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Tuscan Food – Savoring Livorno’s Seaside Specialties

Tuscan Food – Livorno Part III The Best Dishes and Restaurants in Livorno As a port city, Livorno’s dishes are heavily influenced by the sea, with techniques that are working class rather than refined.   They reflect the city’s cosmopolitan yet populist history — a mélange of Tuscan food as well as Italian and international …

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Port Livorno – A Charming Seaside City

Port Livorno – Part II Unexpected treasures in an undervalued port Ask an Italian about Livorno and the reply may include the words “port city” or “industrial area” – evoking dirty streets, smoke-billowing factories, ugly grey buildings. Read part I of our Livorno mini-series here, and part II here.  Go to Port Livorno and you will …

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Livorno – A Classy Italian City with a Clumsy English Name

Livorno Italy, Part I: Classy Italian city with a clumsy English name Livorno is a lovely Italian city with an ugly English name – Leghorn (an English-language garbling of the city’s Italian moniker). Who wants to stop and see “Leghorn”?  Almost none of the 3.5 million tourists who pass through Livorno every year while boarding …

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