On behalf of U.S. Army Garrison Livorno, it is an honor for us to welcome you to Camp Darby and the Livorno Military Community.  I suggest you spend some time visiting the Tuscany Region of Italy, an area that is rich in both history and culture. I am sure you will enjoy and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Italian culture and art. Nearby is one of the Wonders of the World, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as the beach resort town of Tirrenia, which forms the southern reaches of the Italian Riviera. 

This military complex between Pisa and Livorno was formally dedicated on November  15, 1952 and was named Camp Darby in memory of Brigadier General William O. Darby, Assistant Division Commander of the 10th Mountain Division, who was killed by enemy artillery on 30 April 1945 on the shore of Lake Garda, Italy.  Our main square is dedicated to the memory of Pvt. “Curly” Nakae, a great American Soldier who fought during WWII in the vicinity of Pisa with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th  Infantry Battalion (Separate).  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts.

Today, though a small military community, we have over 38,000 visitors annually taking advantage of the multiple lodging options and recreational facilities. Additionally, Camp Darby is home to the American Beach in Tirrenia– the only Army beach of its type in Europe.

Camp  Darby is not only a great place to visit; it is a great place to live.  This web site contains some general information about what U.S. Army Garrison Livorno offers and its surrounding area. We wish you a pleasant stay at Camp Darby and hope that you will use Camp Darby as a "springboard" to many exciting and interesting experiences.  Best wishes for a safe, productive and enjoyable visit.


                                MAJ DENNIS F. WILLIAMS
                                Acting Deputy Garrison Manager