The Bagni

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The Bagni

 

Entrance to Bagni Lido, Ardenza, Livorno Entrance to Bagni Lido, Ardenza, Livorno Being a port and a fairly big town, Livorno's coastline does not offer much in the way of sandy beaches. South of the old shipyards begins a series of Bagni catering for a good percentage of the locals from June to September. A bagno is a private bathing area, a kind of beach club or lido, providing a whole range of facilities, from sun loungers and umbrellas to beach huts, snack bars, toilets, showers, lifeguards, pedaloes, football, and in some cases swimming pools and evening entertainment. Actual beach areas are limited in the bagni, and usually consist of a small man-made area of sand used by small children. Swimming is done from the rocks or the concrete platforms built along the coast.