Situated on the Tyrrhenian Coast, Livorno, Italy, is Tuscany's second largest city, next to Florence.

In addition to offering some of the best seafood in the region, the city's pebbly beaches stretch south from the town's seafront, and there is a compact historic quarter. The old Porto Mediceo part of town was laid out in the 1500s by Florentine architect Bernardo Buonattenti for the Medicis. The five-sided Fosso Real canal is the highlight and is bridged in the east by the Piazza della Republica. Take a boat trip along the fossi (canals) for an interesting perspective of the city.

The tourist office is just off the Via Grande, in a building that separates the Piazza Grande from the Piazza del Municipio. There, you can book day trips, or the canal boat tour in Livorno. It also sells tickets for the one-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Livorno that starts from the Piazza Grande.

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