Best Things To Do in Livorno, Italy

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Sanctuary of Montenero (Santuario di Montenero): An 18th Century shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Grace is the most visited and is of religious importance! Pay your respects at the Basilica and then make sure you climb up to the top to get a glimpse of Livorno City – the view is stunning!
  • Terrazza Mascagni: Stretched across the length of the sea, this terrace looks like a giant chess board. A visit to Livorno isn’t complete without visiting this top attraction in Livorno. Take a leisurely walk after lunch or late in the evening with that someone special, spend some time alone contemplating or spend your time here taking lot of pictures capturing memories!
  • Cavallino Matto: It is the largest amusement park in the whole of Tuscany and its name literally translates to “The Crazy Little Horse”. There’s a ride for everyone here and also restaurant and a bar in case the hunger strikes. Visitors also have an option to carry a picnic basket along and enjoy their meal amid a forest.
  • Central Market (Mercato Centrale): While in Livorno, pay a visit to its local market and get a glimpse of the Italian way. It has 30+ shops and 200+ shops that sell various items from poultry to ham, from wine to cheese and fresh fruit and vegetables!
  • Museo Provinciale Storia Naturale: Housed in Villa Henderson since late 1900s, this museum is home to administrative offices and has interesting exhibitions like Hall of Man, Geopaleontology (area’s geology), a section dedicated to anatomy of vertebrates as well as sections on wildlife and plants in the region.   

Apart from the attractions listed, some of the places worth exploring are –

  • Port of Livorno
  • Ardenza & Antignano
  • Piazza dei Domenicani
  • Piccola Venezia      

Shopping

  • Shopping in Livorno is an exciting affair with various products available from designer to antiques and from swanky malls to street markets. Have a look at Studio Zero Vetro for some exquisite jewellery, get a taste of Livorno’s traditional drink Poncino at Bar del Caffè in the Central Market and the glasses to drink Poncino in – ponce glasses! Go explore!
  • Antiques Market: If you are an antiques lover or just want to have a look at the collection, then head to Antiques Market every third Saturday and Sunday of the month – you might find yourself to be in love with the antiques! Dates for 2015 -14/15th February, 14/15th March, 18/19th April, 16/17th May, 20/21st June, 18/19th July, 15/16th August, 19/20th September, 17/18th October, 14/15th November, 19/20th December. It is a 45 minutes’ drive from Livorno to Lucca.

Nightlife

  • Livorno is blessed with pulsating nightlife with pubs and bars suiting various moods and age groups. Some of the joints worth exploring are Astragalo, Ex Cinema Aurora, Sopravento, The Bad Elf Pub etc. 

Below we have a list of things to do in Livorno and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Livorno getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Livorno with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Livorno

Here is the list of things to do in Livorno and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Central Market

    4.4 (2866 Votes)
    Central Market

    Outdoors, Landmark, Cafe, Market

    While in Livorno, pay a visit to its local market and get a glimpse of a typical Italian market. It has a total of 5 entrances which will lead you to 30+ shops and 200+ shops selling various items from poultry to ham, from wine to cheese and fresh fruit and vegetables! After a stroll around the market, visitors can enjoy a cup of Italian coffee at one of the cafes in the market. It is designed...Read more
  2. Acquario Di Livorno

    3.8 (1779 Votes)
    Acquario Di Livorno

    Aquarium, Exhibition

    One of the top attractions to visit if you are travelling with kids! With its seafront location, 30+ tanks with over 1500 animals of approximately 300 species of fish and other sea creatures, this is one of the top attractions to visit not just in Livorno but in the whole of Tuscany! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Livorno itinerary 1 day.
  3. Sanctuary Of Montenero

    4.7 (1315 Votes)
    Sanctuary Of Montenero

    Religious Site, View Point, Entertainment

    Situated atop a hill is an 18th Century shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Grace, memorial room and candle room. It is the most visited attraction and is of religious importance. Pay your respects at the Basilica and then climb up to the top of the tower to get a glimpse of Livorno City – the view is stunning! Later, relax at one of the cafes in piazza or shop at one of the stalls or just e...Read more
  4. Fortezza Nuova

    4 (1937 Votes)
    Fortezza Nuova

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Fort

    Also known as New Castle, it is situated in Piccola Venezia and was originally built in 1600s for Medici family. Only the Fort ruins remain now and the area inside the Fort walls have now been turned into perfectly manicured gardens for the visitors to enjoy a stroll. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Livorno itinerary 1 day.
  5. Museo Provinciale Storia Naturale

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Housed in Villa Henderson since late 1900s, this museum is home to administrative offices and has interesting exhibitions like Hall of Man, Geopaleontology (area’s geology), a section dedicated to anatomy of vertebrates as well as sections on wildlife and plants in the region. And if visiting with kids, then the section which houses skeleton of a finback whale, Annie will be the highligh...Read more
  6. Fortezza Vecchia

    4.4 (658 Votes)
    Fortezza Vecchia

    View Point, Historical Site, Fort

    Located on Medici port, this Fort is of historical importance and is an historical symbol of the City of Livorno. Designed by Antonio da Sangallo on the orders from Medici rulers, it was completed during early 1500s. Climb up the tower, Matilde Tower, the oldest remaining structure of the Fort to get best views of the City on one side and of the Port from the other side of the Tower.
  7. La Perla Del Mare

    4.4 (171 Votes)
    La Perla Del Mare

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Enjoy delectable dishes by the sea at this charming restaurant in Livorno. Decoration is simple yet tasteful with good ambience and friendly staff. It also makes for a perfect date night restaurant – watch the sunset hand in hand while enjoying a wine from their extensive list of wines. Seafood is worth a try at this restaurant, especially fish. 
  8. Rotini Art Gallery

    Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Started in late 1900s, Gallery’s initial focus was on paintings made by artists like Signorini, Cecconi, Bartolini and Gioli among other artists from 19th Century. Gallery now is a home to beautiful paintings made by local artists which visitors may take home or have an option to get it shipped at their residence. Gallery is filled with some exquisite works of art, do take out sometime to...Read more
  9. Monument Of Quattro Mori

    4.3 (714 Votes)
    Monument Of Quattro Mori

    Outdoors, Monument

    Literally translates to “Monument of the Four Moors”, it is situated near the Port of Livorno. This monument is Livorno’s one of the important works of art and is dedicated to Grand Duke. The monument was completed in two stages – the upper part portraying Medici Grand Duke was completed in early 1600s and was sculpted in marble whereas moors were sculpted in bronze and ...Read more
  10. Old English Cemetery

    Historical Site, Cemetery

    Located near Via Verdi, it is the oldest non Roman Catholic cemetery in Italy and dates back to mid-1600s. Most of the people buried here are of English origin, apart from people of French, Germans and Swiss origin as well.
  11. Livorno On The Beach

    Town

    Livorno on the Beach is a holiday apartment located in the town of Livorno in the province of Tuscany in Italy. These apartments are located right on the beach and has all the basic amenities like wireless internet, kitchen, parking, swimming pool and more. A caretaker is available to take care of your needs. More about Livorno Use Livorno trip planner to visit Livorno On The Beach and many ot...Read more
  12. Porto Mediceo

    Fishing

    Observe the view of a rushing port where ship, fishing boats and tug boats are arriving and departing, by visiting Porto Mediceo. You can relax at the broadwalk nearby. The Porto Mediceo is regarded as the most ancient and historic Tuscan port. The spot is mostly visited in evening to enjoy the stunning view of sunset. Many bars are there for you to enjoy splendid drinks. Try out any of the res...Read more
  13. Spiaggia Del Sale

    3.9 (18 Votes)
    Spiaggia Del Sale

    Beach

    Spiaggia del sale is a quiet beach located in Livorno, Italy. It is the perfect beach for snorkeling and scuba diving, as the sea bed is quite shallow near this beach. Adjacent to the beach is the low, rocky cliff and it looks dramatic against the vibrant blue water. During autumn and winter, the wave is quite good and surfers from near and far flock to this beach to practice their art. The &l...Read more
  14. Torre Di Calafuria

    View Point, Tower

    Torre Di Calafuria, or the Tower of Calafuria is an observation station that is located near the Province of Livorno in the Italian region of Tuscany. The tower was built in the beginning of the 17th century with a purpose of building a vantage point as a part of city of Livorno’s defence fortification. The tower is located along the coastline between Antignano and th...Read more
  15. Nuovo Teatro Delle Commedie

    Entertainment, Theatre

    The New Theatre of Comedies is run by a Theatre company and association named Pilar Ternera and is a small theatre. The theatre produces children’s theatre shows and performance which are much loved by all the people. The space is very well maintained and organised and you the stage is visible easily from all the seats. The theatre is very beautiful and all the performances are unique and...Read more