Tuscany, Italy

Livorno: Waterfront Promenade

Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian Sea, on Tuscan’s western coast. There’s a wide, paved seafront promenade that runs for 5.5 km, with great views looking out over the water to the Gorgona and Capraia islands. In the direction headed south, there are good views of the inland hills.

Mark Lowenstein

The northern end is at Terrazza Mascagni, a wide plaza with a tiled surface, near the Aquarium, Head south on the Lungomare (seafront path), passing the Bagni Picaldi (a historic bath), and the Church of San Jacobo. There’s a ~1.5 km section where the view of the water is blocked by a large naval base. Continue south, passing the Rotonda d’Ardenza, and several beaches/public baths, to the end of the path at Scoglio della Ballerina, which has especially nice views. There are a couple of small parks adjacent to the path, in sections, that offer some nice shade on a hot day.

 

Essentials
  • Up to 5.4 km (3.3 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • Piazza Mascagni
  • Porto di Livorno Train Station

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Mark Lowenstein
6 months ago

Did this route on May 18, 2022 on a beautiful afternoon. For those looking for a shorter run and to maximize their water views, start south of the Naval Base.

Essentials
  • Up to 5.4 km (3.3 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • Piazza Mascagni
  • Porto di Livorno Train Station