50. From (Genoa) Leghorn to Florence by Pisa
Steamboat from Genoa to Leghorn daily (Societa Rubattino onMon.,
Wed., Frid., and Sat.; Florio on Tues. and Frid.; also the French com¬
panies Valery A Co. and Fraissinet A Co.) in 9 hrs. (fares 32 fr. 50, 22 fr.
50c). Most of the offices are near the quay, where the traveller should
take his ticket in person. — Embarkation or landing at Genoa 1 fr. for
each person with luggage. At Leghorn to or from the Porto Nuovo lfr.,
or with ordinary luggage l'^fr.; to or from the Porto Vecchio 72 fr., or
with luggage 1 fr. (Payment should be made to the official in charge.) —
As the voyage is generally performed at night, the passenger loses the
charming retrospect of Genoa, and afterwards the view of the coast.
In the reverse direction a steamer also plies almost every day. — Other
steamers run from Leghorn to Civila Vecchia, Naples, the coast-towns and
islands of the Tuscan archipelago (Elba, Portoferraio, Gorgona, Capraia:
Societa Rubattino), Bastia in Corsica (Rubattino), Porto Torres and Cag-
liari in Sardinia, etc.
Railway from Genoa to Leghorn by Pisa, see pp. 119, 340; from Leg¬
horn to Rome, see Baedeker's Central Italy.
Leghorn. — Hotels. *H6tel du Nord, Piazza del Cantiere 2, R.
3, D. 5, B. 172 fr.; Hotel de New-York, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 19,
near the quay; Hotel Anglo-Americano, pleasantly situated outside the
Porta a Mare, near the sea; Grande Bretagne & Pension Suisse , Corso
Vittorio Emanuele 17, also near the quay, externally unattractive, R.
and L. 3, A. 3/4, 1>. 472 fr. — In the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele: Giappone,
No. 59, good cuisine; Pergola, Nos. 1, 2; Falcone, No. 62; all in the
Italian style with trattorie. — Those who make a prolonged stay will
easily obtain private apartments.
Cafes. Vittoria, in the Piazza d'Armi; several others in the Corso Vitt.
Emmanuele. — Beer: Mayer, Via Ricasoli 6 and Via del Passeggio; Kieffer,
Via Larderel 27; Birraria di Monaco, Corso Vitt. Emmanuele 24; Birraria
di Slrasburgo, Corso Vitt. Emmanuele 32, with good restaurant.
Post Office (PI. 16; E, 3) at the corner of the Corso Vitt. Emmanuele
and Piazza Carlo Alberto. — Telegraph Office, Via del Telegrafo 2, to the
S.W. of the Piazza d'Armi.
Cabs. To or from the station 1, at night 172 ft"., small articles of
luggage 10, box 40 c; per drive in the town 85 c, at night lfr.; outside
the town lfr. 70 c, at night 2fr.; per hr. lfr. 70 c, each additional 72 hr.
75 c.; night-fares are charged between one hour after sunset and 5, or
(from 1st Oct. to 31st March) 6 a.m.
Tramways through all the principal streets.
Sea Baths. Squarci, with cafe, outside the Porta a Mare, bath with
towels lfr.; 'Pancaldi, Palmieri, Rombolino, well fitted up, with cafe and
and a terrace with view. — Warm Baths at Squarci's; in the town, Via
della Pace, Piazza S. Benedetto 15, etc.
Consuls. American (Mr. Rice), next door to the Victoria Hotel; Eng¬
lish (Mr. Macbean), Via della Madonna 12; German (Herr Niemack), Piazza
Bookseller. Giuseppe Meucci.
English Church, resident chaplain.
Leghorn (Ital. Livorno, French Livourne), which was a very
insignificant place in the 16th cent, (in 1551 only 749 inhab.), now
the capital of a province, and the most important commercial place
in Italy after Genoa, is indebted for its size and importance to the
Medici, who invited hither the oppressed and discontented from
all parts of the continent, as, for example Roman Catholics from
England, Jews and Moors from Spain and Portugal, and merchants
from Marseilles, who were anxious to escape from the perils of civil