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Trekking to the city’s source

Trekking to the city’s source

GeoTrekking Livorno

Embark on a journey through the historic springs of Livorno with a captivating trek among ancient ruins and wild nature.

Join us to discover the hidden wonders of Livorno’s historic springs on an enchanting and history-rich trek. Our journey takes place within the Parco dei Monti Livornesi, a network of trails weaving through lush forests, spring waters, and lively streams, like the Caput Morrae. This stream, reaching the Cisternino and Cisternone, has quenched the thirst of Livorno’s inhabitants from 1816 until the early 20th century.

We will walk through the architectural marvels of the Acquedotto Leopoldino, perfectly integrated with the surrounding nature: smooth sandstone arches, purification basins, tunnels, and staircases of a 19th-century masterpiece stretching 17 km, designed by architect Poccianti. Initiated under Ferdinand III of Lorraine and completed by Leopold II, this aqueduct stands as a historical example of the engineering of its time. Following its path, we will head back towards Valle Benedetta via the 00 trail in La Focerella locality, passing by the quarries of Monte Maggiore where the green serpentine rocks, which have marked the ancient geological history of the area, were extracted. We will finally conclude our excursion with a pleasant stop at the trattoria in the Valle Benedetta, where we can enjoy a snack and admire the beautiful view of the sea and the city of Livorno.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to get closer to nature and the history of Livorno. Request availability now to partake in this trek immersed in nature!

Dates and times

  • Every Thursday, starting at 9:30 AM.
  • February 15 – June 30.

Price information

  • € 30 per person.

Included services

  • The service of an Environmental Hiking Guide (as per L.R.42/2000).
  • Snack at the trattoria in Valle Benedetta “Camporeggi”.

Payment conditions

  • Payment will be made at the start.

FAQ / good to know

  • The excursion will take place only if a minimum of 4 participants is reached.
  • If the minimum number is not met, the trip will be canceled, and participants will be notified by 6:00 PM the day before.
  • Maximum number – 20/25 people.
  • Throughout the trail, you will be guided by a qualified Environmental Hiking Guide (as per regional law L.R. 42/2000).
  • Reservation is required.
  • Participants are not covered by accident insurance.

Meeting point

  • Start and return at “Trattoria Camporeggi”, Valle Benedetta, Livorno.

Arrival information

  • By car: take the Livorno Sud exit, head towards Salviano, and then towards Valle Benedetta, follow SP5 for 7 Km to the destination.

Required equipment

  • Wearing hiking boots is mandatory.

Not included services

  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in “The rates includes”.


  • Difficulty: Easy (E)
  • Length: 7.5 Km
  • Elevation Gain: 285 m
  • Trekking Duration: 4 hours

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