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Livorno: history

Livorno was founded in 1577 and built by Buontalenti, commissioned by the Medicis, who thus won an important access to the sea.


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Livorno: history-Body

HISTORY

Livorno was founded in 1577 and built by Buontalenti, commissioned by the Medicis, who thus won an important access to the sea.

After the supremacy of Pisa, Livorno became, under the Medicis, an important port, equipped with fortresses and military outposts.

After the supremacy of Pisa, Livorno became, under the Medicis, an important port, equipped with fortresses and military outposts.

Soon afterwards the town greeted a lively multiratial community, thanks to the politics of Ferdinando de Medici. In fact, he encouraged the reception of the exiled people who were subject to political or religious persecutions.

With the unity of Italy (1868), the town lost its quality as a free port and its economical development diminished, reaching then the balance and the development degree of our days.


Livorno photographies kindly granted by Comune di Livorno.





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