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Population: 3.6 million
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Province of Livorno, Tuscany
View of the Island of Capraia - Photo: Luca Aless
The province of Livorno covers and area of 1,218 sq.km. and includes the islands of Gorgona, Capraia, Elba, Pianosa and Montecristo from the Tuscan Archipelago.

Livorno Province
Province of Livorno, Tuscany

It is bordered to the north and east by the province of Pisa, to the south by the province of Grosseto and to the west by the Tyrrhenian sea.

To the north the province is flat and was once nothing but marshes. Further south there are some low hills but the only high part of this province is the Piombino promontory where the coast is high and rocky.

Livorno
Livorno is the capital city of the province of Livorno in the region of Tuscany, Italy. It is a busy port lying on the western shores of the Mediterranean sea and was originally created in 1017 as a small fortress to protect the city of Pisa.

In the early 17th century Ferdinando II de'Medici inititiated a plan to extend the city in order to create an area which would give more space for maritime and commercial activities. This was constructed north of the city with land reclaimed from the sea and meaning it had to have many canals and was connected to the rest of the city by bridges. The complex work meant that skilled workers from Venice had to be employed to create it and the area became known as Venezia Nuova.

Livorno Province
Venezia Nuova - Photo: Luca Relli

Livorno suffered badly during World War II with many of the major historic sites and buildings, including the cathedral, being destroyed by bombs.

The main squares and public places in Livorno are Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Grande and Terrazza Mascagni which is a large, open promenade on the seafront offering views of the sea and Tuscan Islands, the Port of Livorno and the Livorno hills in the background.

Livorno Province
Piazza della Repubblica - Photo: Luca Aless

The places, buildings and monuments to see are:
Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi which was built in a central position on the edge of Piazza Grande in the late 16th century. It was completely destroyed in 1943 but was rebuilt as close to the original as possible.

The Palazzo Comunale, originally built in 1720, damaged by an earthquake in 1742 and then destroyed by bombing during World War II. Like the Cathedral, it was rebuilt afterwards in keeping with the original.

Monumento dei Quattro Mori (Monument of the Four Moors) is the most famous statue in the city. It was commissioned by Ferdinando 1 de'Medici in 1595 when he asked Giovanni Bandini to make a statue of him in uniform out of white Carrara marble. He later decided to add the four Moorish prisoners and the first two were added in 1622 and the last two in 1626.

Fortezza Vecchia originated in 1077 when a square tower was built on top of a ruined Roman tower.In 1241, after a successful battle, a 30 metre high cylindrical tower was added with two forts being built in 1377. These two forts were connected to a wall in 1392 as a form of defence.

Livorno Province
Fortezza Vecchia - Photo: Piergiuliano Chesi

Fortezza Nuova was built at the end of the 16th century and is made from stones and red bricks. It was badly damaged during the Second World War but underwent complete restoration which finished in 1972.

Livorno Province
Fortezza Nuova - Photo: E.A.S.

Some notable churches in the city are:
Church of the Madonna.
Church of the Most Holy Annunciation.
Church of Saint-John the Baptist.
Church of Saint Caterina.
Church of Saint Ferdinand.

There is an aquarium, 'Acquario Comunale Diacinto Cestoni' which is the biggest in Tuscany.

Livorno is also home to the Italian Naval Academy (Accademia Navale) which is a coeducational military university.

Piombino
Directly opposite the Island of Elba, Piombino has an ancient town centre which was once an Etruscan Port. This port is still used today for both commercial and tourist traffic and ferries run from here to Elba and Olbia in Sardinia.

The main sites in the town are: The Cathedral of Sant'Antimo built around 1377.

Il Torrione which dates back to 1212 making it the oldest monument in the town. It was once the main gatway into Piombino and was also used as a lookout tower.

Rivellino which was added to Il Torrione in 1447 as a fortification and better defense from artillery.

Livorno Province
Il Torrione and Rivellino - Photo: Sailko

Cassero Pisano, a castle consisting of a fortress and a cassero which was used as a military prison up until 1959.

Palazzo Comunale, the Town Hall, was built in 1435 but has been almost totally reconstructed.

The Chiesa della Misericordia constructed in the early 13th century and housing a prized 15th century crucifix.

Chapel of St. Anne which is a good example of Renaissance architecture. It is annexed to the 16th century Torre Civica.

Castiglioncello
This town has been a popular seaside resort since the 19th century and is a pleasant place to have a summer holiday with good beaches and facilities.

Besides the beaches, bars, cafes and restaurants there are a few interesting places in and around the town to visit:
Castello Pasquini, built at the end of the 19th century.

Livorno Province
Pasquini Castle, Castiglioncello - Photo: Unukorno

Torre di Castiglioncello dating back to the 17th century and was used as a coastal lookout tower.

Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione.

Cecina
There is an archaeological park near this town housing the remains of a Roman Villa from the 1st century BC.



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Tuscany Information
Location of Tuscany
Area: 22,990 km²
Population: 3.6 million
Density: 157/km²
Capital: Florence

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Provinces
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  • Arezzo
    • Anghiari
      Arezzo
      Badia Tedalda
      Bibbiena
      Bucine
      Capolona
      Caprese Michelangelo
      Castel Focognano
      Castel San Niccolò
      Castelfranco di Sopra
      Castiglion Fibocchi
      Castiglion Fiorentino
      Cavriglia
      Chitignano
      Chiusi della Verna
      Civitella in Val di Chiana
      Cortona
      Foiano della Chiana
      Laterina
      Loro Ciuffenna
      Lucignano
      Marciano della Chiana
      Monte San Savino
      Montemignaio
      Monterchi
      Montevarchi
      Ortignano Raggiolo
      Pergine Valdarno
      Pian di Sco
      Pieve Santo Stefano
      Poppi
      Pratovecchio
      San Giovanni Valdarno
      Sansepolcro
      Sestino
      Stia
      Subbiano
      Talla
      Terranuova Bracciolini

  • Firenze
    • Bagno a Ripoli
      Barberino di Mugello
      Barberino Val d'Elsa
      Borgo San Lorenzo
      Calenzano
      Campi Bisenzio
      Capraia e Limite
      Castelfiorentino
      Cerreto Guidi
      Certaldo
      Dicomano
      Empoli
      Fiesole
      Figline Valdarno
      Firenze
      Firenzuola
      Fucecchio
      Gambassi Terme
      Greve in Chianti
      Impruneta
      Incisa in Val d'Arno
      Lastra a Signa
      Londa
      Marradi
      Montaione
      Montelupo Fiorentino
      Montespertoli
      Palazzuolo sul Senio
      Pelago
      Pontassieve
      Reggello
      Rignano sull'Arno
      Rufina
      San Casciano in Val di Pesa
      San Godenzo
      San Piero a Sieve
      Scandicci
      Scarperia
      Sesto Fiorentino
      Signa
      Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
      Vaglia
      Vicchio
      Vinci

  • Grosseto
    • Arcidosso
      Campagnatico
      Capalbio
      Castel del Piano
      Castell'Azzara
      Castiglione della Pescaia
      Cinigiano
      Civitella Paganico
      Follonica
      Gavorrano
      Grosseto
      Isola del Giglio
      Magliano in Toscana
      Manciano
      Massa Marittima
      Monte Argentario
      Monterotondo Marittimo
      Montieri
      Orbetello
      Pitigliano
      Roccalbegna
      Roccastrada
      Santa Fiora
      Scansano
      Scarlino
      Seggiano
      Semproniano
      Sorano

  • Livorno
    • Bibbona
      Campiglia Marittima
      Campo nell'Elba
      Capoliveri
      Capraia Isola
      Castagneto Carducci
      Cecina
      Collesalvetti
      Livorno
      Marciana
      Marciana Marina
      Piombino
      Porto Azzurro
      Portoferraio
      Rio Marina
      Rio nell'Elba
      Rosignano Marittimo
      San Vincenzo
      Sassetta
      Suvereto

  • Lucca
    • Altopascio
      Bagni di Lucca
      Barga
      Borgo a Mozzano
      Camaiore
      Camporgiano
      Capannori
      Careggine
      Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
      Castiglione di Garfagnana
      Coreglia Antelminelli
      Fabbriche di Vallico
      Forte dei Marmi
      Fosciandora
      Gallicano
      Giuncugnano
      Lucca
      Massarosa
      Minucciano
      Molazzana
      Montecarlo
      Pescaglia
      Piazza al Serchio
      Pietrasanta
      Pieve Fosciana
      Porcari
      San Romano in Garfagnana
      Seravezza
      Sillano
      Stazzema
      Vagli Sotto
      Vergemoli
      Viareggio
      Villa Basilica
      Villa Collemandina

  • Massa-Carrara
    • Aulla
      Bagnone
      Carrara
      Casola in Lunigiana
      Comano
      Filattiera
      Fivizzano
      Fosdinovo
      Licciana Nardi
      Massa
      Montignoso
      Mulazzo
      Podenzana
      Pontremoli
      Tresana
      Villafranca in Lunigiana
      Zeri

  • Pisa
    • Bientina
      Buti
      Calci
      Calcinaia
      Capannoli
      Casale Marittimo
      Casciana Terme
      Cascina
      Castelfranco di Sotto
      Castellina Marittima
      Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina
      Chianni
      Crespina
      Fauglia
      Guardistallo
      Lajatico
      Lari
      Lorenzana
      Montecatini Val di Cecina
      Montescudaio
      Monteverdi Marittimo
      Montopoli in Val d'Arno
      Orciano Pisano
      Palaia
      Peccioli
      Pisa
      Pomarance
      Ponsacco
      Pontedera
      Riparbella
      San Giuliano Terme
      San Miniato
      Santa Croce sull'Arno
      Santa Luce
      Santa Maria a Monte
      Terricciola
      Vecchiano
      Vicopisano
      Volterra

  • Pistoia
    • Abetone
      Agliana
      Buggiano
      Chiesina Uzzanese
      Cutigliano
      Lamporecchio
      Larciano
      Marliana
      Massa e Cozzile
      Monsummano Terme
      Montale
      Montecatini-Terme
      Pescia
      Pieve a Nievole
      Pistoia
      Piteglio
      Ponte Buggianese
      Quarrata
      Sambuca Pistoiese
      San Marcello Pistoiese
      Serravalle Pistoiese
      Uzzano

  • Prato
    • Cantagallo
      Carmignano
      Montemurlo
      Poggio a Caiano
      Prato
      Vaiano
      Vernio

  • Siena
    • Abbadia San Salvatore
      Asciano
      Buonconvento
      Casole d'Elsa
      Castellina in Chianti
      Castelnuovo Berardenga
      Castiglione d'Orcia
      Cetona
      Chianciano Terme
      Chiusdino
      Chiusi
      Colle di Val d'Elsa
      Gaiole in Chianti
      Montalcino
      Montepulciano
      Monteriggioni
      Monteroni d'Arbia
      Monticiano
      Murlo
      Piancastagnaio
      Pienza
      Poggibonsi
      Radda in Chianti
      Radicofani
      Radicondoli
      Rapolano Terme
      San Casciano dei Bagni
      San Gimignano
      San Giovanni d'Asso
      San Quirico d'Orcia
      Sarteano
      Siena
      Sinalunga
      Sovicille
      Torrita di Siena
      Trequanda

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