Livorno, the port of Tuscany
Livorno is the gateway to Tuscany when arriving by sea. This region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in world for its history, art and countryside.
Cosimo de Medici, showed great foresight when he chose Livorno as the seaport for the Granduchy of Florence at the end of the 16th century. The Granduchy was the cradle of the Renaissance and a city state made powerful by its bankers and merchants.
Livorno is ideally located: it is 80km from Florence and equidistant from Pisa, Siena, Pistoia, Lucca, as well as San Gimignano, Certaldo and Volterra.
However, the area’s cultural heritage is not limited to the Renaissance and visitors can admire fine Etruscan and Roman remains.
Over the course of the centuries Livorno has inherited the mantle of an Italian Maritime Republic.
In this regard it has overtaken its neighbour Pisa and strengthened its strategic position as a crossroads for Mediterranean and transoceanic sea traffic.
Livorno is now a multi-functional port of prime importance for trade and has a well established infrastruc- ture for the smooth handling of passenger and cruise ship traffic.
Livorno and its port are the gateway to a region synonymous with creativity, beauty and art.
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Hi-res image of the Livorno's port plan.