Friday, December 29, 2017

Terrazza Mascagni

Terrazza Mascagni, Viale Italia, Livorno
Terrazza Mascagni
Viale Italia
Livorno, October 2015

“The Terrazza Mascagni is an elegant promenade by the sea with a wonderful view over the Tyrrhenian sea and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. It was built in the 1920's and named Terrazza Ciano after Costanzo Ciano, the local fascist leader and father of Galeazzo Ciano, who in 1930 married Mussolini's daughter Edda. After the war the name was aptly changed to honor Pietro Mascagni, the opera composer, but the old name stuck until the 1960's. As you can see this beautiful stretch of ‘lungomare’ (seafront) leads you to the rebuilt Gazebo and to the recently reopened Grand Hotel Palazzo. The Bagni Pancaldi Acquaviva, on the right in this photo, is a beach resort already famous in 19th century.” (Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno Daily Photo)

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