For an escape from country life (if you must), take a picturesque 40-minute coastal drive to the capital of fishing – Livorno. Stop by the Mercato centrale or Mercato delle Vettovaglie for some indoor shopping every day or the fresh produce market outside on Fridays from 8:30-1:30. It is brimming with local produce as well as not so local, so be sure to buy at the best stalls. Just next door, there’s a small street, scary and suspicious, only until the moment you get to the best place serving the one and only cacciucco (fish soup). And that, my friends, has to be done at Antico Moro (Via Enrico Bartelloni 27) You'll understand why. The soup is not the only thing they serve, but it’s a must.
Story and pictures: Signe Meirane
Camera: Sony Alpha 7s