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The Old Liburna

Taking pictures of the sea from the Terrazza Mascagni in Livorno is a timeliness oppor-tunity offered by the MSC Mediterranean cruise. To have the chance to witness the long coastline from a distance is an unforgettable experience. Black and white chessboard squares continue to chase each other until submerging in the crystalline waters of the Li-gurian Sea.

Livorno remains inextricably linked with the sea: for its origins as a small fishing village, for the first European commercial bathing enterprises of the nineteenth century, for being one of the principal ports of the Mediterranean Sea and for the creation of the navigable Medicean canals of "Little Venice”.

Livorno means Tuscany. One of the MSC Excursions will let you discover this land, a tourist destination par excellence for the beauty of its landscapes stretching from the Ap-ennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea, for its unparalleled artistic and cultural heritage, jealously preserved in its cities, for the wealth of food and wine and also for fashion. Land of renowned people such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Giacomo Puccini, Carlo Collodi, Roberto Benigni, Roberto Cavalli ... just to name a few. 

Another MSC Excursion will take you to Liguria, a land near Tuscany, and in particular to the Cinque Terre. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza perched on cliffs overlooking the sea with their characteristic colourful houses, picturesque views, panoramic paths, enchanting beaches and bays which convey a landscape immersed in nature, still partially wild.

The ideal location of Livorno aids the MSC Excursion to two of the most visited Italian cit-ies: Florence and Pisa. Florence, the centre of art par excellence, the cradle of the Re-naissance, known around the world for the dome of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, Pi-azza della Signoria, the Uffizi the Boboli Gardens... But what about Piazza Dei Miracoli in Pisa? Millions of tourists stroll among the white marble of the leaning tower, the baptist-ery, the cathedral and the Campo Santo as if time had stopped.

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    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.