Venezia Nuova, Livorno

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  • Surprising in the bend of a ride along the seafront. Certainly this isn't Venice nice neighborhood
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  • Felt like we were in Venice, Strolling among the canals of Venice, complete with bridges and boats attacked. Really curious.
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  • The ' Venetian canals ' make the city a lot friendlier, mischiens even attractive. But of all the cities in this part of Tuscany is Livorno the least attractive. On some forts after the city is boring. Waste of time for most holidaymakers, but do you have time ... fine to do within 2-3 hours.
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  • The Venezia Nuova is a neighborhood of Livorno, the only one in the city center that, after the devastation of World War II, has retained much of its historic and architectural jewels, such as numerous churches and palaces. Represents the real historic city, while not coinciding with the original nucleus of Livorno. Each summer, usually between July and August, the neighborhood became the center of a traditional Festival ("Effetto Venezia"), during which the streets are enlivened by stalls, performances and cultural events. At the end of the sixteenth century the Medici decreed the enlargement of the castle of Livorno in order to then new port of Tuscany. The projects were entrusted to Bernardo Buontalenti, who drew a pentagonal town surrounded by a moat. Soon the town proved insufficient to contain the population, numerous callback from a range of benefits and privileges promoted by Grand Duke Ferdinando I (see history of Livorno); for this and for the need to endow the city with a merchant quarter place in direct communication with the port, in the late twenties of the 17th century it was decided to erect a new urban core in the areas north of the town. The area is crossed by the Navicelli Canal and the outer moat at buontalenti's fortifications, was the subject of a plan drawn up by the Sienese architect Giovanni Battista Santi, who developed a strong core commercial value, with a series of warehouses and dwellings located just behind the harbour. The presence of numerous channels and the consequent need for foundations on water, applying techniques imported directly from Venice lagoon, led him to identify the area as the new Venice. Further expansion of the town, protected to the North by Fort San Pietro (1682), occurred around the eighteenth century, when, with the sale of part of the new fortress, were obtained new building areas for the neighborhood. In this period were raised important buildings such as the Bottini Dell'Olio, a warehouse for oil still exists, while the via Borra, the main street of the neighborhood, like the imposing palaces were built so-called Palace of marble columns, the Palazzo Huigens and that del Monte di pietà. Meanwhile, the neighborhood emerged as important shipping companies and comforted. The eighteenth century was the century of the great religious buildings that gave the neighborhood a late Baroque appearance: in 1707 work began on the Church of San Ferdinando, who was followed by those for the Church and the convent of Santa Caterina.
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  • Nice walk
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  • Cute but don't go in the summer, we will die of heat!
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  • Beautiful and charming old quarter
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  • Unique neighborhood. A must visit
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