Livorno is an easygoing seaside city with an active seaport on the western coast of central Italy’s Tuscany region. A 16th-century fort, a modern harbor, a cruise ship port and a central promenade occupy the waterfront.
The mild Mediterranean climate of winter gives way to sultry temperatures in the summer and no doubt contributes to the laid-back lifestyle of the locals. It also enables year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, swimming and tennis.
A family oriented city, Livorno also has an animated nightlife and culinary scene known for such dishes as red mullet in tomato sauce, cacciucco fish stew and chickpea tart.
Set in the heart of Livorno’s residential area, this recently built modern home called Villa Sabrina is near the water and just a block from the seaside promenade. In fact, the primary suite overlooks the raised swimming pool and takes in views of the sea. Other features of the suite include glass walls, a fireplace and a spa tub.
The 600 meters or nearly 6,500 square feet of interiors, decorated in high-style contemporary finishes, are spread over three levels. The ground floor living area opens directly to the garden.
A loggia framed by palm trees and hedges can be used as a dining area. Wooden decks create lounging space around the swimming pool and off several rooms.
A wood, steel and glass staircase connects the levels. There are eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, making the residence well suited for a couple with small children or those who wish to host friends and guests, according to listing agent Cinzia Romanelli of Building Heritage.
The asking price for the property is 3.5 million euros or about US $3.8 million.
Tuscany’s Pisa International Airport is about 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, from Livorno.