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Historic fort

The "New" Fort is an integral part of Livorno's Little Venice. Once a key defense post of the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Hong Kong, China
Great Views

One way in and out but a nice quiet place to climb up a bit and see some of the city around the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
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9 Jun 2018
“Historic fort”
14 Jan 2018
“Great Views”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We chose to stay in Livorno off our cruise ship and planned to look around the historic parts. No signposting to the fort. Because of the canals the correct way is not necessarily straight ahead. Entrance way was so low key and pathways so unkept...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alice m
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I am in Italy on business and had the opportunity to spend a day in Livorno. I stopped in with a friend at the Fortezza Nuova. The views of the canals of "Little Venice" were great from the fort, but the fort is in poor...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The "New" Fort is an integral part of Livorno's Little Venice. Once a key defense post of the canal, it is now part of an urban park. An interesting place to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 14 January 2018

One way in and out but a nice quiet place to climb up a bit and see some of the city around the castle. Plenty of shaded areas and several places to sit on a bench to relax. Walking paths need to be maintained, some...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank knucklebusted
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Walk through a tunnel and emerge in a park within a fortress. Probably a good place to visit with children. Good photo opportunities and a pleasant enough place to sit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank maizedaisy
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This piece of history has not been treated well by the passing of time. Obviously this was once an important fortification. Interesting.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was a fort, it has been abandoned and converted into a park, nice for a walk, in the good weather would be good for a picnic, it is surrounded by canals, nice place to take photos

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Terry C
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by canals, the fortress suffered several changes during centuries and now it's just a shadow of what it was. Anyway, the views from some of the ramparts are nice.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Óscar M
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Time has not been kind to this sprawling edifice, severely damaged by shelling in WWII. While reasonably interesting from the outside (similar to many other medieval forts), the inside has been left to feral cats and numerous birds. The tunnel walk to enter was spooky,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I found the new fortress just as unpleasant looking as the old one and can't help but wonder why the don't do something useful with these old forts. Put some nice shops and restaurants inside. So many other places in Europe have done this so...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank JamesA546
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Margaret D
26 August 2016|
Response from nathismus |
It is not recommended from one area of the docks. I googled your question and found this f you dock in the industrial area of the port (the case for most large cruise ships), it's not recommended to walk around in the... More