Friday, June 12, 2009

Livorno Centrale

Livorno Centrale railway stationWith the station of Ardenza now closed, Livorno has four still active railway stations: Centrale, Calambrone, Antignano and Quercianella-Sonnino. Calambrone has no passenger traffic and only local trains call at Antignano and Quercianella-Sonnino, so we are left with the main station: “Livorno Centrale”.Livorno Centrale railway stationThe new station was built in 1910 to position Livorno on the Genoa-Rome line, replacing the old “San Marco” station. The main building faces “Piazza Dante” and its public gardens, from where “Viale Carducci” and then “Via Grande” form an axis straight to the “Porto Mediceo”.Livorno Centrale railway stationThe building was recently renovated and is a terminus for several local bus lines. From here you can travel by train to Pisa in fifteen minutes, to Florence in one hour and twenty minutes and to Rome in three hours (two with an Eurostar).

17 comments:

roentarre said...

This is simply incredible image in deed!

White Oleander said...

What a beautiful building.

Tinsie said...

Great shots, it's a beautiful building! I love the colours, very classy :-)

Jilly said...

Some railway stations are fabulous and this is one of them. Beautiful proportions and soft colours. You have a beautiful railway station.

Hilda said...

The arch looks like a piece of lace. Very lovely.

nori said...
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nori said...

How do you catch those fine scenery?

And I have some questions...
We can't find any advertisements in your photos.
I mean, it's so difficult to catch scenery without ad in our country.

brattcat said...

Such beautiful attention to detail, both inside and out. And how I envy living in a location where you can reach Pisa and Rome in less than an hour.

brattcat said...

I mean Pisa and Florence and Rome in less than three.

Jacob said...

The building looks brand new! The architecture is wonderful, and the clock above the main entrance is typically beautiful!

These are wonderful photos, too, VP...they show off the station very well!

The more I see of your city, the more I like it!

m_m said...

It is beautiful! And lovely renovated!

B Squared said...

Our train stations were so beautiful at one time. Most have fallen into disrepair following the decline in rail travel.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! It was worth the time and expense to refurbish.

nobu said...

Beautiful railway station.
In Japan, almost stations are very simple.

Steffe said...

A beautiful building it is. Fifteen minutes to Pisa sound good.

Saretta said...

What a lovely structure!

Per Stromsjo said...

...and a delightful main station it seems to be.

I still don't understand why a domestic train is called Eurostar. It's fast and clean and I like it. But the name?