Terrazza Mascagni is a charming waterfront promenade

Viale Italia, 139, 57127 Livorno LI, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Livorno

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Panorama
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

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Terrazza Mascagni is a charming waterfront promenade that’s buzzing with activity year-round. Paved in a black-and-white checkerboard pattern, it’s lined with marble benches, restaurants, shops, and a grand gazebo.
Piazza Mascagni was built in 1925, according to a design by Enrico Salvais, in an area that until 1896 had been the location of an amusement park called “Eden”, where the first public cinema show in Italy was held. Then, after the Second World War, the area was leveled off and expanded north.

But the unstoppable sea invaded this defenseless space over and over, causing serious damage. In the early 1990s, a long-awaited restoration brought it back to its original beauty. Even the music Gazebo by Gino Venturi, built in the 1930s and destroyed during wartime bombings, was recreated.This is Livorno’s best side, the one that had Pier Paolo Pasolini say, every time he had to leave: “I leave my heart on its huge seafront, full of kids and sailors, free and happy”.

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