When most people think of Tuscany, destinations like Pisa, Arezzo and Florence come to mind but this is just the beginning. The region known as Tuscany is home to vineyards, historic sites, towns and cities and art dating back thousands of years. Another of Tuscany’s top destinations is the port city of Livorno. The second largest city in the region, it is home to amazing food, unique sites and quintessential experiences. Coconut Club Vacations invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at Livorno, a beautiful port destination in Tuscany.
Home to roughly 340,000 residents, Livorno is a region located along the coast of the Ligurian Sea and includes a number of beautiful islands within the Tuscany Region. Encompassing an area which is close to 470 square miles in size, it is home to 20 “comuni” or communities which include Porto Azzurro, Capoliveri , Capraia and Livorno. Within these communities or subdivisions are a number of small towns and villages, each offering its own unique charm and appeal.
Otherwise referred to a s the Etruscan Coast, this part of Italy is famous for its long history which can be found throughout. From the beaches to the forests and cliffs, this rich history in addition to its stunning coastal beauty and charm, have combined to make it one of the most popular areas in Italy for travel.
Coastal parks, nature reserves, archeological sites, museums and UNESCO World Heritage sites abound and represent some of the region’s most popular must see destinations for travel including 3 of our favorites.
Livorno – the city of Livorno is home to over 134,000 residents and is the largest commune of the region, not to mention one of the most significant. Here visitors can see and explore ancient fortresses, stroll along the waterfront, dine on amazing local cuisine and explore other popular sites.
Suvereto – another lovely community is Suvereto. Named one of the best small towns in Italy, this town is most famous as the location of the church of San Giusto. Several other churches, estates and natural beauty represent just a few of the many reasons you won’t want to miss this town. Suvereto has received the Orange flag seal for its old town, traditional food, local shops and accommodations.
Gulf of Baratti – last on our list is the Gulf of Baratti. Home to archeological parks, beaches and historic sites, Baratti has been called the “Caribbean of Tuscany”. Visitors here can explore art, nature and history in authentic surroundings or those a bit more “touristy” depending on what you prefer. Don’t miss the Piombino Museum, the Etruscan Necropolis and the Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, not to mention the beach!
Tuscany is amazing and regions like Livorno illustrate well what makes this part of the world ideal for travel. Learn, relax and explore the beauty of the world in Livorno, a destination worth exploring.