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The Ile Rousse Livorno ferry route connects Corsica with Italy. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Corsica Ferries. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 7 hours.
Ile Rousse Livorno sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Located in the Haute-Corse region of France, Ile Rousse is a town on the island of Corsica. The town was originally named Isola Rossa, the Red Island, when it was founded in 1758 by Pasquale Paoli. Its name was in reference of the ochre colour of a rocky islet that served as a natural harbour. One interesting fact is that despite Corsica being a French island, Ile Rousse is only one of two town on the island that have French names. The other town have all retained their original Italian names.
The town is a great place to spend a holiday and attracts many visitors as a result. The beach at Plaga de Rindara, to the south of the town, is lovely and definitely worth a visit. There is also a small rocky island to the north of the town that is good to explore. There are a number of beautiful late 18th and early 19th century buildings in the town which visitors can't help admiring whilst taking a leisurely stroll through the town. In Place Paoli, in the centre of the town, visitors will find a bust of Pasquale Paoli, the town's founder. Open to the sea to the south west, the square has a covered market, and providing shade under Plane trees, it is a good place to begin a venture into the old and new towns.
From the town's port, ferries depart to Nice, Toulon and Marseille.
Livorno is an Italian city and port that lies on the west coast of the country and is frequently visited by cruise ships as it is an important gateway to the famous and picturesque Tuscany region. Many of the city's visitors do so on their way to visiting other destinations in the region including Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena. The city was designed during the Italian Renaissance when it was ruled by the Grand Duke of the Medici family but additions were made at the end of the 16th century by Bernardo Buontalenti. Overlooking and protecting the city's port is a fortress and like many other Italian cities, Livorno was once surrounded by walls that were constructed to protect it from marauders. Many parts of the city's ancient walls remain intact and are a popular attraction with visitors.
Livorno's port has good passenger facilities and includes bars, restaurants, banks and is wheelchair accessible. Ferry using the port depart to Bastia, Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Cagliari and Tunisia.