From Piazza XX Settembre to the Port of Livorno
5 August 2009 Livorno's American Market - Il Mercatino Americano - has just reopened in a brand new location inside the port, after nearly sixty years in Piazza XX Settembre. The market became popular after the opening of the US army base Camp Darby in nearby Tombolo (on the way to Pisa) and in the 70s was well-known throughout Italy as the place for army surplus gear and American jeans and food products.
Recently, many of the stalls in Piazza Venti had closed down and the market had gone into decline. So this new breath of life has probably come just in time.