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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
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Brandon, FL
The Old Fort

This is the old fort at the port. Interesting enough to look around but we didn't spend a lot of... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2018
knucklebusted
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank Mark W
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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Thank Óscar M
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

1  Thank James A
Reviewed July 12, 2016

right next to the cruise port-we drove by and then walked around for an external viewing. solid build with a nice historic look.

2  Thank jlantern3
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