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Dear visitors, After 15 years of providing information about Livorno, as from 1st May 2020 the Livorno Now website will no longer be updated. You can continue to follow us and contact us through our Facebook page or by email livornonow@gmail.com
A huge thank you to Kelsey and Lucy for the original idea for this project, and for all their support and encouragement in those early days. And thank you to all the people in Livorno and worldwide who have positively contributed to the site over the last 15 years 

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A beautiful weekend in Livorno.

Picchi Stadium, Livorno Picchi Stadium, Livorno My friend and I spent a smashing weekend in Livorno recently. Thanks to the Livorno Now website my friend and I were able to see much more of Livorno and appreciate it.

The weather was great, bright and sunny and perfect for strolling along the canal in the "little Venice" district. This led to the seafront and a few drinks in Bar Terzi (Piazza Mazzini). We purchased tickets for the following day's game between AS Livorno and AC Milan (only 11 euros each) and after window shopping on the Via Grande we finished our day in the very friendly and welcoming Bar Civili drinking the famous Ponce (coffee,rum,lemon).

Livorno gets Thumbs Up from Cruisers!

Cruise ship in the Port of Livorno Cruise ship in the Port of Livorno Livorno Port and City leaves positive impression on visitors

"We recently stopped off in Livorno for a day and having been several times
before to the surrounding sites decided to stay in Livorno. With the help
of your site we had a wonderful day,purchased the Livorno card, visited
the markets, went on the boat trip and the Funicular. Without your site we
would have missed these attractions. Thanks and keep up all the good work."
Andy Cornell (Aug 2010)

What People Have Said About Livorno


Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno The following is a selection of quotations about Livorno by various people - from Charles Dickens to Australian travel writer Peter Moore - through history, up until recent times. I have chosen them because in some way or another they ring true to me,  even if they were written perhaps decades or even centuries ago. They all capture a certain aspect of Livorno, together summing up the essence of this Medici city by the sea. They are in chronological order, starting with the most recent: