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Roman walls with Medieval additions

Three towers were added during the Medieval period and it was a strong fortification system up... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Interesting and Historic Fort in Livorno

I was in Florence on business and had a day off. A colleague and I traveled to Livorno and we... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
David M
Brandon, FL
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17 Oct 2018
“Roman walls with Medieval additions”
22 Jul 2018
“Interesting and Historic Fort in Livorno”
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Three towers were added during the Medieval period and it was a strong fortification system up until the WWII bombing. The majority of the walls we saw were located in the marina where our ship was docked.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Port fortifications were built by the Florentine rulers to protect their port. Unlike other medieval Italian city states Florence was not on Sea. Livorno served as the Medici port.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I was in Florence on business and had a day off. A colleague and I traveled to Livorno and we visited this fort. The fort is interesting and historic. The views of Livorno are marvelous from the top of the fort. I would definitely return...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Beautiful! The romance of a port, the smell of the sea, a labyrinth of scales and rooms. A sensitive experience, full of odours, sounds and spectacular views. The entrance is free.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank malypes
Reviewed January 14, 2018

This is the old fort at the port. Interesting enough to look around but we didn't spend a lot of time here. The new fort is also open in town.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank knucklebusted
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

This, the old fort, protected the port for many, many years. It is a most impressive construction, and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Very attractive old fort located close to the port, we had a nice gentle stroll early evening, good fresh air and not crowded with tourists, a really relaxing time

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Terry C
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

It was a cloudy day in april, so we had the caste for our own. That way we could roam the fortress, trying which doors and passages were open. Have a look in old, partly demolished tunnels, relive history in the caves ans basements. And...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank mkbho
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Between the destroyed walls of the fortress it's difficult to imagine the past splendour of Livorno Port during Renaissance. Anyway, there're some interesting halls on the basements.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 58_scarm
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The (Fortezza Vecchia) Old Fort is just that old, and nothing else. Many places in Europe with old forts have converted them into useful areas for recreation or tourism and done well with it while preserving heritage. The old Fort here is kinda crappy and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JamesA546
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