Livorno, the old Leghorn, where the great painter Modigliani was born, is now a large and modern port city with a historical centre from the seventeenth century. It bears rich testimonies of the many and diverse peoples that determined its history and development (it is also home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the country). Livorno’s long sea front, with its promenades, is one of the most beautiful in Italy, and from the Terrazza Mascagni one has an unforgettable view of it.
One should really take a walk among the many little alleys and channels of the Quartiere Venezia, and, above all, before leaving the city, taste the famous “caciucco”, one of the best fish-soups in the world, accompanied by typical wines. Another special treat is the dried salted cod cooked à la livornese.
Afterwards, one can reach a small town, Castiglioncello, which is considered the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea”, with its steep red cliffs on a transparent sea, its nice tiny bays, and its many secret creeks to discover.
Castiglioncello is a renowned resort for sea sports, from fishing to scuba diving, and will inspire you with its intimate beauty. And it was one of the favourite touristic destinations of the actors of the “dolce vita” period since the sixties.