We've got a flight home from Pisa at 17.50 today, but that meant we had almost another full day to spend in Italy. We needed to travel back in the general direction of Pisa to be in the right location for the flight in the evening, so we decided to visit the coastal city of Livorno, which is around 15 miles southwest of Pisa.
We had another fairly early trip to the train station, catching a train at 09.28. Everything went smoothly this morning and we were soon on our way towards Livorno The journey was straightforward; about 90 minutes on a direct train.
When we arrived in Livorno around 11am we found that the train station is located on the outskirts of the town, so we had a walk of a couple of miles ahead of us to get to the centre of town and the sea. The first sign that we were getting close to the centre was when we chanced upon this large square.
Not far from the square we found Livorno's cathedral. It wasn't quite as impressive as the cathedrals we've seen in Florence and Siena this week!
Shortly after that we got our first glimpse of the sea.
Livorno is a port city and we could see there was a big cruise ship in town.
We walked along the coast for a while, towards a lungomare footpath.
The area around the port was a bit industrial in places, but other parts were pretty.
We could see there were ferries coming in and out of the port as well as cruise ships.
When we got to the end of the lungomare there was a large square with a chequered floor.
The views of the coast from here were really lovely
The best views in Livorno may be when you're looking away from it
Once we'd finished enjoying the views we walked back towards the town and found a restaurant for one final meal in Italy. I had a lasagne which was really good
We've had a lovely weekend away and really enjoyed the Italian sunshine This is a part of Italy well worth visiting!