Tuscany is one of the most important wine regions in Italy, and its wines are sought-after by wine lovers all over the world. As a popular destination for wine tourism, there is a great range of charming villas in Tuscany to rent, perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the region's rich wine culture.
Boasting a diverse range of grape varieties — including Sangiovese, Trebbiano, and Malvasia — Tuscany produced over 2,439 hectolitres of wine in 2022, securing its rank as Italy's sixth-largest wine-producing region. The region offers a diverse array of internationally recognised and indigenous wine labels, each unique in style. Their distinctive flavours and aromas are the fruit of an ideal blend of climate, soil, and tradition.
In this article, we take you through the best wineries to visit in Tuscany. We delve into the distinct characteristics of Tuscan wine and provide a taste of what to anticipate when touring these wineries.
Our selection of the finest wineries in each region is based on several factors: Google ratings, the quality of the wine, the scenic beauty of the settings, and the availability of tours and tastings. We're confident these wineries will provide an unrivalled experience for wine enthusiasts visiting Tuscany.
Tuscan cuisine is one of the wonders of this land and is the gateway to our culture. Mostly of peasant origins, the Tuscan dishes make the most of what the territory offers. Tuscan cuisine is called "povera" - poor, of humble origins - mainly because of its core ingredients, but it definitely doesn’t lack in flavours and nuances, as you will discover in this guide to traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Despite following a typical method, each recipe can vary from town to town, and even from village to village. This has to do with the way in which recipes are passed down through generations, and local pride, which is very distinctive of our region.
The cornerstones of this cuisine are aromatic herbs, fine olive oil, seasonal vegetables, meats, and unsalted bread (pane sciocco, or pane toscano), which is perfect for accompanying strong flavours like cured meats and game.
In this article, we will give you a comprehensive guide on the main categories of the Tuscan tradition: pasta dishes, meat and game, fish and seafood dishes, soups, sides, and traditional sweets. Let’s dive in!
Florence is well known for its rich history and stunning architecture, but something that can’t be missed is its outstanding cuisine, which is famous for its simple but high-quality ingredients. From award-winning restaurants to typical Trattorie, there is something for everyone. In this guide, you will find our best recommendations on three main categories: Michelin-starred, fine dining, and traditional restaurants. Keep reading, and make sure not to miss out on the best food on your next trip to Florence.
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