Category Archive: History

(Italiano) Controsensi e vita sottomarina

 

Coral fishing in the waters of Calafuria and Romito

The presence of the precious red coral in the sea south of Livorno was known from far away. It is found from the fact that the superintendent of the city Matteo Forestani, in May 1583 wrote to the Granduca in Florence that coral fishermen engaged in fishing between the tower of Mattaccini (Calafuria)¬†and the tower …

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The coastal defense and the way of cavalry

The problem of security of the Livorno coast, and consequently of the Granducato, which during the sixteenth century, was the scene of repeated raids by the Barbary pirates in the service of the Turkish Empire, who attacked and plundered merchant vessels by the coastal resorts and prisoners¬†slaves, he was confronted by the Granduca Cosimo I …

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