Arriving in Livorno

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Going by train in Tuscany is easy. The ride from Florence to Livorno is about 1h 20 mins and there is at least one train per hour. But don’t forget to validate your ticket in the green machine before you board the train! Otherwise you will be fined.

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Livorno Stazione Centrale opened in 1910 and there is lots of faded charm and an air of La Belle Époque over the whole area.

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The station building is grand, not to say monumental. It makes one feel like arriving in a coastal health resort a hundred years ago in a corset and long crisp skirts, twirling a little parasol while the carrier takes care of the pile of trunks containing more crisp skirts and striped long-legged bathing costumes…

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Well.

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A few steps from the stazione you walk in to a small park with a pond.
Next surprise. The pond is filled with not only carp fish but turtles!

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Real alive small lovely turtles. That had me wondering a bit. Don’t they ever get stolen? It would be easy to just go in and grab one. But maybe that sort of behaviour is unknown in civilized Tuscany?

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Now, since I didn’t have a porter and a carriage and crisp skirts, I took my little suitcase and trudged off, following this great sign. “Mare” it says. The sea. What else do you need to know?

To be continued.

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2 comments on “Arriving in Livorno

  1. imponerad says:

    Som ett litet slott – inklusive park!

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