In the morning, visitors can spend several hours leisurely browsing the Vettovaglie Market, also known as the Central Market or Covered Market. It is not only an architectural marvel, but also one of the largest markets in Europe. Visitors will see the impressive building, with neoclassical elements, influenced by European architectural styles of the 19th century that preferred the use of iron and glass.
Just outside of the market, guests can try the delicious cinque e cinque, five and five, a chickpea tart, also known simply as the tart of Gagarin, a typical street food dish in Livorno.
For lunch, tourists can stop at the Medici Port, slightly past the ports of Sardinia, Corsica, and Capraia, and sit on the Aragosta veranda. This is an historic place, having existed since 1914, and characteristic of Livorno, as it lays right in the heart of the city. After lunch, visitors can head towards the Terrazza Mascagni, where all of the Livornesi, including families and residents both young and old, stroll by as they admire the sea.
From there, tourists can reach the Civic Museum of Giovanni Fattori, and continue down the path by the sea, arriving at the New Venice quarter, the true historic center of Livorno. Over the summer, this is where the Effetto Venezia festival is held, with stalls, concerts, and shows.
Don’t forget to try a ponce dish at the Civili bar as a tasty way to end the day!