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Livorno (Florence - Pisa), Italy Cuisine | Where to Eat

Popular Local Cuisine: Tuscan cuisine is noted for its simplicity and fresh ingredients provided from the local farms. The most typical Tuscan item (and one of my personal favorites) is the hearty soup known as ribollita, made with local vegetables, cannellini beans, and bread. Excellent meats, such as beef, pork and game are raised in the region. Smoked meats and sausage are more common in Tuscany than in other regions of Italy. Wild game meats, especially wild boar, are traditionally presented with pappardelle pasta. The local white truffles are used in risotto and other recipes. Tuscany produces some of finest olive oils in Italy and is home to the Chianti region. Bruschetta, grilled bread with olive oil and pungent mushroom or vegetable toppings, is a favorite appetizer.

Though Chianti is the most famous wine of the region it is not the only wine worth sampling. Most reds of the region are based on the noble Sangiovese grape which produces medium-bodied wines, some of which are excellent young and others which are best aged for a few years. Among the finest are Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino. The Vernaccia of San Gimignano is a crisp local white.

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Cruise lines that visit Livorno: Voyages of Discovery, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Cunard, Holland America, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Basilica of Santa Croce, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Santa Croce, Campanile (Leaning Tower), Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry, Santa Maria della Spina, Knights Square, Museum of Scientific Instruments, Lucca Cathedral, Guinigi Tower, San Michele in Foro, Piazza Amfiteatro, Sienna Cathedral, Torre del Mangia, Piazza Publico, San Gimignano, Agrotourism, Apuan Alps Park, Wetlands Park, Livorno Old Fort, Venetian District

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