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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where our stunning imagery will transport you to the heart of Livorno, allowing you to experience the irresistible allure and undeniable charm of this captivating destination: – Livorno is a vibrant and cosmopolitan port city in the Tuscany region of Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is located about 20 kilometres south of Pisa and 100 kilometres north of Florence. Livorno has a long and rich history, dating back to the 11th century, when it was founded as a coastal fortress to defend Pisa. It was later ruled by Genoa, Florence, and the Medici family, who transformed it into an “ideal Italian Renaissance city” with fortified walls, ramparts, and canals. Livorno was also a free port and a duty-free area, attracting merchants, sailors, and immigrants from different countries and religions. Livorno became a hub of culture, trade, and tolerance, hosting the first non-Roman Catholic church in Tuscany and a large Jewish community. Livorno offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors, such as the Terrazza Mascagni, a walkway over the sea with checkered flooring and a panoramic view of the coast; the Quartiere Venezia, a lively neighbourhood with bridges, lanes, canals, and houses that resemble Venice; the Monumento dei Quattro Mori, a bronze statue of four chained Moors at the base of a marble statue of Grand Duke Ferdinand I, symbolizing the victory over the pirates in the Tuscan seas; the Fortezza Vecchia, an elegant fortress that stands at the edge of the Medici port and hosts a museum of palaeontology; and the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi, a 16th century church that features a large fresco by the painter G. Quaglio. Livorno is also a great place to enjoy the sea and the local cuisine, based on fresh fish, seafood, and vegetables. You can swim, sunbathe, or relax on the beaches and coves, or taste the famous cacciucco, a spicy fish stew, or the ponce, a hot drink made with coffee, rum, and lemon. Livorno is also close to other famous destinations in Tuscany, such as Pisa, Florence, and the islands of Elba and Capraia, which can be reached by ferry or by car. Livorno is a city that combines natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modernity, making it a perfect destination for a dynamic and enjoyable holiday.

Piazza Sant’Jacopo in Acquaviva is a beautiful square in the historic center of Livorno, a city on the Tuscan coast. The square is named after Saint John the Baptist, who is the patron saint of the town. The square also features a statue of Saint John by Giuseppe Mazzini, a famous Italian patriot and revolutionary. The square is a popular spot for locals and tourists, who enjoy its lively atmosphere and its proximity to other attractions, such as the Chiesa di San Jacopo in Acquaviva, a Romanesque church with a beautiful facade and a rich interior. (Photos 1-2) – Viale Italia is a street in Livorno which runs from Viale di Antignano to Piazza Luigi Orlando (Photos 3-4-5-6-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18) – Piazza Mascagni is a beautiful square in Livorno, Italy, that overlooks the sea. It is named after the famous composer Pietro Mascagni, who was born in Livorno. The square has a very special feature: its floor is made of over 34,000 white and black tiles that form a chessboard pattern. The balustrade is made of 4,000 columns that separate the square from the water. The square also has a gazebo for orchestras, which was built by Ghino Venturi in the 1930s and later destroyed during World War II1. Piazza Mascagni is one of the most romantic places in Livorno, especially at sunset. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the blue waves and the sky, and soak in the atmosphere of this elegant piazza. (Photos 7-8-9) – Via dei Funaioli is a street in Livorno which runs from Viale Italia to Via Montebello (Photo 19) – Via della Bassata is a street in Livorno which runs from Via dei Funaioli to Piazza Luigi Orlando (Photo 20) – Via Montebello is a street in Livorno which runs from Via dei Funaioli to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti (Photos 21-22-23-24) – Parco Villa Mimbelli is a beautiful park in Livorno, Italy, that surrounds the Villa Mimbelli, a neoclassical mansion built by Francesco Mimbelli and his wife Enrichetta Rodocanacchi in the 1860s. The park has a romantic style with exotic plants, such as palm trees, and a chapel and a 19th-century open-air theatre. The park is also home to the Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, which displays paintings by the famous painter Giovanni Fattori and other macchiaioli and post-macchiaioli. Parco Villa Mimbelli is a great place to enjoy nature and culture in Livorno. You can admire the elegant architecture of the villa, which has a three-story facade with ornamental details and a dome. You can also visit the museum, which has collections of art from the 19th century to the present day. The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year. (Photos 25-26) – Borgo S. Jacopo is a street in Livorno which runs from Via Montebello to Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini (Photo 27) – Via Beppe Orlandi is a street in Livorno which runs from Via Goito to Via Malta (Photos 28-28) – Via San Jacopo in Acquaviva is a street in Livorno which runs from Via Montebello to Viale Italia (Photo 30) – Via Malta In Acquaviva is a street in Livorno which runs from Via Beppe Orlandi to Piazza Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani (Photos 31-32)

Livorno is a city in Tuscany, that has a rich and diverse culinary heritage. Livorno’s cuisine is influenced by its maritime history, its proximity to the sea, and its multicultural population. Livorno is famous for its seafood dishes, especially those prepared with tomato sauce, which is a unique ingredient that was introduced by Spanish Jewish immigrants. Some of the most typical dishes of Livorno are: – Cacciucco alla livornese: – A fish stew with various kinds of seafood and shellfish cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. It is usually served with bread to soak up the sauce. – Telline e arselle alla livornese: – A dish of small clams and mussels cooked in garlic, parsley, and white wine. It is a typical summer dish that can be eaten hot or cold. – Risotto al nero di seppia: – A rice dish with squid ink that gives it a dark colour and a rich flavour. It is often paired with fish or meat. – Spaghetti allo scoglio: – Spaghetti tossed with clams, garlic, parsley, and white wine. It is a simple but delicious dish that showcases the freshness of the seafood. – Bordatino alla livornese: – A fish cake made with cod, breadcrumbs, eggs, and cheese. It is fried until golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. – Livorno also has some sweet treats to offer, such as: – Frati di Livorno: – Fried doughnuts sprinkled with sugar or chocolate. They are called “frati” because they resemble monks’ habits. – Cenci: – Small cakes made with ricotta cheese, honey, almonds, and candied fruits. They are named after Saint Cecilia because they were traditionally eaten on her feast day. – Ricotta ubriaca: – A dessert made with ricotta cheese soaked in wine until it becomes creamy and sweet. It can be served plain or with fruit or nuts.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Viale Italia to Via Malta
Approximately 4.01 km – 2.49 miles

The walk starts in Viale Italia – Piazza Sant’jacopo In Acquaviva – Viale Italia – Piazza Mascagni – Viale Italia – Walk back along Viale Italia to Via dei Funaioli – Via della Bassata – Borgo S. Jacopo – Via delle Case Rosse – Parco Villa Mimbelli – Via delle Case Rosse – Via Giuseppe Pietri – Via Beppe Orlandi – Via Malta