1st May is Labour Day in Italy, known locally as the Festa dei Lavoratori. It is an annual public holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
This annual Sagra celebrates the broad bean, or baccello, grown locally and readily available at this time of year. The Sagra takes place in the Livorno district of Salviano, and is a good opportunity to browse around market stalls, buy fresh local vegetables, and have a good value meal at the Sagra restaurant.
Broad beans are traditionally eaten raw, accompanied by a mild fresh cheese known as Baccellone.
For the exact dates of the Sagra, see the What's On calendar