Livorno is a commercial port that docks cruise ships whose itineraries call on Florence, Pisa, and the beautiful surrounding areas (including the world-famous Tuscan wine country). Located approximately 2 miles from a train station, getting to Florence and other cities within the Tuscany region is easy. Though there is little to see in Livorno, its city center (Piazza Grande) is just half a mile walk from the cruise terminal. Florence is the true city of interest for cruises docking in Livorno, as well as Pisa and its famous Leaning Tower.
The historic city of Florence is filled with stunning art and architecture that is on any seasoned traveler’s bucket list. As a city in Italy, it is also famous for authentic pizza, wine, and meats. You will also discovery many shopping opportunities, particularly for leather goods and designer clothing. With so many landmarks to check out, Florence is your best bet for a day trip when your cruise ship docks in Livorno.
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Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Livorno (Florence), along with a brief description:
♦ Terrazza Mascagni
Despite being a commercial port, you can escape to Livorno’s serene seafront for some striking beauty and entertainment. Terrazza Mascagni is a black and white checkered square located right on Livorno’s coastline. It’s a great place to catch the sunset over the ocean, or enjoy an orchestra performance underneath one of the gazebos.
♦ Livorno Aquarium
Wildlife-lovers will be excited to hear that Livorno is home to one of the largest aquariums in the world. This is a great activity for families traveling with children, and it is conveniently located near Terrazza Mascagni. Livorno Aquarium is home to 2,000 creatures and over 300 different species of animals, including reptiles, turtles, amphibians, and insects. It even houses a replica of a shipwreck and a touch pool, where you can get a closer look at some of the colorful fishes that live there.
♦ Sanctuary of Montenero
If you’re into churches, then a visit to the Sanctuary of Montenero is worth a visit before or after your cruise from Livorno. There is a museum on-site where you can learn about the history of the church, as well as the miraculous workings that took place there. Located in Livorno Hills, the church also offers a great vantage point for overlooking the region.
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