Well I had no difficulty at all in finding it - I got the hotel to send a taxi to meet me off the ferry!
The hotel's on Montenero, which is a few miles outside central Livorno, but means there is a fabulous view. (I imagine in summer it also means it's slightly cooler, with a breeze.) The hotel building is an old villa, with a terrace outside. Inside it's more just a normal hotel, with rooms on the ground floor and wide corridors, so it might be a good choice for people with mobility problems. Comfortable modern room, good shower, good breakfast, stupendously helpful concierge on front desk, who spent over an hour locating the Livorno residences of Keats, Shelley, Byron and Smollett for me.
I liked Livorno and I'd like to go back. If I do, I'll stay at La Vedetta again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1700, La Vedetta has a hilltop location with panoramic views across Livorno and the surrounding green hills. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a large buffet breakfast and free parking.Your room at Hotel La Vedetta comes with satellite TV, a minibar and inexpensive Wi-Fi access. Each bathroom features a hairdryer and toiletries.Once a minister's residence, La Vedetta Hotel now features a large sun terrace, a bar and a Tuscan restaurant open from May until September.The hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Montenero Church and Sanctuary. It is a short drive from the seaside and 10 km from the centre of Livorno. The port, for ferries to Sardinia and Corsica, is 15 minutes' drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Vedetta Di Montenero Hotel