Some Practical Information for Your Stay in Livorno
If your cruise ship docks at one of the industrial wharfs in Livorno Port, there will be a cruise shuttle bus service into town which drops off and picks up opposite Livorno town hall, just behind Piazza Grande. There is a Tourist Information Office in the building that separates the Piazza del Municipio from Piazza Grande. Here you can pick up a map of Livorno and other information about the city. Some of the smaller cruise ships dock in the old Medici Port (Porto Mediceo) which is within easy walking distance from the town centre of Livorno.
Livorno Shop Opening Times:
Most shops in Livorno open at about 9.00 or 9.30am and many close for lunch at 12.30 or 1pm. Some of the larger stores and chain stores now stay open all day, but they are still a minority. Afternoon shopping hours in Livorno start at about 4pm but this can be later in the summer. They generally close at 8pm. On Monday mornings shops are closed (except for food shops, markets and supermarkets). In Livorno, however, shops open on the first Sunday of every month (but sometimes only in the afternoon, and not in July or August). Many small businesses also close for a short period during August - the 'Chiuso per Ferie' (closed for holidays) sign is a familiar sight.
The Central Market of Livorno and food shops and stalls in the market area open at about 8am, closing at 1pm from Monday to Saturday. Supermarkets open all day, and are often open on Sunday mornings as well.
Banks in Livorno:
Most open at about 8.30am and close at 1.30pm.
Tobacconists: Apart from cigarettes and tobacco, tobacconists also sell bus tickets, stamps, stationary, confectionary, and a range of other gadgets.
Livorno Bus Tickets: These can be bought at newpaper kiosks and tobacconists, as well as at the automatic ticket machines in Piazza Grande. They cost €1.10 each and are valid for 60 minutes. In theory you can also buy tickets on board the bus, but they cost more, and often the driver has run out! Tickets must be stamped in the blue machines on board at the beginning of your journey and are valid for an hour.
Pharmacies: There is a 24-hour chemist, Farmacia Comunale Grande in Livorno's central Piazza Grande, at number 39.
Public Toilets in Livorno: There are some public toilets inside the Central Market. Otherwise it is general practice to use the facilities of a café or bar, buying a quick coffee or even just a glass of water for the privilege. There are toilets upstairs in the Coin department store (Piazza Attias), and in Upim (Via Marradi).
Restaurants open at Lunchtime in Livorno:
These restaurants are all open for lunch (except on stated days). They offer a variety of styles, food and prices and are listed in alphabetical order.
In or near the centre of Livorno:
Al Pallaio (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
Cantina Senese (except Sundays)
Da Galileo (except Wednesdays)
Il Rifugio (except Saturdays and Sundays)
L'Antica Venezia (except Sundays)
La Chiave (except Wednesdays)
La Lupa (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
La Vecchia Senese (except Sundays)
Osteria La Barrociaia (except Sundays and mondays)
Osteria Le Tate (except Saturdays and Sundays)
Pizza in Piazza (except Sundays)
Out of Town
Antico Ristorante Conti (Montenero) (except Mondays and Tuesdays when reservation is advised)