Terrazza Mascagni (Mascagni Terrace), Livorno

Terrazza Mascagni (Mascagni Terrace), Livorno (must see)

Terrazza Mascagni, known in English as Mascagni Terrace, is a piazza that overlooks the Ligurian Sea. The breathtaking square has a stunning black-and-white checkered floor that provides ample room for walking along the arm of the Mediterranean. There are a total of 34,000 tiles over 8,700 square meters (just over two acres).

The area was turned into a square in 1925 using a design by engineer Enrico Salvais. It was named afer composer Pietro Mascagni. Prior to this, Mascagni Terrace was the location for the Cavalleggeri Fort.

There are many notable spots within Mascagni Terrace. One of the most historically significant is the gazebo located in the southernmost portion of the square. The original gazebo was built by Ghino Venturi in the 1930s. It was destroyed during World War II but painstakingly rebuilt to look exactly like it did when it was new.

The Mascagni Terrace is home to the Livorno Aquarium, which allows patrons to learn more about the sea life of the Mediterranean. A swimming pool in the square is open to the public. It has a large slide with a stunning view of the sea.

Those wanting to take a break from sightseeing can rest on a sun bed. Each sun bed is equipped with a foldable umbrella to offer either sun or shade. There are several restaurants in and near the square and a large number of tables that are ideal for a quick bite while enjoying the atmosphere.

Other amenities at the Mascagni Terrace include walking paths, public restrooms and a playground for young children.

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Terrazza Mascagni (Mascagni Terrace) on Map

Sight Name: Terrazza Mascagni (Mascagni Terrace)
Sight Location: Livorno, Italy (See walking tours in Livorno)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Livorno, Italy

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