Tour of Livorno's Popular Local Spots, Livorno

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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Tour of Livorno's Popular Local Spots Map

Guide Name: Tour of Livorno's Popular Local Spots
Guide Location: Italy » Livorno (See other walking tours in Livorno)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: sabrina
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Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

1) Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

Originally used for services of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, in 1911 Chiesa Evangelica Valdese was purchased by the Evangelical Waldensian Church. Large Gothic doors and windows topped with three rows of arches suggest the neo-Gothic architectural style. Come inside to observe local daily activities and enjoy the harmonious atmosphere of this modest church.
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Parole e Cibi

2) Parole e Cibi

Parole e Cibi is a lovely restaurant situated in downtown Livorno. It is the perfect place to visit if you really enjoy traditional Italian cooking. The menu contains fabulous pasta dishes, superb seafood, a variety of carpaccio, great vanilla and chocolate desserts and of course, an excellent selection of wine to suit any taste. Check out Parole e Cibi to taste real Italian cuisine.
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Mercato Delle Vettovaglie

3) Mercato Delle Vettovaglie (must see)

The Livorno Market building’s 95-meter-wide facade is characterized by two rows of large, round-arched windows that provide maximum light to the interior, while the entrance is highlighted by four classic columns. The main hall’s interior decorations were designed by Lorenzo Gori. Be sure to check out the beautiful architectural features of this huge water-front complex.
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Via Grande

4) Via Grande

Via Grande is one of Livorno’s oldest and busiest streets. A variety of fashionable shops, souvenir street-stalls, lovely cafés and restaurants are located along this charming historic street. Take a walk on Via Grande to feel the vibrancy and color of daily local life.
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Bottini dell'olio

5) Bottini dell'olio

One of the buildings in Livorno’s Little Venice is called Bottini dell’olio because it was originally used to store olive oil. Today the building hosts temporary exhibitions and is home to the Library Labronica. A plaque, which recalls the stages of construction, is located on the access door to the warehouse that consists of a vaulted hall with Tuscan pillars arranged in three aisles. The structure of the library, which houses publications from 1950 onwards, is characterized by wide, wooden roof trusses, supported by a row of pillars.

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.
Tour of Livorno's Museums and Galleries

Tour of Livorno's Museums and Galleries

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
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 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 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

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.