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Leghorn City Tour

Leghorn City Tour: a virtual journey to discover the monuments of the Tuscan province. The 360° VR Panoramas of this virtual walk brings us in the Old Fortress, in the Central Market with its splendid interior, in the Republic Square and in the New Dock. Livorno inhabitants speak a colourful variant of the Tuscan dialect named vernacolo, which is especially characterized by the popular interjection , which has a very wide range of meanings.

Leghorn 360°: Panoramic Images of the Tuscan City

LEGHORN 360° … CITY TOUR

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Old Fortress with a little harbour

Among the most important historical monuments of Livorno we have the Old Fortress result of several overlapping architectural buildings: the Mastio di Matilde (XI sec.) of which remains the base, the cylindrical tower (XII sec.) and the Quadratura dei Pisani (XIV sec.)

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Old Dock and Fortress

The Renaissance fortress was built from 1521 by Antonio da Sangallo that isolated the building from the mainland. The complex is characterized by three major bastions called the Capitana, the Ampolletta and the Canaviglia; in this last one there is the elegant Palace of Grand Duke Francesco I, which dominate the harbor.

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Central Market along the ditches

The main facade, 95 m long, has two tiers of windows with arches that make the interior very bright. The entrance is marked by four columns supporting an entablature. In the side facades and in the rear one is repeated the theme of the large windows.

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Inside the Central Market

The interior is characterized by a large hall enhanced with some caryatids by Lorenzo Gori and is covered with a skylight, restored after the bombing of 1943. The roof, situated about 35 meters high, is supported by numerous metal trusses with floral design.

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Republic Square known as the “Voltone”

The large square has two great monuments of the Grand Dukes Ferdinand III and Leopold II. Originally called the piazza dei Granduchi, during the Risorgimento it was dedicated to Carlo Alberto, until the referendum in 1946, when it was renamed Republic Square. However for the inhabitants of Livorno it is known as Voltone for the presence of the vault that covers the Fosso Reale.

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Via del Molo Mediceo (New Dock)

The Port of Livorno, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, is structured as two smaller ports, the Porto Vecchio (south) and the New Port Industrial Canal (north), and four basins: Exterior, Porto Mediceo, Stefano and Porto Industriale. The Port of Livorno is considered the major Italian port along the Tyrrhenian Sea Corridor, capable of handling all kinds of vessels.

360° Panoramas by Simona Bartolomei

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