Travel Blogs from Livorno
... covering some 80ha. It was initially established by Nepolean Bonaparte when the French occupied Italy. He determined that it was a very protected area as it is bedded into the head of a cove, and also has three islands in a row leading away from the mainland, thereby helping protect the base. In the Second World War the town was 75% destroyed however it was rebuilt and has continued as a defense base ever since. There is a major naval base there as ...
This morning we pulled into the port of Livorno, Italy just before 7 a.m. Livorno is on the upper Western coast of the country. It's a very industrial area, not pretty (at least not from the ship). Cruises dock here because it is the closest port to Florence and Pisa.
While most cruisers went on excursions into Florence, I chose to see the Cinque Terre area, which is on the very top of the Italian coast. We met at 7 a.m. and boarded ...
... the equivalent of 5 kms. When he returned to the cabin, I broke the news that we had a 45 minute spin class booked in an hour and a half.
The instructor was brutal, working our butts off – literally – non-stop cycling for 45 minutes – the instructor tried to get us to imagine we were racing in the Tour de France – all I could think of was the buffet breakfast on Lido deck. Chris’ first spin class will probably ...
... shortly after 5pm and plan to spend the evening hanging out and watching a movie ( a classic… Easy Rider). Tomorrow is a day @ sea so we will be able to relax and do some quality gym work. I think we are heading to Cagliari, Sardinia tomorrow then on to Palermo Sicily and finally Naples to finish the first of three legs of this cruise.
July 31st.. day @ sea .. so relaxing , workout and have a quiet ...
... a fancy name but I don't know what it is.
We hung around until the procession to the Chef's table took place and they were seated ... always nice to watch the anticipation of their faces when they see the table up close for perhaps the first time. We saw Joan and Michael but they didn't see us ... enthralled by the table no doubt ! They were nicely dressed but it's a shame that most others didn't get a little more sparkly ... they weren't even wearing resort wear which ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed