Livorno, Tuscany, and Calabria, Italy
Livorno ( Livorno) is a magnificent resort town on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, one of the largest ports and the third largest city in Tuscany. The medieval city began to develop under the rule of the Medici family at the end of the 16th century, and by the end of the 19th century it became famous as a sea and thermal resort, which was also called “Montecatini on the sea”. There are many churches and temples of different religions in Livorno, since here in 1593 a law on religious tolerance was adopted. The city admires the magnificent architecture of the late Renaissance, associated primarily with the reign of the Medici – for example, Medici Square (Palazzo Mediceo) and the Medici Cathedral. Among the architectural monuments of the late Baroque is the New Venice quarter, where colorful week-long festivals are held in August with folk festivals, music and gastronomic fairs. Piazza Michele is home to the Cathedral of St. Ferdinand of the 15th century and a monument to Ferdinand I. Among the fine examples of neoclassicism is the San Marco Theatre, built in 1806. Also among the sights of Livorno are the Old and New Fortress, Republic Square, a museum of the famous artist Giovanni Fattori, located in the Villa Fabbricotti. The city has many restaurants, shops, comfortable hotels and picturesque beaches.
Emerald hills, picturesque vineyards and ancient cities of Tuscany are known all over the world. 60% of the masterpieces of Italian architecture and painting are concentrated in this region. Tuscan cuisine and excellent wines are famous all over the world. Luxurious villas and palaces of Tuscany are surrounded by delightful parks, natural landscapes delight with enchanting beauty, and the coast of Tuscany is bordered by magnificent beaches with clear Mediterranean waters. The seaside resorts of the Tuscan Riviera are comfortable hotels, gourmet restaurants, excellent sports opportunities, yacht trips and the hospitable atmosphere of sunny Italy.
Tuscan seaside resorts – the coastal part of Tuscany, including the regions: Versilia (Vercilia), the Etruscan Riviera (Riviera degli Etrushci) or the Etruscan coast, as well as the Maremma – a historical region in the southwest of Tuscany, located on the western coast of the Apennine Peninsula, in the province of Grosseto. Versilia is located on the northwest coast of Tuscany, in the province of Luca, stretching for 20 km along the border of the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas. The Etruscan Riviera stretches along the coast of Tuscany from Pisa in the north to Civitavecchia in the south. The coastal landscapes of Tuscany are not only very beautiful, but also diverse, for example, in the Etruscan Riviera, the coast is more rocky and rocky, which attracts diving and surfing enthusiasts, and to the north and south it is more gentle and sandy. The Maremma is a state-protected nature reserve,
Tuscan climate is ideal for a beach holiday due to its mild and warm climate. The coast of Tuscany is protected from the north and east by a mountain range that retains the heat brought by the African sirocco wind. For example, in Versilia the average temperature in summer is +25°С, and in winter +10°С. Also, the coastal strip of Tuscany is rich in lush vegetation and framed by pine forests, which makes the sea air even more healing. The Etruscan Riviera pleases guests with the sun, which shines here 260-300 days a year, as well as a warm climate with a temperature of + 27 ° C in summer and + 12 ° C in winter.
Mysterious, charming and amazing land, Calabria is an area of numerous cultures and traditions, interwoven into a single tolerant lifestyle that accepts them all, emphasizing the peculiarity of each: the ancient Greek rituals, the Waldean cult, the language, literature and customs of the Albanian settlements.
Calabria today reveals to visitors its age-old charm, charm and tranquility of ancient historical settlements scattered over the hills, from the magnificence of Magna Graecia to the Byzantine and Norman dominions, through the Angevin and Aragonese eras to the present… Let’s start our journey along the picturesque coasts washed by crystal – transparent clear water, in which thousands of shades of sea blue play and shimmer: from the rich turquoise coast of the Gods (Costa degli Dei).
to bright blue on the azure coast (Costa Viola). From the Ionian to the Tyrrhenian Sea, from east to west, crossing south, the total coastline stretches for 800 kilometers (the longest coastline in Italy), making Calabria a perfect destination for lovers of the sea in all its many aspects. Moving away from the coasts, the journey continues through the inland, striking a unique combination of nature, art and urban landscape: Greek ruins and archaeological sites alternate with fortresses, castles, monasteries and churches, reaching the highest peaks, which offer a view of the sea, allowing once more admire its greatness.