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Enjoy Tuscany - Private Minivans with chauffeur from Livorno

Enjoy Tuscany - Private Minivans with chauffeur from LivornoEnjoy Tuscany - Private Minivans with chauffeur from LivornoEnjoy Tuscany, founded in 1999 by Alessandro Magelli, is a well-established, reliable company located in Livorno, the most important port in the region of Tuscany and a popular stop for cruise ships in the Mediterranean.

We provide private transfers and shore excursions to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena, trips to wineries and small Tuscan villages and, with our network of partners, a wide range of classic and made-to-measure tours throughout Italy.

The Foreign Nations of Livorno

Villa Henderson, home to the Natural History Museum of Livorno: once the home of the Scottish Henderson family, merchants in LivornoVilla Henderson, home to the Natural History Museum of Livorno: once the home of the Scottish Henderson family, merchants in LivornoIn order to populate his new city, in 1591-2 Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando de’ Medici passed a series of laws, known as the Leggi Livornine, primarily intended to invite Sephardi Jews fleeing persecution in Spain and Portugal to settle in the city. The laws guaranteed religious tolerance, as well as financial benefits to those who set up business in Livorno, thus encouraging foreign merchants from all over Europe to settle here. As a result, Livorno became a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, home not only to a considerable Jewish community, but also to GreekArmenianDutchFrench and British merchants.

These foreign communities, or Nations as they became known, played a major role in establishing Livorno and developing trade there. The history of Livorno is unique in Italy because of the presence and participation of these different Nazioni, although this aspect is often sadly underestimated, particularly by the local inhabitants. 

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Viale Italia, the seafront of LivornoViale Italia, the seafront of LivornoHere are a few direct links to some of the site's most visited pages:

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26th September 2016, Fortezza Nuova, one of Livorno's two Medici fortresses26th September 2016, Fortezza Nuova, one of Livorno's two Medici fortresses

 
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