Florence

At about 90 km from Livorno you find the beautiful city of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany. Famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest city of the time. A turbulent political history includes period of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions.

The historic centre of Florence attracts million of tourists each year.

Florence has always been considered the birth place of Renaissance: actually Dante and the Italian language were born there. The city is well known for its history, culture, art architecture and wonderful monuments.

Pisa

Very close to Livorno, at 20 km, you find the Ancient Maritime Republic of Pisa. It is a mixture of history, art and culture, which the most impressive example is definitely the Field of Miracles. The city is of course more than just the Leaning Tower, is full of historical monuments and buildings dating back many hundreds of years. The city is divided in two halves by the river Arno, the same which passes trough Florence, and which flows into the Tyrrhenian sea at Marina di Pisa.

Nowadays Pisa is also well known for its excellent University established in 1343.

Lucca

At 50km from Livorno, it is placed this ancient city which dates back to 3000 years ago and traces of Roman settlement can still be seen. Lucca was one of the main pilgrimage destination along the Via Francigena. The old town is very fascinating and very well preserved.

A Latin colony since 180 A.C, Lucca has preserved intact many of the characteristics traits of those ancient days. The ancient Roman amphitheatre, still maintaining its typical form of closed elliptical square; the Roman forum, that was located in the nowadays square of San Michele, and dominated by the eponymous Roman cathedral many of their architectonic components remind us of the classical style. Lucca is also famous for its intact Renaissance era city walls.

Siena

The capital of the province of Siena, it is at about 150km from Livorno. The beautiful historic city centre has been declared by Unesco a Word Heritage Site in 1995. Built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, is filled with examples of Gothic architecture. Siena is also known for its causing, art, museum, medieval cityscape and for the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.

San Giminiano

A small medieval hill town settled in the province of Siena. The town is famous for its medieval architecture unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with his hilltop setting and encircling walls form an “unforgettable skyline”.