Wining, Dining & Partying

A Gourmet Tour of Livorno

Start the Day with an Italian CoffeeStart the Day with an Italian CoffeeEat Your Way around Livorno!

If you are a lover of Italian food, or just food in general, you can easily spend a day or a weekend in Livorno making your way around a selection of the many cafés, bars, restaurants and market stalls sampling some of the local gourmet specialities.  After all, Italian life rotates around food, so you cannot leave without trying at least a few of the great things to eat and drink.

Ice Cream is a Must

Just some of the Ice Cream flavours on offer at Gelateria Fior di Latte in Via RomaJust some of the Ice Cream flavours on offer at Gelateria Fior di Latte in Via RomaIf there's one thing you have to do when you're in Livorno, it's have an ice cream! At least one. I don't think Italian ice cream - gelato - can be bettered, and there are many ice cream shops, or gelaterias, where you can put my theory to the test.

Livorno Restaurants Open for Lunch

La Bodeguita, restaurant, bar and live music venue, open at lunchtime!La Bodeguita, restaurant, bar and live music venue, open at lunchtime!Restaurants open at Lunchtime in Livorno:
These restaurants are all open for lunch (except on stated days). They offer a variety of styles, food and prices and are listed in alphabetical order.
In or near the centre of Livorno:

Livorno's Specialities: Cacciucco, Torta di Ceci and Ponce

Delicious Torta di Ceci, a Livornese specialityDelicious Torta di Ceci, a Livornese specialityNo visit to Livorno is complete without trying one of the city’s local specialities. Perhaps the most obvious of these, Livorno being a port with lots of fishing activity, is the fish stew known as “Cacciucco”. This rich dish with a tomato base contains five different kinds of fish and served in a soup dish on a thick slice of bread rubbed with garlic. These days the dish has become a symbol of Livorno. (To find out how to make your own Cacciucco, click here)

Wines from Tuscany

Bottles of Tuscan WineBottles of Tuscan WineAn Introduction to Tuscan Wine

Italian wines are some of the most famous in the world,  and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. The aim of this article is to provide a simple guide to Tuscan wines.  I would like to provide readers with an outline of the different wines available in Tuscany, the grape varieties indigenous to Tuscany, and the ‘wine roads’ (Strade del Vino) around the many Tuscan vineyards.


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