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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.