Eretto tra il 1594 e il 1606 su progetto di Alessandro Pieroni, fu completato nel '700 con l'aggiunta delle cappelle e devastato nel 1943. La facciata, preceduta da un portico, è sormontata da una terrazza. All'interno, nella sola navata centrale le tele sul soffitto sono di Jacopo Ligozzi, dell'Empoli e del Passignano.
The hearth of the ancient town is the Duomo. Bernardo Buontalenti planned it at the centre of the pentagonof walls that surrounded the Leghorn of Renaissance times.
Livorno's sport tips
DURIN' SUMMER AND SPRING:
surfin (when there are waves),
beach activities (in Vada 30 km southern than Livorno)
skatin' (even if not too much)
if you wanna spend a day on the snow you can reach mountain in 2.5 hours (from dec. till to march)
ALL YEAR ACTIVITIES:
fisching (all kind)
Church S. Ferdinand
One of the most interesting churches is S. Ferdinand (18th century). The eclectic interior, with a single nave, is richly decorated with stuccos. It also contains beautiful works by G. Baratta. Other churches and places of worship have names that attest to the coexistence of different nationalities and religious traditions: the Armenian Church, the Church of the United Greeks, the Dutch Church, the Synagogue of the Sephardic Jews, etc.
Scoglio della Regina
Walking towards the seafront, the first place you come to is the Scoglio della Regina, the Queen's bathhouse, a dilapidated old building hanging over the sea at the end of a pier. I suppose these bathhouses must have been popular at some point, allowing bathers to dip in privacy, but unfortunately things change and Scoglio della Regina looks as if it is about to drift off into the Med. Maybe one day it will be renovated and reopened as something, but for now it is quite a sad sight.
this is another beach where I usually go with my boyfriend's dog
it's 15 minutes north of Livorno, half beach belongs to Pisa, half to Livorno.
I don't like the sea here, it's not clear cos of the currents and the nearby industrial port, but it's good for strolls