ITALY – When I was small, I always thought the port city of Livorno (population: 160,000) was rather fascinating because it’s not the typical beautiful Italian town. For this reason, I decided to visit it a few times on the way to visit my parents near Grosseto another 150 km to the south.

1. Livorno Central station
2. A building that already drew my attention when arriving by train
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4. An abandoned villa
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8. Walking from the station to the center
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10. I thought this kind of facade only existed in Belgium
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12. ‘Il Cisterone’, which was built in the 19th century as some kind of installation to distribute water
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14. Livorno is an indistrial town
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17. Livorno’s main square, Piazza della Repubblica
18. Livorno was bombed in WW2, and the city centre was rebuilt in a very typical style afterwards
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20. Livorno’s Duomo
21. The fort
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23. Walking into the fort
24. View from the fort, which has now been transformed into a park
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26. The Port of Livorno, from where ferries go to Sardinia, Corsica and Barcelona
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28. Fosso Realle, the royal canal
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31. Mercato delle vettovaglie (Victuals Market)
32. Inside Mercato delle vettovaglie
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