Difference between revisions of "Livorno"
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Livorno is in Tuscany.
Livorno is on the Tyrrhenian sea and is the second biggest port in Italy.
Pisa airport (code: PSA) Galileo Galilei.
Main train station is Livorno Centrale. Take bus number 1 to go to town center and then to the port in about 20 minutes.
Autostrada A12, uscita Livorno; for maps and tolls see:  (no pages in English as per 14 November 2004).
Many cruise ships stop here for at least a full day to allow guests to tour Rome. Guests not taking cruise ship arranged tours can take a shuttle (supplied by the port) to the port entrance, walk 10-15 minutes to a train station, and take a commuter train (cost in Fall 2009 was 9 Euros roundtrip) to Rome. Locals will happily point the way.
Bus number 1 is a shuttle from train station to the port and vice-versa. Ticket for one hour of travel is 0,85 Euros, daily ticket is 3,20 Euros. For self-reliant cruise passengers, this is the most economical way to reach trains to Pisa and Florence. See http://www.atl.livorno.it/tiposerv.html for a map.
Cacciucco - fish stew Riso Nero - Black Rise-(Risotto with squeed))
Cantina Senese in Borgo Cappucino famous for Caccucio and Black Rise
"Ponce alla livornese" is optimal to finish a meal (warm drink with coffee and rum).
Livorno is a good starting point and base for a tour of Tuscany. You can reach Pisa in half an hour, Lucca and Florence in about an hour. In a day you can easily tour Chianti-side going to Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Siena and Volterra and be back for dinner.