Renaissance and Sea, all in one!

Apartment - Private room · Via Sproni, Leghorn, Tuscany 57125, Italy
Your host, Fulvia&Ale
18 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Livorno was defined as an "ideal town" during the Italian Renaissance. Today, it reveals its history through the structure of its neighbourhoods, crossed by canals and surrounded by fortified town walls, through the tangle of its streets, which embroider the town's Venice district, and through the Medici Port characteristically overlooked by towers and fortresses leading to the town centre. Designed by the architect Bernardo Buontalenti at the end of the 16th century, Livorno underwent a period of great town planning expansion at the end of the 17th century. Near the defensive pile of the Old Fortress, a new fortress, together with the town-walls and the system of navigable canals, was then built. After Pisa's silting up, distance from the sea and loss of dominance, Livorno took over as the main port in Tuscany.

In my house you will feel at home, free to discover one of the most fascinating area in Tuscany. From here you can reach by train either Florence (one hour and a half) or Pisa (ten minutes). Or you can just enjoy the most fascinating places in my town: Terrazza Mascagni, an amazing terrace on the see, the Venezia area with canals, nice restaurants and night bars where live music is performed almost every night, a magic sunset on Calafuria rocks, facing Gorgona Island whose skyline reminds of a woman's profile floating on the surface of the sea. Don't miss the Italian style "aperitivo" from 6 p.m. to late in the night, often with live music.

My apartment is at the fourth and last floor of a building dating back to the sixties: parquet is everywhere and this makes it comfortable. The windows on the roof let the natural light come in whereas a pleasant breeze coming from opposite open windows won't make you miss a conditioning system.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven and refrigerator so that you can prepare nice food by yourself. Nearby there is a big market where you can find fresh vegetable and fruit, fresh fish and delicious bread and "schiacciata". Don't miss our "torta di ceci", something you can not explain but only try. You can have it "plain" or with "focaccia" or "pan francese" (French bread): in this case, it is called 5and5, because after the second world war it was sold for 5 cents of bread and 5 cents of "torta".
Come on, join us in this amazing and unusual world!

Please note that parking is not easy in this area: you can park your car for free 15 minutes walk far from the apartment (or 3 bus stop). If you find a place nearby, you have to pay during day time, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 8 pm, for maximum 2 hours.

One more note for all those who ask for sea and beaches (of course..): sandy beaches are located in two areas: 10 km north of Livorno, the so called Calambrone area, and 27 km south of Livorno, Rosignano Marittimo. These are the closest areas which you can easily reach by car. If you love rocks, then you can reach rocky shores by bike or by bus as they are close to the center of Livorno: small rocky beaches are "I tre ponti" or "La Vela" or amazing rocks where you can easily bath and swim around snorkeling are a bit farer: this is the famous "Calafuria" area.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $24 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $273 /week
Security Deposit: $280
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Lovely place: clean, nice (furniture and apartment), full of light, we really felt at home. Fulvia is really a nice person friendly and ready to give you all informations and suggetions you need for your holidays. I really recommend this place, we had a great time there!

    May 2014
  • We rent in toscana the Fulvia appartment. Downtown Livorno, close to the piazza Grande, a beautifull place to eat, full of nices stores and easy to travel from there with bus and train. You have a perfect beach by bus, Pisa and Florence by train, and a lot more...

    The appartment had everythings and was perfect for those who want the Livorno energy.

    Thank you again Fulvia for your fantastik place!

    Sylvie & Francis

    August 2013
  • Me and my girlfriend stayed for five days at Fulvia´s apartment.
    It´s been the perfect location for our vacation. Not far away from the sea and florece can be reached in about an hour by car or train.
    coming back to the apartment always felt like home. it has everything you need and it´s very lovely.
    Fulvia´s been so helpful and lovely to us.
    Defenetly worth a stay everytime. :)

    August 2013
  • I trully recommand this place : very well located, very clean, very well decorated and if you have a car it is very easy to park close!
    Fulvia was very nice and available, before and during the trip!
    We had a great time in Livorno thanks to her!

    August 2013
  • The apartment was very lovely, clean and bright. Nice big bed and a very comfy couch. The location was good for us as we were driving to beaches in the area.

    August 2013
  • Comment exprimer le bonheur que nous avons eu à séjourner chez Fulvia? Ce séjour restera graver dans nos cœurs tant par la beauté de cette ville que par la chaleur humaine de ses habitants. L'appartement est un vrai petit coin de paradis. Fulvia est une hôte extraordinaire mais nous ne pouvons pas parler de Fulvia sans évoquer ses amis Silvia et Chirro avec qui nous avons passé d'excellents moments.
    Si vous devez séjourner à LIVORNO ne retenez qu'une adresse : Renaissance and Sea.

    August 2013
  • Livorno is a beautiful city full of incredibly friendly people, and Fulvia was the perfect hostess. The apartment is fully equipped so that you feel right at home, and having your own kitchen to prepare meals is ideal in a city with such an amazing market, less than a 10 minutes' walk from this apartment). We loved taking in the city's canal and boardwalk, visited some great sandy beaches nearby in Tirrenia, and ate some of the best (gluten-free) pizza we've ever had (we'd recommend Bella Napoli and Chez Ugo). We were sad to leave after just a few nights — we'd highly recommend staying with Fulvia to anyone looking to visit Livorno.

    July 2013
  • Staying at Fulia's amazing apartment was a highlight of our holiday. We managed to get ourselves a little lost on the way there, and Fulvia was kind enough to come and rescue us, and take us straight to the apartment, which was amazing. She has provided us with some essentials in the fridge for our arrival, and I would not hesitate to go back! Thank you so much for letting us stay with you!

    July 2013
  • It was great to stay in Fulvia&Ales appartment. it is located perfect and includes everything you need for a stay.
    We promise to come back. Thank you

    July 2013
  • Fulvia and Stefano were VERY helpful - even provided a cot and some babystuff for our baby. The place is really nice and Well-equipped. I would recommend it to others anytime.

    July 2013
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Siamo due fratelli, Fulvia e Ale. Entrambi amiamo la fotografia e conoscere gente nuova da tutto il mondo. Farvi stare bene nelle nostre casine, sarà un vero piacere! It's the two of us, sister and brother, Fulvia and Ale: Fulvia lives in Livorno and Ale in Saint Vincent. We both love photography and meeting people from all over the world. Ale is fluent in thinking in English but soon will be able to speak very fluently. In the meantime he can rely upon Federica's help, his girlfriend. So, it's the three of us! :)
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