The weather was great, bright and sunny and perfect for strolling along the canal in the "little Venice" district. This led to the seafront and a few drinks in Bar Terzi (Piazza Mazzini). We purchased tickets for the following day's game between AS Livorno and AC Milan (only 11 euros each) and after window shopping on the Via Grande we finished our day in the very friendly and welcoming Bar Civili drinking the famous Ponce (coffee,rum,lemon).
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The following is a selection of quotations about Livorno by various people - from Charles Dickens to Australian travel writer Peter Moore - through history, up until recent times. I have chosen them because in some way or another they ring true to me, even if they were written perhaps decades or even centuries ago. They all capture a certain aspect of Livorno, together summing up the essence of this Medici city by the sea. They are in chronological order, starting with the most recent: