Casa Lo Scoglio della Ballerina
From an ancient legend of the city...
Casa Lo Scoglio della Ballerina is located in the first village of ancient Livorno, in the San Giovanni district between the La Venezia district and the Old Dock, with a view of the imposing bastions of the Old Fortress (1521). A few meters from the Port, Casa Lo Scoglio della Ballerina was born on the trail of the legend of Livorno, inspired by the sea, by those who left, by those who stayed, dancing while waiting. The room is located in an ancient street, very close to the centre, where it is possible to access all services, initiatives and city events, such as resting in the silent rooms of the house, a place of culture and relaxation.
The beauty, the culture, the strength of history, the essential nature of a geographical area blessed by the climate and ease of communication, between the sea, cities of art, countryside and mountains. The house is a place of refreshment, of landing and departures, a place of friendship and hospitality.
Casa Lo Scoglio della Ballerina is 3.8 km from Armando Picchi Stadium, 4.2 km from PalaLivorno and 2 km from Livorno Aquarium.
This air-conditioned room features a bedroom with a double bed and a bunk bed (sleeps 4) and an en suite bathroom with bidet, shower and hairdryer.
At your disposal a 32" flat-screen TV, minibar, oven Microwave, Boiler, Courtesy set, a "Tea corner" and herbal teas.
The reception staff will be happy to assist you at any time of the day.
Free WiFi connection
Availability of family rooms
A Legend Of Livorno
Legend has it that a woman was waiting for her man to return from the sea. Like so many fishermen's wives she spent her days waiting for that blessed boat and her love, until one day he was swallowed up by a rough sea.
She could not accept having lost him forever.
So she decided that if the sea had taken him, the sea would have to take her too, and maybe they could finally be together forever. So, one day she climbed up on the rock and let herself go among the waves. No one ever saw her again, nor was the body ever found.
They say that she danced when she was at sea ... she was a good and melancholic dancer, exorcising the absence of her man with the body, dancing like the waves between the notes. She swam dancing to her freedom.
So a painter who knew the story began to paint a libecciata on that rock, and on top of it put the dancer, about to let go. He called the painting "The rock of the ballerina", and from that moment on it remained for all Livorno.
The beauty of the legends is that there are mysteries that will remain such as the name of the painter. We managed to find the name of the dancer ... it seems that her name was Margherita.