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Fortezza Vecchia

Calata Sgarellino | Calata Sgarallino, 57123, Livorno, Italy
+39 0586 249568
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Interesting and Historic Fort in Livorno

I was in Florence on business and had a day off. A colleague and I traveled to Livorno and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David M
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Brandon, FL
Amazing!

Beautiful! The romance of a port, the smell of the sea, a labyrinth of scales and rooms. A... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
malypes
,
Moscow, Russia
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“old port” (2 reviews)
“basements” (2 reviews)
“tunnel” (2 reviews)
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Calata Sgarellino | Calata Sgarallino, 57123, Livorno, Italy
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+39 0586 249568
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Florence on business and had a day off. A colleague and I traveled to Livorno and we visited this fort. The fort is interesting and historic. The views of Livorno are marvelous from the top of the fort. I would definitely return...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Beautiful! The romance of a port, the smell of the sea, a labyrinth of scales and rooms. A sensitive experience, full of odours, sounds and spectacular views. The entrance is free.

Thank malypes
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is the old fort at the port. Interesting enough to look around but we didn't spend a lot of time here. The new fort is also open in town.

Thank knucklebusted
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This, the old fort, protected the port for many, many years. It is a most impressive construction, and well worth a visit.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Very attractive old fort located close to the port, we had a nice gentle stroll early evening, good fresh air and not crowded with tourists, a really relaxing time

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It was a cloudy day in april, so we had the caste for our own. That way we could roam the fortress, trying which doors and passages were open. Have a look in old, partly demolished tunnels, relive history in the caves ans basements. And...More

1  Thank mkbho
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Between the destroyed walls of the fortress it's difficult to imagine the past splendour of Livorno Port during Renaissance. Anyway, there're some interesting halls on the basements.

Thank Óscar M
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The (Fortezza Vecchia) Old Fort is just that old, and nothing else. Many places in Europe with old forts have converted them into useful areas for recreation or tourism and done well with it while preserving heritage. The old Fort here is kinda crappy and...More

1  Thank James A
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

right next to the cruise port-we drove by and then walked around for an external viewing. solid build with a nice historic look.

2  Thank jlantern3
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Fortezza Vecchia (Old Fortress) is conveniently located near the cruise ship piers. We were in Livorno and did a day trip in Florence. We got back with enough time to take a quick tour of this defensive fortification. There were several earlier forts on this...More

2  Thank JT_Turner3
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