The cruise port of Livorno

Docking in the cruise port of Livorno

The cruise port of Livorno, your starting point for great excursions

Livorno is a major commercial port where several cruise ships can dock at the same time. There is a cruise terminal in the port of Livorno, but you can dock anywhere in port. The docking for larger cruise ships is near Darsena Calafati and Darsena Petroli, right in the industrial port. Smaller vessels can dock at the cruise terminal at Porto Mercantile. It is difficult to predict  where exactly you will dock. This depends mainly on the size of your cruise ship and the traffic in the harbor.

There is a big chance that you dock in an industrial area with a lot of noise and heavy traffic, especially since Livorno's ferry port is connected with ferries to Corsica and Sardinia. The cruise port of Livorno is located a few kilometers from the city center. It is often the starting point for an excursion to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, the Cinque Terre or the Chianti wine region.

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Cruise to Livorno

During a cruise vacation to Italy, Livorno is often on the program. Livorno is the port where you make excursions to places like Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre or Lucca. Often these places are mentioned in your cruise schedule or in the brochures of the cruise line companies. This beautiful port city is conveniently located along the Western Mediterranean and offers a variety of excursions. Cruises to Livorno (Tuscany) are very popular.

Livorno cruise terminal

The Port of Livorno is one of the largest seaports along the Mediterranean Sea. It's the gateway to Tucany and therefore very busy. Most of the area is industrialized and ferries are connecting the mainland with Corsica and Sardinia. There is a cruise terminal building near Porto Mercantile, which serves most for the ferry passengers. Cruise ships often dock away from the terminal building.

Livorno cruise facts

Language in Livorno
The language in Livorno is Italian, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Livorno
The currency in Livorno is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Livorno
Opening times differ a lot around Italy, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • from 9.00h - 13.00h
  • and 15.30h - 19.30h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Livorno

Most cruise passengers make an excursion to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Chianti,... If time is permitting, you can also visit some highlights in Livorno itself.

Duomo di Livorno
Duomo di Livorno is a beautiful cathedral dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. It's dating from the early 17th century and was completely destroyed during WWII.

Fortezza Vecchia
Fortezza Vecchia is an important historical symbol of Livorno
It's a castle and fortress in the harbor, built in the 16th century

Fortezza Nuova and Venezia Nuova
Castle and fortress dating from the 16th century. Fortezza Nuova and Venezia Nuova are located in the "Venezia Nuova" district

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Getting around in Livorno

Getting around Livorno is quite easy, but may seem a little complicated at first sight. Walking is possible, but is not recommended. Depending on where you go a taxi can be a good and fast option. In many cases, the shuttle buses are your best way to get to the city center where you have more transportation options.

Shore excursions around Livorno

On a cruise to Livorno you have plenty of possibilities. The city of Livorno itself does mainly serve as a transportation hub, but is definitely worth a visit. Given the time ashore during a cruise is limited many cruise passengers opt for an excursion to Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower on the Square of Miracles. In Lucca you can stroll along the many churches, piazzas and palazzos. The absolute highlight is undoubtedly Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and birthplace or residence of great artists such as Donatello, Dante Alighieri, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Gaileo etc. But Tuscany offers even more possibilities. Wine tasting in Chianti, enjoying the beauty of nature and small villages in Cinque Terre, or what about a day of Outlet shopping near Florence?

Weather in Livorno

Livorno has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 27°C and 32°C and in winter between 3°C and 7°C

Organized shore excursions in and around Livorno

You can discover Livorno on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Excursions in Pisa

Excursions in Lucca

Excursions in Florence

Excursions in Chianti wine region

Excursions in Cinque Terre

Excursions in Livorno

Livorno tourist information

The Tourist Office is situated close to Piazza Grande and the stop of the shuttle bus. They will give you more information about Livorno city or excursions around Tuscany. You can ask for help about public transport or even buy tickets.

Cruises to Livorno

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Livorno:

Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Pullmantur Cruises, AIDA, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, CunardOceania Cruises,  Seabourn, Crystal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent, Crystal Cruise, Thomson Cruises