Markets

The Central Food Market in Livorno

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The Central Market of Livorno

Livorno's Central Market - Il Mercato Centrale or Mercato delle Vettovaglie as it is traditionally known -  is one of the highlights on any visit to the city. The huge building, one of the oldest markets in Europe, stands majestically over the main canal on the Scali Saffi and is easily reached from Piazza Cavour  and Piazza della Repubblica. It dates from the late-19th century and was designed by Angiolo Badaloni who was probably inspired by Parisian architecture of the same period.