The huge church of Santa Maria del Soccorso was designed by Gaetano Gherardi following an outbreak of cholera in Livorno in 1835 during which more than a thousand Livornese inhabitants lost their lives.
It is the biggest church in Livorno, measuring 90 metres in length, and it stands in the attractive square known as Piazza della Vittoria (formerly Piazza Magenta) at the end of Via Magenta, near the town centre.
Piazza della Vittoria 75,
Tel. +(39) 0586 893867
weekdays: 9.00am and 6pm
Sundays and holidays: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 6pm
PARKING: pay car park directly in front of the church. Pay at the meter (€1 for the first hour, €1.50 for the second hour)
BUSES: no. 2 & no. 6 (in Via Magenta)