Livorno is not the typical medieval Tuscan town but a bright port city with an excellent seafood cuisine. Among the buildings to be visited we can mention: The Fortezza Vecchia a grand pentagonal complex built to protect the port: one of the most important building of the Medici’s period, that with its bricks and stones dominates the port, for about half a km.
From the port we will move, for a walk, to one of the most characteristics and photographed place of the city: The Mascagni’s terrace. This viewpoint, on the seafront, has a troubled history and its actual look is the result of a great restoration that ended in the late nineties. From this terrace, the view extends to the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the balustrade, with more than 4000 columns, is like a sort of framework. The checkerboard look of the flooring, however, is obtained thanks to the 34,800 black and white tiles.
For lunch we could explore the seafood tradition of the picturesque Venice district where, between canals and architectural elements of the Medici’s period, we will taste the famous fish soup of the city, “the Cacciucco”, to be accompanied by a good red wine, as tradition tells.
In the afternoon the departure for Bolgheri is scheduled.
When arriving in Bolgheri the first unforgettable elements of this village is the avenue of cypresses, as represented by Carducci, and later you will discover that this village full of wineries, inns, craft shops and wine bars that will delight you with typical products of the Etruscan coast, to be accompanied with Bolgheri DOC wines, famous all over the world.
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