Livorno

Old and New Fortresses
The Marzocco Tower
Florence and Pisa: unique beauties

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Livorno/Florence

The Old Liburna

Upon reaching the port of Livorno (Leghorn) during an MSC cruise in the Mediterranean, you will find a lively town with a glorious past; its name it thought to derive from liburna, an ancient Roman vessel.

Boasting some historical monuments – Old Fortress, New Fortress, Marzocco Tower – that have survived Fascist demolitions and Allied bombings, the city is a good starting point for a discovery tour of the Tuscan food and wine culture: fruits, vegetables, typical dishes of the traditional sea and land cuisines and, of course, wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, a wine of great regional importance. One of the excursions proposed by MSC Cruises will take you to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Along its streets strolled great artists and writers such as Dante, Brunelleschi and Donatello, among others. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of its historical buildings, such as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower or Duomo), a clear example of Gothic art with its pink, white and green marble exterior and an interior decorated with frescoes by Giorgio Vasari. The Uffizi Gallery, on the other hand, is one of the most important museums in the world, housing masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raffaello and Tiziano, to name a few. It is impossible not to be enchanted by the magic of Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), the majesty of Piazza della Signoria and the elegance of the Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross). Another excursion is dedicated to Pisa, the birth city of Galileo Galilei. The city is famous for its Tower, a leaning bell tower of white stone facing Piazza dei Miracoli, which also hosts the Cathedral and Baptistery.

The former was designed by the architects Buscheto and Rainaldo and completed at the end of the 12th century, while construction of the latter began in the second half of the 12th century. Its architectural lines are similar to those of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Must see places in Livorno

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REACH THE PORT

Port of Livorno

This section contains information on how to reach the port.

Port Terminal

Stazione Marittima Terminal Crociere

Reach the port by

  • Car

    From S.G.C Firenze-Pisa-Livorno
    Leave at the exit signoposted ‘Livorno Centro/Porto Mediceo/Stazione Marittima’.  Keep to the left and follow the signs for ‘Livorno Centro/Porto’.  Travelling on Via Leonardo da Vinci, keep to the left to continue onto Via Enrico Mattei.  At the roundabout, take the first exit to continue on Via Enrico Mattei then follow Via Guido Donegani.  Turn into Varco Donegani and follow the signs to the Cruise Terminal. 
     
    From Genoa (A12)
    Leave the A12 at the exit signposted ‘Livorno’ and continue on Variante Aurelia. Take the exit signposted ‘Firenze-Porto’.  At the junction keep left and take the ‘SGC Firenze-Pisa-Livorno’ following the signs for ‘Porto’.  Take the exit signposted ‘Livorno Porto’ towards ‘Livorno Centro/Porto Mediceo/Stazione Marittima’.  Keep to the left and follow the signs for ‘Livorno Centro/Porto’.  Travelling on Via Leonardo da Vinci, keep to the left to continue onto Via Enrico Mattei.  At the roundabout, take the first exit to continue on Via Enrico Mattei then follow Via Guido Donegani.  Turn into Varco Donegani and follow the signs to the Cruise Terminal. 
     
    From the South (Rome, Grosseto)
    On the motorway ‘Rosignano Genova’ take the exit signposted ‘Livorno Nord’ and follow signs for ‘Porto (SGC Firenze Porto)’ and take the ‘SGC Firenze – Pisa – Livorno’.  Take the exit signposted  ‘Livorno Porto’ towards ‘Livorno Centro/Porto Mediceo/Stazione Marittima’.  Keep your left and follow signs to ‘Livorno Centro/Porto’ keeping straight on Via Leonardo da Vinci.   Keep to the left to continue onto Via Enrico Mattei.  At the roundabout, take the first exit to continue on Via Enrico Mattei then Via Guido Donegani.  Turn into Varco Donegani and follow the signs to the Cruise Terminal. 
     
    On the SS1 Aurelia a Castel Boccale
    Keep to the right to take enter onto the Variante Aurelia direction ‘Nord (Pisa)’.  After approximately 10km exit onto the ‘SGC Firenze – Pisa – Livorno’ and follow the directions ‘Port’.  Exit at the ‘Livorno Porto’ towards ‘Livorno Centro/Porto Mediceo/Stazione Marittima’. Keep to the left and follow the signs for ‘Livorno Centro/Porto’.  Travelling on Via Leonardo da Vinci, keep to the left to continue onto Via Enrico Mattei.  At the roundabout, take the first exit to continue on Via Enrico Mattei then follow Via Guido Donegani.  Turn into Varco Donegani and follow the signs to the Cruise Terminal. 
    Car

    Parking Information

    Livorno 2000


    Parcheggio Terminal Crociere (ex-STP)


    Piazzale dei Marmi, 12 – 57123 Livorno


    Tel. +39 0586 20 29 01
     
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    VEHICLE DAYS RATES
    Car 8 € 80
    Suv 8 € 80
    Minivan 8 € 90

Italy

History, gastronomy and fashion
History, gastronomy and fashion

A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
 
Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.