LIVORNO CITY SIGHTSEEING®
Bus terminal: Via Cogorano, next to the cruise shuttle bus stop
First departure 10 am
Last departure 3 pm
Frequency: every 60 minutes
Season: from April to November:
Prices: 12€ adults – 6€ reduced (5 – 15 years)
The Livorno City Sightseeing® will take you to explore the vibrant pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea: an incredible journey to discover together the history, the culture, the traditions of this charming city founded by the story o an eclectic mixture of cultures.
The classic formula of the ticket valid for 24 hours with the hop on hop off possibility at will, offers the visitors the freedom to choose the following opportunities:
shopping in the beautiful streets of the center;
stroll on the scenic and elegant liberty waterfront;
discover the old uphill to the historical-religious village Montenero, using the old funicular;
visit the beautiful city museums.
Continue exploring the city on board the typical ‘Boat trip “in the Seventeenth Century District of Venice, observing the unusual perspective of the channels, the Medici City of the Merchants, the old Foreign Community, the Port, the Baroque Churches of the imposing historical palaces.
Our trip will start from the central square where the political and administrative heart of the city beats.
We will pass through the historical and picturesque district of Venice, facing the waterways which once allowed the transport of goods up to the cellars that overlook below the street, we will admire also the two Medici fortresses and the typical small American market.
Coming out from the streets of the city, visitors will be able to admire the beautiful waterfront and the great Terrazza Mascagni (with its distinctive checkerboard flooring extending for more than 8,700 square meters), the Aquarium and the numerous dining places. Finally we will arrive at the foot of the Sanctuary of Montenero, known as the center of pilgrimage and of undeniable charm and mystique thanks to one of the largest and most impressive testimonials of given graces of Italy: the gallery of ex -votos.
The trip aboard the open-top bus continues taking tourists inside the museums, inside the birth house of Amedeo Modigliani, in the historic Central Market Hall, monumental nineteenth-century building considered the largest in Europe, where it is possible to find products typical of the Livorno culinary tradition, and outside, between the stalls of the adjacent small market, much folklore.
THE SANCTUARY OF MONTENERO: RELIGIOUS AND HISTORIC VILLAGE (1345): on the hill overlooking the sea, with an amazing view, the Sanctuary is a religious and pilgrimage centre, with one of the most important votive offerings gallery in Italy.
Funicular Railway: (1908) was the first electric in Italy and from 2000 the first running on solar panel. It passes a difference in height of more than 111 meters, with maximum slopes of 18% on a track of 656 meters.
Panoramic View: 313 meters over the sea level, it’s the best panoramic sight of the town. A striking panorama over the sea-coast, the islands of the Tuscan Arcipelago, the countryside, the far Apuan alps and the whole City of Livorno. Services: restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, stalls.
CENTRAL INDOOR MARKET – THE LARGEST IN EUROPE (1889)
The Central Market: it‘s the greatest indoor market of Europe, built over the main canal from the late 19th century. Inside, the 230 stalls offer Tuscan fine delicatessen products and the local speciality: fish. Open in the morning.
Outdoor Market: coloured and lively market divided in two areas: one with fruit and vegetables and the other with clothing.