Livorno is a surprising city that will leave a lasting impression on you because of the lively colours and playfulness of its inhabitants, its wealth of activities, but also because it is an ideal place to spend a family holiday. A trip to Livorno with children combines the parents’ interests with the children’s desire for fun.
Children-friendly activities include a boat tour along the Fossi Medicei, the canals that characterize the city center, making it similar to a small Venice.
Children will have fun crossing the city along these unusual “streets”, passing under bridges and underground tunnels and alongside the majestic walls of the Old and New Fortresses or the 19th-century palaces of the noble merchants. The tour lasts just under an hour and is led by professional guides.
Another must is a visit to the Livorno Aquarium, a magical place that fascinates adults and children alike. The Aquarium, located in Piazza Mascagni, covers 3000 square meters and houses 33 tanks reproducing various types of marine habitats.
It is a stimulating and interactive environment, like the tactile tank with stingrays, which allows visitors to touch the fish.
Here your children will also find turtles, sharks, and starfish and can experience a fascinating journey of discovery in the Mediterranean Sea!
And what better destination, if not the beach, to enjoy a family holiday in Livorno? Without leaving the town, you can easily reach the wide Tre Ponti beach, equipped with beach resorts and activities for children, the sandy Miramare beach, or the Spiaggia del Sale beach.
All along the Livorno coast, you will find numerous beach resorts where you can enjoy your holiday in complete relaxation, with the comfort of a beach umbrella and sun bed.
If, on the other hand, you would like to be in contact with nature, in search of peace and tranquility, just outside the town center, there is a 5 km coastline with numerous unspoilt coves that can be reached by paths through Mediterranean scrubland. These include Calafuria, with its flat rocks on which to sunbathe, the pebble and stone beach of Calignaia and the popular Cala del Leone, below the Sonnino Castle.
In this case, remember to take water and food with you for the whole day.