Sunday, November 29, 2015

Two Ports

Avvisatore Marittimo, Maritime Warnings service, Livorno
Our view from the Mastio is moving again toward the sea with the blue tower of the Avvisatore Marittimo (Maritime Warnings service) at the entrance of the Porto Mediceo. At the horizon we can see the island of Gorgona, 37 Km off the coast, still part of the Municipality of Livorno.
On the left a view of the the Porto Mediceo, which was the first real port and it is now mostly used as a marina or by ferries and smaller cruise ships. On the right a view of the far larger cargo port.

View from the Mastio - The Three Bastions - View on the Old Harbor

See also: Island Prison - Gorgona - Easter Eve - The Looming Tower - Over the Porto Mediceo - Cargo Port - Fortezza Vecchia - Mastio di Matilde
Search labels: Fortezza Vecchia

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

Gorgona is quite a sight, VP.

Dina said...

Life in a city with ports is never boring (for photographers). Lucky you!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful harbour views VP, made me smile to see the mechanical 'giraffes' look the same in your harbour as they do in mine :)

Gunn said...

Looks like a busy port. Great view too.

Luis Gomez said...

Love these shots VP.

Sharon Anck said...

It looks like the sea plays a very important role in the economy of your city.

Lowell said...

I don't think I ever realized at how big Livorno is! Fascinating photos. Also, re the island of Gorgona: Is it inhabited? Is there any industry or commercial work there? How long would it take to get from Gorgona to Porto Mediceo?

Marleen said...

The building look very old, lovely to see so much history.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgona must be a large island to look that big 37 km away!

Stefan Jansson said...

Oh, the Prison Island.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgona looks huge like that! I really love your from above views!

William Kendall said...

Gorgona does look big!