Livorno in brief
The city has ancient origins dating back to prehistoric times but much of its present appearance is due to Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Starting from the building of the port, the Duke commissioned Master Bernardo Buontalenti to develop a city around the ancient fortress, which is still visible today. It gradually became the base for numerous commercial activities that attracted people from all over Europe, thus enriching its culture and art.
From the 1700s, Livorno has enjoyed a great cultural fervor, thanks to the works of prominent individuals such as: Cesare Beccaria with his work Dei Delitti e delle pene, and Diderot and D'Alembert who published the third edition of their Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des Sciences, des Art set des Metieres here.
The city is also the base of the prestigious Naval Academy which was instituted in 1881 by the merging of the Naval Schools of Genoa and Naples, and gave birth to people such as: the artist and sculptor Giuseppe Fattori, the artist Amedeo Modigliani and the musician and composer Pietro Mascagni. Livorno has plenty to offer visitors in search of places with historic/artistic memories.
For those who wish to do sports, there are many activities in and around Livorno. From water sports to mountain activities, there is something for everyone. With windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, trekking and much more, the possibilities for fun are endless – our staff can provide you with all the information you need!
There are many itineries that allow you to explore the city in different ways, from the Giro dei Fossi by boat to the Sanctuary of Montenero, from the Promenade and the Museums to the historical district of Venice with its characteristic shops. You can rely on our expert guides to help you discover the traditions and culture of this ancient city.
For your business purposes, we have two meeting rooms equipped with everything you need for organising meetings, conventions and conferences. For brightening those moments after work, our lounge bar is open until midnight, where you can drink cocktails in a relaxing environment, served by our expert staff who are ready to meet your every request.