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The Cappuccini’s village

Outside the walls towards the south, up and till the XVI century, courtesy of Ferdinand I a convent for the Cappuccini monks was established. Thus giving name to the district which lies close to the sea and heads out towards the countryside. An area rich

Old Fortress

The idea of the Florentines was to build a fortress, mainly as a defence against the sea and the pirate raids, but not only. The transformation of this outpost was to enter into the Florentine Signoria (governing body) as a symbol of authority. The Fortress

The Medicean Port

Coming straight down Via Grande (Great Street) passing Colonnella Square and leaving behind you the statue of the four Moores, chained up by Ferdinand 1st, one goes by the French bridge (ex bridge of sighs) to get to the Andana degli Anelli steps: a gallery

Moats in Livorno

A ditch was dug around the city and filled with seawater; these are the moats in Livorno, a deep scratch around the city providing protection. At a glance the city is made up of layers: The water where the cellars and warehouses look onto, above

The Promenade

Only after leaving Piazza Mazzini, heading south, does the city’s promenade actually begin. A stunning walkway designed to undergo construction during the early 1800s; based on the promenade at Chiaia in Naples and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The promenade in Livorno runs along

The Mascagni Terrace

The Terrace is the most charming of the “nobili interrompimenti” * along the Livornian seafront. With your back to the Marina Luigi Orlando, the first historic bathing resorts start to appear. They were built towards the end of the 18th century, around the dawning of