Tour of Livorno's Museums and Galleries, Livorno (Self Guided)

Livorno has a rich history and vibrant cultural legacy. This beautiful old town has plenty to offer, from the splendor of the religious artifacts found at the Leonello Barsotti Museum to the beauties of the natural world on display at Museo di Storia Naturale. Take this walking tour to discover Livorno’s most exciting museums and galleries.
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Tour of Livorno's Museums and Galleries Map

Guide Name: Tour of Livorno's Museums and Galleries
Guide Location: Italy » Livorno (See other walking tours in Livorno)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: sabrina
Museo Diocesano Leonello Barsotti

1) Museo Diocesano Leonello Barsotti

Located in the former chapel of the seminary library Girolamo Gavi, the Leonello Barsotti Museum exhibits sacred items such as 17th-century liturgical outfits, paintings, furniture and items used in Catholic services. The pieces on display here were gathered from numerous places of worship. The museum was among the first in Italy to use the technology of "bee tags", where visitors can learn about exhibits through the use of a phone.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 1 pm; Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am - 1 pm; 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Galleria Peccolo

2) Galleria Peccolo

For those who are interested in modern art, Galleria Peccolo is the place to visit. Situated on the north-western corner of Piazza della Repubblica, this lovely private art gallery exhibits impressive collections of contemporary art, including impressionist and abstract paintings. The natural beauty of the region is wonderfully expressed in some of the pieces on display here.
Rotini Art Gallery

3) Rotini Art Gallery

Conveniently located in the town center, Rotini Art Gallery offers a refreshing cultural experience. The chic décor of the gallery and a variety of beautiful, contemporary paintings will catch your eye and make your visit a memorable one. Choose your favorite Tuscan landscape created by artists such as Voltolino Fontani, Renato Natali, Giovanni Fattori and others.
Galleria D'Arte Goldoni

4) Galleria D'Arte Goldoni

Situated in the heart of Livorno, Galleria D’Arte Goldoni is another beautiful gallery that attracts visitors with its fine selection of eye-catching paintings. Most of the exhibitions center around contemporary and traditional art. In this spacious, light-filled environment you can see work by such artists as Lido Bettani, Mario Madiai, Angelo Sirio Pellegrini and other talented painters.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 12:30 pm; 4 pm - 8 pm; Sunday: by appointment
Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo

5) Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo (must see)

Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo is located inside the walls of the historic Villa Henderson. The museum offers an exciting cultural and educational experience in the world of natural science. One of the museum's most impressive exhibits is a twenty-meter-long skeleton of a blue whale named Annie.

Operation hours: Wednesday, Friday: 9 am - 1 pm; Sunday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm; 3 pm - 7 pm
Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

6) Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori (must see)

Located in the charming Villa Mimbelli, Giovanni Fattori Civic Museum exhibits a rich collection of work by the leader of the Macchiaioli impressionist school of art, as well as other beautiful paintings by Tuscan artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The lively and colorful paintings presented here depict nature in rural Tuscany in all its glory.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 1 pm; 4 pm - 7 pm

Walking Tours in Livorno, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Livorno

Create Your Own Walk in Livorno

Creating your own self-guided walk in Livorno is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Situated along the coast of the Ligurian Sea, Livorno is one of the most important Italian ports, both in terms of commerce and tourism. Livorno’s charming historic streets, beautiful monuments and large squares are picturesque and stunning. The following walk will guide you to the town’s most prominent public places.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Tour of Livorno's Places of Worship

Tour of Livorno's Places of Worship

Located close to the Vatican, the heart of Catholicism, Livorno understandably has many beautiful churches and cathedrals. The religious structures of the town trace its glorious and tragic history. Take this walking tour to discover Livorno’s most notable places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Tour of Livorno's Architecture

Tour of Livorno's Architecture

Livorno is a lovely port town that attracts many tourists. Livorno's streets are full of history and architectural magnificence, which is why the town has been the setting for many movies and documentaries. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Livorno's most attractive buildings, such as Teatro Carlo Goldoni, Mercato delle vettovaglie, Palazzo de Larderel and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Tour of Livorno's Popular Local Spots

Tour of Livorno's Popular Local Spots

Livorno is a charming town with plenty of unique places to see and visit. Its old neo-Classical streets are full of liveliness and color. Take this self-guided walking tour to check out the most popular local spots, including the Central Market, Via Grande and other interesting places.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Livorno for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Livorno has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Livorno, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.