3 October 2007. After long restoration and reconstruction, the small church dedicated to San Francesco will be reconsacrated in a ceremony on Thursday evening, 5th October. At 7.30pm a copy of the icon portraying the Madonna of Montenero will be carried in procession from the Sanctuary of Montenero to the bus park where it will be loaded onto a truck and taken as far as the Azimut Benetti shipyard. At 9pm the procession will continue by boat along the 'Fossi' (canals) to the Fortress. At 10pm the reconsacration of the church will take place.
The reopening of the tiny church represents another step forward for Livorno in its gradual rediscovery of the city's treasures.