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Livorno is the second largest city of Toscana and is very famous among tourists and residents of Italy as a major seaport. Livorno was damaged during the Second World War, as well as the town of Viareggio, and later both were re-built in the style of marine romance. The view of these places are pleasant to captains of sealiners as well as to random tourists.

Livorno is widely known for its fine cuisine. Here you can enjoy the wonderful Tuscan cuisine that combines a special flavor and tradition of the locals citizens - most of dishes are cooked with seafood that are prepared here in different ways. Despite of the culinary delights you will be  pleased to find prices at local restaurants not very high. We advice you to try in the local restaurants the typical dish of cachucho (kind of fish) served with garlic bread which gives a special sharpness and savory.

In each place wonderful food and delicious wines  are offered: traditional pasta, carpaccio, seafood, and rare taste of  bread that will not leave anyone indifferent.  There is a wide selection of wines that have been very skillfully chosen by sommelier by tasting the different types of dishes . Some restaurants  have special wine storage. Locals have a special attitude to this process.

There are also in Livorno places where you can eat and taste quickly unexpensive meal at the same time, these places are called osteria.

Livorno has a central market with a very beautiful name in Italian - Mercato Centrale. Each gourmet  make tourists lose in the variety of food that is selling in this market. Every day from morning to afternoon  you can observe the real picture of abundance - delicious kinds of seafood, many of which you may find for the first time, as well as fresh products, fruits, vegetables, traditional pasta, and of course olive oil, which is very quickly sold out.

One of the symbols of Livorno is an old fortress built in ancient times. The fortress has survived up to the present day, but not in its original form, it was reconstructed in the XVI century by Florentine Antonio da Sangallo, since it was intact. However, visiting the castle, you can feel the spirit of the history of ancient times, thanks to the ruins of the round towers in 1103 and 1241 and, of course, amazing Pisa Area - the citadel, which was built by Puccio di Landicchio and Francesco di Giovanni.

Despite  of the fact that the last renovation of the fortress is relatively new, it already exists for five centuries. Since then, it was surrounded by a beautiful quarter, called "The New Venice",  a  very important place for all captains. Here you can see many channels, surrounded by houses, buit with the well-known livornian architecture, these views are a symbol of the city and that is why  they are often posted on postcards.

Another important honor of the city - is the Cathedral of St. Francis of the XVI century, it was built under the direction of  Alessandro Pieroni.  A  special attention is dedicated to the church of St. Ferdinand, designed by Giovanni Battista Fozhini,  particularly remarkable for their beauty and style. And, of course,it  is worth visiting visit the monument "Four Moors", near which is situated a statue of Ferdinando I de 'Medici and four bronze figures of pirates fastened by chain.

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