All along the Etruscan Coast, the many places to savour good food, wine, and excellent oil prove just how rich the Tuscan and Mediterranean terrain really is. Wines from the Etruscan Coast, such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia to name the most famous, are renowned throughout the world. Three high-quality DOC wines, Bolgheri, Val di Cornia and Masseto are produced along the prestigious Wine Route.
The Etruscan Coast is also a true goldmine of olive oil, cheeses, vegetables, traditional sweets, and organic products. Livorno, its coast and hinterland provide culinary delights that include seafood and fish and equally delicious dishes of game, wild boar and high quality meat.
Specialties which characterise Livorno’s gastronomy are cacciucco, a famous and delicious fish and seafood soup, red mullet “alla Livornese” and black rice with squid ink. Equally noteworthy are “torta” or “cecina”, a kind of crispy chickpea pancake, and to round off a hearty meal, the legendary “ponce alla livornese” made with coffee and rum.