Livorno is a Tuscan city rich in culture, including neo-baroque and neoclassical masterpieces but also beautiful natural landscapes and beaches with crystal clear water. So let’s find out what to see and what to do in Livorno for a perfect holiday! Livorno is a “young” city, born about 500 years ago by the will of the Medici family full of places t...

At least twice a year I go back to Livorno, the city of my childhood. The first thing I do is head to the messy, noisy and colourful central food market to eat a frate (an orange-scented doughnut dipped in sugar), and then to the harbour to see if the sea urchin stands are still there, serving the spiky sea creatures cut in half, to be consumed raw...

The notion of Italianate cocktails tends to conjure images of aperitivo classics—Negronis and spritzes accompanied by olives, prosciutto and crostini. The drink that comes to mind is likely not a steaming hot mixture of espresso and rum. But in Livorno, a seaside Tuscan town, order the local punch—ponce alla Livornese—and that’s exactly what you’ll...

Italy offers first-class attractions for sea-lovers who can make spectacular journeys through the shapes and colors of the Mediterranean, tropical and exotic habitats reproduced to the smallest detail in Italian aquariums in order to discover everything there is to know about the underwater world. The Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria was designed by th...

A few years ago now a Florentine friend gave me one of the simplest and most useful travel tips I’ve ever received. When moving around Italy, he recommended, the best way to get the sense of an area, be it a town, a village, or a large city, is to head to the nearest market. It’s a wise maxim, and one I’ve held close over the years.  From Turin’s P...

Livorno puts the high school report cards of Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920) on display, while a large successful exhibition dedicated to the artist for the centennial of his death continues. The report cards emerged from research at the historical archive of the Niccolini Guerrazzi high school in Livorno, where Modigliani was a student. They are bei...

Amedeo Modigliani, known for his portraits featuring elongated necks and faces, is being honoured by Italy with a major exhibition in Livorno, where the Italian painter and sculptor was born 100 years ago. The Museo della Città in the Tuscan coastal city of Livorno presents 14 paintings and 12 drawings by Modigliani, which are rarely shown to the p...

Italian yacht builder Benetti has announced the sale of the first 40-metre superyacht Oasis BO101 to a former world champion and offshore powerboat racer Tim Ciasulli from the USA, represented by Merle Wood & Associates. The yacht with a fibreglass hull and superstructure and a gross tonnage of 385 tonnes, is already being outfitted at the Livorno...

The year 2019 sees the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the then young democracy of the United States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The events, which last throughout the year, are organized by various public and private entities under the patronage of the American Consulate in Florence. It's just a coin...