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Livorno

Travel Guide Europe Italy Tuscany Livorno

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Introduction

Livorno is a city in the Italian region of Tuscany and has about 160,000 inhabitants.

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Getting There

By Plane

Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA), about 20 kilometres from Livorno near Pisa, is served by around 20 airlines, with both domestic and international flights. Ryanair has the bulk of flights with 20-30 destinations throughout Europe served. The airport is close to the city and is only around a 25-minute walk. The airport is 2 kilometres from the railway station. Connections with Pisa are available by train and bus, and bus and train connections to and from Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence are also available.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Agriturismo Mansio Romana B&BLoc. Crocino via di Rimazzano II ,1guesthouse-
Agriturismo Pane e VinoLocalita' Gabbroguesthouse86
Hotel Al TeatroVia Enrico Mayer 42hotel-
Hotel Ariston LivornoPiazza della Repubblica 11Hotel58
Hotel Atletivia dei pensieri 50Hotel72
Hotel Giappone InnVia Grande 65Hotel65
Hotel la Vedetta di MonteneroVia della Lecceta 5 MonteneroHotel-
La Casa di Ulisse B&BVia Vitalba 3, QuercianellaGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel PhalesiaVia Vannucci 4HOTEL-
Villaggio Camping MiramareVia del Littorale 220 LivornoCAMPSITE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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