Tuscany

  • Are you planning a journey in Pisa, the city of the Leaning Tower? Don’t miss a visit at the grocery shop La bottega del Parco in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele for one of the best pecorino toscano cheese. During the springtime you will find the fresh peas and broad beans at the market in Piazza delle Vettovaglie, close to Borgo Stretto.

 

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  • If you are arranging a journey in Toscana don’t miss a stop in Lucca, a beautiful city rich in history and culture, famous in the world for its perfectly preserved medieval walls, even just to taste the tordelli di Lucca! You can try them in almost any restaurant: the ones done by Mecenate or La Cecca Restaurant are really good. If you want to make the tordelli by yourself our recipe is here.

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  • In Livorno  and in Viareggio don’t miss to taste the Cacciucco, This poor but delicious and tasty dish, is made with a wide variety of Mediterranean fish such as shellfish, scorpionfish, small clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari. cuttlefish, octopus, bream, mullet. According to tradition, to prepare a good Cacciucco you should have at least five different types of fish, one for each letter c in cacciucco world.
    The best restaurants where you can taste this dish are Trattoria 11 – Livorno  and Ristorante Conti Montenero – Livorno.