2014

Smart new look - and new name - for port front restaurant: L'Andana degli Anelli

L'Andana degli Anelli, restaurant in the port of LivornoL'Andana degli Anelli, restaurant in the port of Livorno L'Andana degli Anelli is the newly refurbished restaurant, café and bar in Livorno's old port, right on the waterfront. After several months of hard and dedicated renovation work, the restaurant (formerly Caffé Cellini) finally revealed its great new look last Saturday (19th April), just in time for the start of the 2014 season.

Celebrating Modigliani

Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani 12th July 2014 marks 130 years since the birth of artist Amedeo Modigliani. He was born, in fact, in 1884 at what was then number 8 Via della Barriera Maremmana (now 38 Via Roma), here in Livorno.

To celebrate the date, Modigliani's birthplace will be open to the public on 12th July 2014 from 10am to 1pm, with guided tours in the evening at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm. At 7pm there will be a toast to Modigliani with red wine and Livorno's favourite street food, Cinque e Cinque, and at 9pm there will be a special birthday cake and champagne (to book tel. +(39) 3208887044). The house will also be open to visitors daily (except 15th August) throughout the summer from 10am-12pm. Entrance €5

Chiara De Palo - from Livorno to London

Chiara de PaloChiara de Palo 27-2-2014 Singer and actress Chiara De Palo was born in Florence, but moved to Livorno with her family in 1986. She studied singing at the prestigious Fiesole Music School from the age of 5, and later studied theatre, training as a physical theatre performer.

For the last ten years Chiara has lived in London where she has found a highly stimulating environment for her work as an actress. She admits that when she went there initially for a short stay with a friend, she already knew that she was unlikely to return to Italy. And she hasn't looked back since.

Interview with cartoonist Daniele Caluri

Daniele CaluriDaniele Caluri Daniele Caluri is a well-known cartoonist from Livorno. His successful career began at Il Vernacoliere, the city's satirical magazine which is read all over Italy.

How was it that you started working with Il Vernacoliere at the age of 14?

In a very ordinary way: at school, a friend and I used to draw humorous cartoons during lessons we weren’t interested in. We would pass them back and forth under the desk to make each other laugh (and to get each other sent out of the classroom). Once I managed to get my friend thrown out of class because he was in such fits of laughter, and afterwards I decided to post the cartoon that had made him laugh so much in the letter box of the Il Vernacoliere magazine, close to my school. A month later it was published and I’ve been collaborating with the magazine ever since, for the past 26 years.