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Livorno, Italy

o_l_g_a_r_i • 4 minutes read • August 6th, 2016
We were in 


for the first time. Despite the fact that I didn’t read anything interesting about this city, which I considered being an industrial one, it turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant, not a touristic city.
What does Livorno look like? Just imagine non-touristic Venice with ordinary houses, ordinary citizens, and a small number of sights, as very little were left because of the bombings during the Second World War...Anyway, there are plenty of canals!!!
1livorno-italy.jpgOur ship moored near the city center, so it took a couple of minutes, crossing the bridge, to get the city.
There’s a building of the 

Old Fortress 

in the background.
2livorno-italy.jpg3livorno-italy.jpgHere’s Monumento Dei Quattro Mori. The Monument is dedicated to Ferdinando I de Medici (who is considered to be the founder of the city).
4livorno-italy.jpgWe went into one of the local shops with seafood. Everything looked tasty...
5livorno-italy.jpg6livorno-italy.jpg7livorno-italy.jpg8livorno-italy.jpgAnd here are the canals.
The district was built in the 17th century. It is called New Venice perhaps due to the fact that, during its construction, the methods of work of architects from Venice were used. There are mostly restaurants and cafes on both sides of the canals.
9livorno-italy.jpg10livorno-italy.jpgA bridge in the background is called Marmara Bridge because of the marble parapet…
11livorno-italy.jpgOn our way, we came to St. Ferdinand Church of 1716.
12livorno-italy.jpg13livorno-italy.jpgWe went further along the canals.
14livorno-italy.jpgWe came in 

St. Catherine Church 

of 1720.
It was closed for some period of time and served as a prison, but it was restored recently in 2005.
15livorno-italy.jpg16livorno-italy.jpgThis is a view from one of the bridges of Fortezza Nuova (of the 17th century).
17livorno-italy.jpg18livorno-italy.jpg19livorno-italy.jpg20livorno-italy.jpg21livorno-italy.jpgSome streets of the city are quite wide. We found an impromptu market.
22livorno-italy.jpgVarious trifles, counterfeits, and Chinese stuff were sold.
There was food as well.
23livorno-italy.jpg24livorno-italy.jpg25livorno-italy.jpgWe went along the canals again...
26livorno-italy.jpg27livorno-italy.jpgWe crossed the city's main square, Piazza Grande.
28livorno-italy.jpg29livorno-italy.jpg30livorno-italy.jpgAuthor: o-l-g-a-r-i
Translated by: Zoozi

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