A walk through the city's main market, Mercato Centrale, is sure to bring a lot of new discoveries as well. Tourists come here to buy the best olive oil and traditional species, to try rare types of farm sausages and ham. A huge area is reserved for seafood, which is an important component of local gastronomy. Several bakeries operating on the market sell the freshest bread, here you can buy everything you need for a picnic.
The most common snacking option among locals is traditional Schiacciata bread, slices of which are usually flavored with olive oil. Various meat and cheese cuts are always served with this bread. It's hardly possible to come up with a healthier and more satisfying afternoon snack. Travelers who decide to try local bakery products should keep in mind that prices for them are indicated not in grams. Here they use such a special weight unit as â€śettoâ€ť, 1 etto is equal to 100 grams.
The traditional Livorno cuisine will surely impress fans of fish and other seafood. The city has many attractive fish restaurants, the most famous ones are located on the waterfront. Here you can try fish, shrimp, squid and various types of shellfish. Most of the sea delicacies are cooked over an open fire. An extremely popular local dish is kachukko fish soup, which is usually served with crispy croutons. A lot of original dishes are prepared from red mullet - in the taverns, you can try the traditional â€śTriglie alla livorneseâ€ť. This is the name of red mullet stewed in tomato sauce with parsley and garlic.