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Livorno



Introduction of Livorno
City, port, and capital of Livorno province, Tuscanyregion, on the Ligurian Sea, 160 mi NW of Rome.The site of a fortified castle in the Middle Ages, itbecame a flourishing city in the 16th century underthe Medici. In 1571 Cosimo I started work on theMedici Harbor. In 1590 Ferdinand I, grand duke ofTuscany, opened its doors to all religious and politicalrefugees. By 1675 it was a free port. Napoleonmade it the capital of the French department of LaMediterranee. It joined the kingdom of Italy in 1860and was severely damaged in World War II. It hasbecome an industrial center and one of Italy's mostimportant ports.City, port, and capital of Livorno province, Tuscanyregion, on the Ligurian Sea, 160 mi NW of Rome.The site of a fortified castle in the Middle Ages, itbecame a flourishing city in the 16th century underthe Medici. In 1571 Cosimo I started work on theMedici Harbor. In 1590 Ferdinand I, grand duke ofTuscany, opened its doors to all religious and politicalrefugees. By 1675 it was a free port. Napoleonmade it the capital of the French department of LaMediterranee. It joined the kingdom of Italy in 1860and was severely damaged in World War II. It hasbecome an industrial center and one of Italy's mostimportant ports.

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