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Livorno, Italy
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There are many ways to discover coastal Livorno’s charms—and a private walking tour of the city’s central market is certainly an engaging way to explore. Meet your guide at your local accommodation or near your port, and set off for the Mercato Centrale—one of Europe's largest markets. Stop to sample local dishes, snacks, regional wines, coffee and more.
  • A private tour makes for an engaging way to discover
  • Learn all about Livorno’s history and food culture from your guide
  • Enjoy numerous samples of local dishes, snacks, and drinks
  • Pickup at your accommodation or port makes logistics simple
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Food tasting
Coffee and/or Tea
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Piazza del Municipio , Piazza del Municipio, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy

Cruise Shuttle Bus Stop ''Via Cogorano / P.zza del Municipio''

9:30 AM
Piazza Felice Cavallotti , Felice Cavallotti, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tuscany Tour Guides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Livorno Food and Market Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Livorno Food and Market Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Livorno Food and Market Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Livorno Food and Market Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Livorno Food and Market Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Livorno Food and Market Tour.

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  • "The city has a population of about 180,000 and is well worth the visit." See review
  • "Don’t pass on this opportunity, really one of the most interesting and fun tours we’ve ever taken." See review


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Awesome Experience
, Nov 2019
This tour was awesome! Saw many highlights of Livorno and not just tourist attractions! Our guide was great. She was so knowledgeable about the area being a life-long resident. She personally knew many people along the way of the tour! The food was great, the company was great as well. I recommend.
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Amazing! A must-do while visiting Livorno
, Nov 2019
Our morning in Livorno spent with Laila was amazing. Truly the highlight of the excursions while we were on our cruise.The passion and enthusiasm Laila has for her home is infectious. We sampled local specialties and learned about the colorful history of Livorno. Everything was delicious. The torte was simple but absolutely delicious. They also gave us the recipe so I'm going to try to make here at home. The local drink ponce was also amazing - and I don't even like rum! I wish we could have spent more time there and would love to go back. Thanks so much Laila! You are a treasure.
Rainy day
, Nov 2019
The Livorno market tour is now one of the highlights of our cruise. Laila was an enthusiastic, and humorous guide who brightened up an otherwise gloomy day. Everyone seemed to know her,and we had a delightful morning sampling all manner of eats and drinks. The bars,markets, and cafes were unique. Highly recommended!
Cruising with friends
, Aug 2019
We had a fantastic day on our food tour. Our guide was very knowledgable extremely friendly and funny. Listening to her interact with all of the locals was great! She is very good with making you as comfortable as you can be. Everywhere we went we enjoyed more than the last place, hard to find anything negative to say since we would do it again and again. Thank you for the wonderful experience, none of us will ever forget it. When you come to the Big Island of Hawaii look us up, you will have a place to stay! Miss you already!
Great tour of Livorno
Michael R
, Aug 2019
Laila was a wonderful enthusiastic and well known local tour guide of Livorno. She provided some history of Livorno, but the focus was on the "feel" and hospitality of the locals, through food/drink. We had a generous display of cheeses and samplings of local food/drink. Who couldn't purchase local Italian produced pasta and olive oil to bring home.
Phoebe H
, Jul 2019
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide, Laila, met us, and immediately made us feel at home-- and led the tour with only the two of us. She was extremely knowledgeable and personal. Starting wtih a cup of expresso at a local cafe we walked through the city seeing the highlights as well as surprises such as unwaterlevel/underground store and meeting rooms We continuted through the market where Laila's interactions with her friends and vendors gave us a feel for what it is like to be a part of hte community.We tasted absolutely delicious burrata, parmesan, and reggiano cheese, followed by olive oil and wine. Next was a visit to the fish market to taste marvelous fish--kinds we don't get at home. Our last stop was at a local eatery to have a sample of the famous Ponche-. (YUM!) We chatted the entire time, sharing life stories, and by the end, we felt like we had a friend. We cannot praise Laila's tour hightly enough.
Excellent excursion!
Pat K
, Jul 2019
Laila was excellent. A fun, relaxing tour of the city with tastes of local foods thrown in. A little history, a little walking and visiting made for a great tour. Laila was personable, professional and it was a delight. Great day tour ! Thank you Laila!!!!
Discover The Wonderful Side of Livorno
, Jun 2019
This walking food tour was a very pleasant surprise. We had visited Rome before and wanted to see what Livorno had to offer. Laila was our guide and was very personable, knowledgeable and kept tour interesting. Tour group was small at six and we had all questions and insight of the area answered. Did not realize what a great city Livorno is with the history, great market, and buildings. The city has a population of about 180,000 and is well worth the visit.
Fabulous and Informative
Tracy S
, Jun 2019
My husband, daughter, and I had a wonderful time with Laila. She's lively, knowledgeable, and fun. We opted for this tour as we have been to Florence and Pisa several times before having lived in Provence (France) for a year. One of the best tours we took instead of a cruise excursion. Livorno is a great place with an engaging history.
A morning with Laila
, Jun 2019
Such an interesting and interactive tour! Laila is knowledgeable and amusing — it was like taking a walk with an old friend on a beautiful day. We were introduced to several locals who provided tastings of delicious Livorno flavors and we learned about its history and life today. Experiencing this tour is a great value and highly recommended.
Great Introduction to Livorno
, May 2019
We had a great city walking and street food tasting tour with Laila. Our tour group consisted of 7 Americans from three different cruise ships docked in Livorno for the day. We met at the drop off point for the cruise terminal shuttle buses. Our tour started at a local cafe where we drank cappuccino while Laila explained the city’s history to us. Then, we walked by outdoor produce and butcher stands until we came upon a small family-run store specializing in Frate (delicate sugar donuts with a hint of lemon peel) and Scagliozzi (fried Polenta squares which tasted like Fritos Corn Chips). From there we walked alongside the city’s ancient moat to the Central Food Market where we ate several varieties of local cheeses and drink local red and white wines. We then walked to an unmarked store front where we were treated to a Torta di Ceci (Chick Pea or Garbanzo Bean pancake) served with grilled eggplant marinated in lemon and olive oil. From there we walked to Osteria La Barrocciaia for Ponce, a local espresso and rum drink and biscotti and sweet mascarpone cheese dusted with cocoa. Simply delicious! Laila shared her love for her city and Italian culture throughout the tour. It was a most enjoyable way to experience Livorno.
The ultimate non-tourist tour!
, May 2019
We spent a wonderful morning discovering hidden gems, new flavors, and local characters, under the guidance of the BEST tour guide ever! Don’t pass on this opportunity, really one of the most interesting and fun tours we’ve ever taken.
This tour was a very pleasant surprise...
Thomas D
, Oct 2018
This tour was a very pleasant surprise since we weren’t sure how interesting Livorno would be. But the fact that it is less touristy, and that Laila was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her hometown made it a great tour. We love foodie tours because you learn so much about the town and it’s history as well as it’s true local food scene. This one truly took you to the places you would never find on your own - our last stop was to an unmarked doorway with no hint of what was inside. But enter and you are met with a line of locals who have been coming for years for a unique Livorno treat. If you like getting out of the tourist traps and into long established, authentic spots run by locals, often families, do this tour.
We have just completed a tour of...
Thomas Q
, Sep 2018
We have just completed a tour of Livorno which proved to be the most pleasant of mornings. Although reviews were positive we had not expected a street food experience to be so enjoyable and interesting. Of course it was all down to our guide Laila whose personality and knowledge of her native area were major contributions. Her interaction with the local identities added greatly to the authenticity of the experience. All of the tastings and there were many without being overwhelming were unique and memorable. In the few hours that we had, our understanding of Livorno, its history and its place in Tuscany increased considerably. This tour, if it fits into your program, should not be missed.
My wife and I had a great tour with...
, Jun 2018
My wife and I had a great tour with Laila. Having docked in the Port with our cruise ship, through Viator, we pre arranged to do the street and market tour of Livorno with her. Laila met us at 9:30am at the shuttle bus drop off and took us for a easy walking tour of the city. We did the tour with another couple whom were on the same cruise. Good small group on an intimate tour. I agree with previous posts, just have a light breakfast so you can enjoy the different food on foot. We chose this tour as an alternative to visiting Florence or Tuscany which we had seen before. Laila was amazing and taught us alot about the history of Livorno. We started our tour with a really good coffee and sit down, chatting about the history of the tour. The tour then proceeded to go around the city and then back into the market areas where the food tasting took place. Starting with the best fresh and fluffy lemon zest donut, to the polenta chips, bruschetta cheese salami and local wine, delicious local chickpea and eggplant dish and finishing with a coffee liquior with biscuit. Great morning on tour. We finished about lunchtime and it was a perfect intro to the city with some awesome food. Would recommend this tour to anyone whom wants to see Livorno and check out the sights, Laila was an awesome host.
My favorite guide, Laila was so nice...
Sylvia D
, Nov 2017
My favorite guide, Laila was so nice and charming ! We loved all the food tasting plus loads of info about the place ,people and the culture.
Livorno often gets overlooked by...
Chris G
, Nov 2017
Livorno often gets overlooked by cruisers in their dash to get on a bus to the usual Tuscan tourist traps. But dont let the glories of Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa blind you to the fact that Italys second most important port has a very interesting history that dates back to medieval times. Like Venice, Livorno attracted a large Jewish community in the 16th century which helped the city become a major trading centre and today it has grown to have a population of 160,000. This tour is led by local guide Laila who is deeply in love with Livorno. She offers much more than a foodie tour - she knows every nook and cranny and is happy to give personal insights into all aspects. What makes it special is that she treats you like friends. We chatted as we went around and she suggested a number of places we could visit during our short stay including Bolgheri and Volterra and even where we could park for free in Pisa. She speaks impeccable English and has an enthusiasm for life which is infectious. Laila seems to know just about everyone she meets along the way and makes you feel like a local as you browse all the fascinating stalls in the open-air fruit and veg markets and the indoor meat and fish stalls. Dont have much for breakfast because you will be sampling loads of tempting morsels along the way relax your dieting for one day in the interests of researching local traditions! You will be plied with coffee, local wine and a sweet, spicy rum ponce to finish. The tour lasts for three hours but you will find time passes very quickly. Laila was the highlight of our stay in Livorno and opened our eyes to all it has to offer. Dont hesitate book it!
Our ship docked in Livorno. No long...
Richard M
, Sep 2017
Our ship docked in Livorno. No long bus tour to Florence and Pisa for us!! We decided to see what Livorno had to offer. We were so glad we did, if for no other reason than to have met our guide Laila. She was so full of joie de vivre! She brought so much enthusiasm and fun to our tour. We heard about the history of Livorno and its links to the Medicis. She introduced us to local vendors selling wonderful local delicacies so we were seeing a slice of real life - not just tourist sites. The market is in a beautiful 19th century building full of colourful stalls and fabulous food. Laila arranged for plenty of delicious treats throughout the entire tour including coffee, Frati donuts with a hint of lemon zest - freshly cooked, bruschetta with pecorino, sangiovese vino, locally produced soft drinks, torte chickpea pancake and the amazing taste sensation ponche a rum and coffee combo. Livorno Laila was one of the highlights of our entire holiday!! Thank you very much Laila!!
My husband and I really enjoyed this...
Natalie F
, Jul 2017
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Laila was a fun and dynamic guide and made the morning pass in a flash. It was lovely to know more about Livorno and it's interesting history and to sample the delicious food and drink. Would highly recommend!
We had a fantastic morning with...
Dawn M
, May 2017
We had a fantastic morning with Laila, Livorno is very interesting with its own culture and food inspired by its history. Fun and informative. And a great alternative to the long day trips to Florence

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