Mascagni Terrace (Terrazza Mascagni)
Built in the 1920s, the Terrazza Mascagni is a highlight of this Tuscan seaside city that was once one of Italy’s most important ports. A number of picturesque cafés and restaurants along the seafront are ideal for a drink or meal with a view, or you can relax on the scenic benches overlooking the water. Join a day trip to Livorno from Florence to take in the panoramic promenade along with other sights like the Aquarium and Naval Academy. Some city tours also include a wine tasting to cap off your sightseeing walk.
Things to know before you go
- The wide promenade and adjacent park are especially inviting for kids.
- You’ll want to capture the sea view from here, so be sure to bring your camera.
- The terrace is accessible to wheelchair users.
- Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a hat if joining a walking tour of Livorno.
How to get there
Terrazza Mascagni is located along the seafront in the center of Livorno, near the city’s aquarium and a short walk from the cruise port. A number of buses from the port and train station stop near the promenade.
When to get there
The promenade is particularly scenic at sunset, and gets lively with strolling families and couples each evening after dinner. Photography buffs should visit by day, and those wanting to rub elbows with locals should visit in the evening.
Highlights of Livorno
In addition to its scenic waterfront, the historic port city of Livorno is home to a number of interesting attractions. Families can stop at the Aquarium or explore the 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia fortress. Art and architecture enthusiasts can admire the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Caterina, and the Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori. Everyone loves to visit the busy port and the picturesque canals of Nuova Venezia.
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