This was a hive of activity and full of people and lots of queues as we were here during the film festival. The old town and the market are well worth a visit. We strolled around the streets and the shops as well as walked along the beach where we could. Due to the film festival we had to anchor off shore and so unused a tender.
Having been to Florence before we decided to explore Livorno. While there are canals, they are not clean and while there is a lovely walk along the sea front it is well out of town and the walk to get there is along a main road. We had reviews that this was worth exploring but we do not agree. I think I would take the excursion to Lucca which is most people really enjoyed.
Our cruise ended here and the Legend was being used during the upcoming Grand Prix. So we set off to explore this great place and we thought it is a place we could return to. It is so clean and easy to explore. Hidden escalators take people up the steep hill to the station. It is easy to travel to France or Italy from here. The palace and surrounding area with its narrow winding streets offered spectacular coastal views. The azure waters of the Mediterranean looked so beautiful from up here. Well worth a visit.
We just explored on our own. There is a hop on hop off bus but we found it easy to see the sights on our own. Just remember not to go off the main areas and you feel safe. However I did not find it a city I would return to and it is greatly need cleaning.