Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Terrazza Mascagni

Terrazza Mascagni, LivornoThe “Terrazza Mascagni” is an elegant promenade by the sea with a wonderful view over the Tyrrhenian sea and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. It was built in the 1920's and named “Terrazza Ciano” after Costanzo Ciano, the local fascist leader and father of Galeazzo Ciano, who in 1930 married Mussolini's daughter Edda.
Terrazza Mascagni in a 1932 postcard, Livorno
After the war the name was aptly changed to honor Pietro Mascagni, the opera composer, but the old name stuck until the 1960's. As you can see this beautiful stretch of “lungomare” (seafront) leads you to the rebuilt Gazebo and to the recently reopened Grand Hotel Palazzo. The “Bagni Pancaldi Acquaviva”, on the right in this photo, is a beach resort already famous in 19th century.

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See also: Tiles - Balustrades - Whitecaps - At the “Terrazza” - Saint Sylvester - Theme Day: Postcard-worthy - Beyond the Balustrade

4 comments:

Babooshka said...

This is superb photography. Everything about it.

rob said...

Bellisima passeggiata a scacchi in una gloriosa giornata di sole.
Interessante quel gazebo in fondo.
Gradita foto nel dettaglio ;)

Ineke said...

i once worked in a store with a carpet like that and from time to time the cleaning maid would faint because the pattern made her dizzy:)
i feel a bit the same when i look at your -fantastic- photo.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! The tile work is absolutely amazing.