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Near the cruise ship dock

We passed this statue often, every time we left or returned to our ship. The theme bothers me... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
on_the_go_98765
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Very striking memorial

An unusual and finely sculpted memorial to the defeat of pirates. There is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PRS48
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Piazza Giuseppe Micheli, 57123, Livorno, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We passed this statue often, every time we left or returned to our ship. The theme bothers me; slavery has an ugly aspect in American history and seeing the men chained up was more sad than anything else. But this was constructed in a very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual and finely sculpted memorial to the defeat of pirates. There is an interesting description alongside. Well placed near the harbour.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The monument celebrates victory over the “pirate moors.” Important to remember that conflict with North Africans has been a continual theme in Italian history from Hannibal to Libya.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

As you walk through Livorno you might stumble upon this statue. On the one hand it is historical but on the other hand it is very upsetting. I’m not one to say that statues should be torn down but this one does not belong here...More

Thank MauriceVE
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Monument sit in the Piazza Micheli in front of the hotel Gran Duca. From there you can see parts of 16 Th. Century Fortezza Vecchia. Monument depicts the duke Ferdinand I with four Moorish slaves reminder of Livorno’s slave market.

Thank vlamal
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I spent a day with a friend in Livorno. As we walked around in the port, we came across this monument. The monument is interesting and we took a few pictures. To be honest, I would not make a special effort to come to Livorno...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Monument located in the marina area of the city of Livorno. Apparently it depicts conquering pirates but looks more like a sick glorification of slavery to me.

Thank roryjdoyle
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I suspect this statue was erected as both a celebration of a great victory and as a reminder to always be vigilant against threats. In this day and age, it is a brutal reminder of has happened before should never happen again.

Thank knucklebusted
Reviewed 28 December 2017

One of the most important monument in Livorno. You have to known a little bit of history to understand the place.

Thank domenico b
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This Monument is a bit shocking at first sight until you learn the history of it and it commemorates victory over the pirates in the Tuscan seas which made Livorno safe for the trader’s ships. It is said to be lucky if you can see...More

Thank Brendan W
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