Top things to do in Livorno

Top Choice Christian Site in Livorno

Santuario della Madonna di Montenero

The story goes like this: in 1345, the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd, who led her to black mountain (monte nero), a haven of brigands. Needless to say, the brigands immediately saw the error of their ways and b…
Top Choice Tuscan in Livorno

Alle Vettovaglie

Owned by three sommeliers, this wine bar in the historic Mercato Centrale has a menu that changes according to what produce is fresh and plentiful on the day – it's just as likely to feature triglie alla Livornese (…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Livorno

Antica Torteria Al Mercato da Gagarin

There is no finer blast to old-world Livorno than this retro snack bar, little changed since its 1959 opening. Push through the plastic fly net veiling the unmarked door and order the house speciality: a sensational…
Top Choice Tuscan in Livorno

Scom Posto

Everything about this water-edge bistro is sassy, fresh and on-trend. Plump for a place around one huge long shared table outside or enjoy the romance of a candlelit, vaulted red-brick interior. Furnishings are craf…
Top Choice Osteria in Livorno

La Barrocciaia

Locals speak of La Barrocciaia with great fondness – partly because of a homely interior that’s alive with banter, but also because of its simple but flavour-packed food. Stews fluctuate between wild boar and cacciu…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Livorno

Fortezza Vecchia

Close to the waterfront, the 'Old Fort' was constructed to a design by Antonio de Sangallo the Elder in the 16th century, but incorporates an 11th-century watchtower from a previous fortress that occupied the site. …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Livorno

Pesce Fresco

Livorno-born Stefano Pilato (b. 1965) is the creative talent behind the sculptures and collages crafted from recycled tools, scrap metal, old hooks and all sorts at his backstreet artist's studio. The funky fish, se…
Top Choice Bar in Livorno

Le Botteghe & Makutu Tiki Bar

Live music, craft beer, creative bar cuisine and fabulous cocktails lure a local party set to this red-brick cellar bar, right by a canal in Piccolo Venezia. Sultry hot summer nights are particularly fun when the dr…
Top Choice Tuscan in Livorno

Cantina Nardi

They've been in business since 1965, so the friendly Nardis know how to keep their customers happy. As much an enoteca as Slow Food–hailed eatery, Cantina Nardi has a 400-bottle wine list (an amazing 100 wines are o…
Gelato in Livorno

Gelateria Populare 2

Join locals at this local institution for a sweet sugar hit after enjoying a late-afternoon passeggiata (stroll) on the Terrazza Mascagni. Made fresh each day, the gelato here is undoubtedly the best in town. Favour…