Livorno's Central Market - Il Mercato Centrale - is one of the highlights on any visit to the city. The huge building towers over the main canal on the Scali Saffi and is easily reached from Piazza Cavour. It dates from the late-19th century and was designed by Angiolo Badaloni who was probably inspired by Parisian architecture of the same period.
The market is open every morning from Monday to Saturday (8am-1pm) and is well worth a visit.
Five entrances lead into the main food hall where 34 shops and 230 stalls sell meat, eggs, poultry, ham, cheese, bread, wine, and a whole variety of intriguing foodstuffs.
There are two adjoining smaller halls, one dedicated to fresh fish and the other to fruit and vegetables. The aroma of freshly ground coffee is often the first to reach you from one of the coffee stalls.
For all your fresh local meat needs
Address: Banco N.41, Central Market, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 12345
For daily fresh fish in Livorno's Central Market
Address: Banco N. 16, Central Market, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 884150
gluten free bakery & gourmet produce
Address: Mercato delle Vettovaglie (indoor market), Via del Cardinale 21, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 371996
informal surroundings in Livorno's market square
Address: Piazza Cavallotti 13, Livorno
Telephone: +(39) 0586 882637