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Canal boat tour

Canal boat tour

Coop. Itinera

Explore the history and cultural heritage of Livorno by traveling along its ancient Medici canals.

Embark on a captivating travel through time, exploring the rich history and cultural heritage of Livorno through its ancient Medici canals. This approximately 45-minute boat tour, offers a unique and enchanting perspective of our city, guiding you through a route that reveals its historical past and cultural treasures in a fascinating way.

Your adventure begins with the majestic sight of the Fortezza Vecchia and continues through the serene waters of the canals that meander through the picturesque Venezia Nuova district. As you sail, be enchanted by the ancient buildings overlooking the merchant docks of yesteryear and the historic cellars that reveals the wealth of a centuries-old port tradition.

Your journey will then lead you through the charming San Marco-Pontino district, where you’ll experience the unforgettable moment of passing under the widest bridge in Europe: Piazza della Repubblica, also known as Il Voltone, stretching 200 meters in length. Your tour will end along the Royal Canal, where you can admire the grand 19th-century architectures of the Mercato Centrale and the monumental palaces of the rich Livorno middle class of the 19th century.

Book your spot now for the boat tour along the Medici canals and dive into the beauty and tradition of Livorno.

Included services

  • With a minimum of 8 paying guests, the cost also includes onboard guide service; alternatively, multilingual audioguides are available.

FAQ / good to know

  • The service requires a minimum of 4 paying guests.
  • For more useful information, please visit and check the FAQ page.
  • In the mornings, the boat provides services for cruise tourism in cooperation with the Livorno Tourist Information Office and other local companies. To contact the Tourist Information Office:
  • The service is also available for pre-formed groups (minimum of 25 people) who may choose times outside the regular schedule, with quotes available upon request at:
  • Information and booking also available through the Itinera secretariat at the following numbers: office 0586.894563 from Monday to Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm / 3:30 pm-6:30 pm. Mobile 348.7382094 available every day from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Price information

  • Adults €12.00.
  • Children aged 6 to 12 years €6.00.
  • Free for children under 6 years old.

Discounts are available for severely disabled individuals or those in wheelchairs and their companions. Wheelchair users can board only if they are able to sit on the benches as we cannot accommodate open wheelchairs. No other types of discounts are available.

Dates and times

  • The service operates from April 1 to November 30, 2024, from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays).
  • April: departures at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm – with an additional departure at 5:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (minimum of 10 participants).
  • May: departures at 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm (6:30 pm on request).
  • June, July, and August: departures at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm with an additional departure at 8:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • During scheduled city events: an additional departure at 9:30 pm.

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