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Montenero is a hilly district in the municipality of Livorno, famous for the presence of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montenero, patron saint of Tuscany. The village was originally a hamlet isolated from the city, while today it is connected to the district of Ardenza through an urbanized area, along Via di Montenero. However, the place retains some typical features of small country villages: for example, Montenero has its own cemetery, located in the lower part of the hill. Montenero also became a sought-after holiday resort with the construction of numerous villas, so much so that Carlo Goldoni set his comedy Le avventure della villeggiatura (The Adventures of Holidaying) there. Among these residences, we find the Villa delle Rose, where George Gordon Byron stayed, whose existence has been attested since the end of the 17th century.