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Livorno (Leghorn), Province of Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Livorno, in English Leghorn, (population 170,000) is a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, the third-largest port on the western coast of Italy, and the home to a naval academy.

Info

Population: about 150,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 57100 -- Phone Area Code: 0586 -- Patron Saint: Santa Giulia di Corsica celebrated on 22nd May

History

An important area under the Medici in the Renaissance with many landmarks from the 16th century, Livorno was enlarged at the end of the 18th century by Leopold II, who also opened the city to foreign merchants. It became a free port under Ferdinand I from 1590, and remained such until 1860, when it became part of the Kingdom of Italy.


Province of Livorno
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