The Central Mercato in Livorno was amazingly not damaged by WWII bombing.
This 18th-century, art nouveau-style building is an easy walk from the Piazza Cavour in the center of Livorno.
About 1/3 of the market is devoted to fish. Some varieties I did not recognize and the very small fish (below) about 1 inch long, had prominent eyes that were disturbing……
|Bring your own bottle and fill it with wine|
|I am always surprised how expensive eggs are in Italy. This is for 6 eggs. and they are NOT refrigerated here or in the supermarket|
|All types of grains and beans. Most I have never tried|
|Entire stalls devoted to pet products|
|Many cheese stalls selling all varieties|
|This shop had cleaning and personal care items and the lovely woman found me a single bar of soap!|
Outside the market is a large clothing market and a few streets beyond is the fruit market.
This is the location of the ONLY internet store I found that I could download all my emails. McDonalds offers wifi but it did not work the day I was there
Traveler note: there is a public bathroom in the lower right hand corner of the building