Travel Budget for Livorno

Tuscany, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Livorno?

Average Daily Expenses

(Per Person)

This typical travel budget for Livorno is an aggregation of travel expenses from real travelers. This will give you an idea of how much money you will need during your visit.

Average Daily Travel Cost:
78.53
Accommodation1 45.14
Food2 26.01
Local Transportation1 7.31
Entertainment1 14.86
Souvenirs1 20.00
Alcohol2 14.86
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016
Livorno is a relatively large port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western coast of Italy. It has a population of just over 160,000 and is well connected by ferry. Because of the many ferry connections, Livorno makes a convenient starting point for a tour of Tuscany. Pisa is accessible within half an hour and both Lucca and Florence can be reached in a little over an hour. Several of the hotels in town organize comprehensive and efficient tours of the area that might include Chianti, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Siena and Volterra all in one day. If you're arriving on a cruise ship and hoping to make it back before departure time, then these tours are not recommended.

Although accommodation options are available in Livorno, budget options are limited so the quality is low and the price is high. Mid range accommodation is also disappointing in quality given the high price. Livorno, Italy Livorno, Italy
Sights
If you decide to spend some time in Livorno then there are some interesting sights around town. Quattro Mori, which is the Monument of the Four Moors, is one of the most popular monuments in town. Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori was opened in 1994 and has an impressive collection of paintings by Giovanni Fattori. It is located inside Villa Mimbelli. The Old English Cemetary, dating back to 1645, is the oldest foreign Protestant burial ground in Italy. The Funicolare di Montenero is also interesting as it is one of the few cable railways still in service.
Neighborhoods
Although most people simply pass through Livorno, there are some interesting places to wander. The Venice Neighborhood, or Quartiere La Venezia in Italian, is fascinating in part because of its similarities to its namesake. There are many canals and its a great place to enjoy a beer outside during the summer months. There are also some great sights around the area. The Dominican Church is at its center and is an impressive sight.
Activities
Many people chose to head out of Livorno and travel to the nearby Tuscan sights, but if you want a relaxing stay without going far then you can visit one of the two nearby spas. San Giovanni's Spa looks out on the Gulf of Portoferraio and makes use of the surrounding marshland. Venturina's Spa makes use of the thermal waters that are thought to be quite therapeutic.
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Food and Dining
There are a handful of modestly priced restaurants around town. Trattoria Sottomarino is near Piazza della Repubblica and Fortezza Nuova. They offer a variety of fish dishes including the local specialty cacciucoo. This is a type of fish stew that is quite delicious. Alternatively, you could try Cantina Senese. This restaurant is famous for both its cacciucco and riso nero, or black rice. Riso nero is a risotto dish that has been darkened with squid ink. Another local specialty is torte di ceci, which is a savory pie that is made with chickpeas. These are available around the fish market.
Transportation
Most people access Livorno by sea. It is also a common stop off for cruise ships in the area as it provides easy access to both Florence and Pisa. There are direct ferry routes to many cities including Barcelona, Bastia, Golfo Aranci, Olbia, Palermo and Porto Vechio. You should book your tickets well in advance though, particularly during the peak summer months when ferries fill up early.

If you arrive by cruise ship and are planning to stay in town, then you can catch a shuttle (bus #1) to the downtown area where you can enjoy shopping and exploring. From the downtown area it's about a ten to twenty minute walk to the train station. It's easy to catch a train to either Pisa or Florence. Do remember that unless you are completely confident of your schedule, you do risk missing your cruise ship's departure. It's also recommended that you visit only Florence or Pisa as a day trip, as trying to combine the two feels very rushed and less enjoyable.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.
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