Livorno is an Italian town of 158 493 inhabitants, the capital of the homonymous province in Tuscany.
The third largest city in the region by population (after Florence and Prato) and fifth in Central Italy, it alone hosts almost half of the inhabitants of its province; with the neighboring towns of Pisa and Collesalvetti it is also a summit of the so-called "industrial triangle", whose total population amounts to over 260,000 inhabitants.
It is located along the coast of the Ligurian Sea and is one of the most important Italian ports, both as a commercial and tourist port, an industrial center of national importance, long in decline.
Of all the Tuscan cities it is usually considered the most modern, although in its territory there are several historical, artistic and architectural testimonies that survived the massive bombardments of the Second World War.
The city, greatly developed from the second half of the sixteenth century by the will of the Medici first and later Lorraine, was an important free port frequented by many foreign merchants, home to consulates and shipping companies. This contributed to affirm, since the end of the sixteenth century, the characteristics of multiethnic and multicultural city par excellence, of which important vestiges survive, such as churches and national cemeteries, palaces, villas and public utilities inextricably linked to the names of the important foreign communities that they frequented the free port until the second half of the nineteenth century. This international vocation led to the identification of the city as Leghorn in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, Livourne in France, Liorna in Spain, etc., similar to the most important state capitals of the time.
Between the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, parallel to the start of the industrialization process, Livorno was also a tourist destination of international importance for the presence of renowned bathing and thermal establishments, which gave the city the name of Montecatini to the sea.
The city is famous for hosting the Sanctuary of Montenero, named after Our Lady of Grace, patron of Tuscany, as well as being the birthplace of prestigious personalities such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pietro Mascagni, Giovanni Fattori, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and many others.
Livorno is home to the Naval Academy of the Navy, the command and two regiments of the "Folgore" paratroopers Brigade of the Italian Army, of the 1st "Tuscania" paratroopers Carabinieri Regiment, of the 9th Parachute Assault Regiment "Col Moschin" special forces of the Italian Army and of the Carabinieri special intervention group; moreover it is the headquarters of the Maritime Management of the Corps of the port authorities - Coast Guard.
Reaching the port of Ile Rousse
From Bastia Ile Rousse is accessed via the N197. From Calvi take the D513. From all major cities you can reach Ile Rousse take the N197 and subsequently the N179.
Information about Ile Rousse
Located in Haute-Corse, Ile de Rousse ferry port has links to Marseille, nice and Toulon in France's southernmost coast. The port is situated in the North of the island, with crossings that are fast and frequent. With the way the N197 where it is easy to get to Calvi and its beautiful beaches on the North Coast. The cosy "Train de la Balagne" and "Parc de Saleccia" that are not to be missed. Ile de Rousse, alongside Saint Florent are the only Corsican towns with a denomination in French.