Livorno is an incredibly beautiful city with a rich history and traditions that are embodied in the life of its present inhabitants. Every year, the city hosts dozens of interesting holidays, including very beautiful religious celebrations, enchanting carnivals, and fascinating gastronomic festivals. One of the main historical symbols of Livorno is the ancient Fortezza Vecchia, in which wonderful holidays are held one after another during the summer.
The fortress turns into a huge cultural center where theater performances, music concerts, and historical reenactments are organized every day. Of particular interest are cabaret performances, for which special open grounds are equipped in the castle. One of the most interesting summer festivals is the Effetto Venezia taking place n the picturesque district of La Venezia. This area is notable for its ancient channels, so it is often referred to as "Little Venice".
Concert and gastronomic venues are set up along these canals for festival days. Life does not freeze here literally for a minute. Artists organize interesting performances under the open sky, while exhibitions and masterclasses are held in local art galleries. Festival guests will enjoy incendiary open-air concerts. Gastronomic programs are another integral part of the festival. Local restaurants set tables on the banks of the canals inviting their guests to try the best specialties. All the entertainment keeps on going on the streets until midnight. Local museums and galleries take an active part in the festival.