The gastronomic specialities of the Costa degli Etruschi are known all over the world for their richness and variety.
Fresh-caught fish is the main ingredient of hundreds of delicious recipes, from the famous cacciucco (fish stew), to
black rice with squid ink, dentex, gilthead, calamari, shellfish and blue fish (like mackerel) now enjoying a
revival, all cooked with flair and skill.
Inland, dishes feature meat, such as beef from prized "Chianina" cattle, and game, particularly wild boar, All
dishes are accompanied by vegetables. Local specialities include cheeses, honey, bread, cakes, chickpea
"cake" and Livorno punch.
The DOC wines of Bolgheri, Val di Cornia and Bibbona are produced along the Wine Route, as are world-renowned
wines such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Olive oil is also a product of excellence.