The map below shows the port area of Livorno, Italy on the east coast Italy near Pisa in Tuscany. Livorno, once called Ligorno, which English speakers turned into Leghorn, is a popular Cruise ship docking and ferry port to destinations on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Nota Bene: If your cruise company tells you that you are docking in "Florence" rest assured that you are not getting within an hour of that city. You will dock in Livorno; the river Arno (and its low bridges) could not possibly hold a modern cruise ship. Maybe not even one of its lifeboats. While Livorno isn't the jewel in the crown of Italian port cities, it can be pleasant to stroll around for a few hours; some attractions are in the map, and we've got a recommendation for tours and shore excursions below.
The map below will help you if you are planning to tour the Mediterranean islands served by ferries out of the Port of Livorno. We've recently taken a ferry to Corsica, using the information charted on the map below. Ferry services include the destinations of Bastia, Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Cagliari and Tunisia.
If you take the bus number one from the train station to the port, you'll end up near the clear blue marker toward the bottom of the map. The bus then turns left and goes away from the tourist part of the port. You can take the number one bus and get off at the Piazza Grande and transfer to the number 5 bus to go right to the entrance to the ferry terminal, marked on the map. Many Cruise Ship shuttle buses leave from Piazza Grande as well. Check with your cruise ship company. Currently a bus ticket costs 1.20 Euros, and can be purchased at the tabacchi, tobacco store, inside the station. Here is the bus line information.
The walking route is marked in blue on the map, starting at the famous quattro Mori, or four Moors statue you see above. You'll walk on the port side of the large road, then find an opening on the left of the road where the walking route makes a sharp hairpin turn toward the gate for cars going to the Corsica/Sardinia ferries. The gatekeeper is helpful and friendly, so ask him where you need to go. He'll even call a cab for you if you need one to the train station on your return trip. The train station is at the opposite end of town from the Port.
If you are in the port for a while and want to escape Livorno, Viator offers a variety of tours and shore escursions. Or you can hang around the old Fort.
Marked on the map is one of the recommended hotels close to the port, The Hotel Granduca. Otherwise, you can search the map below for hotels near the port of Livorno.