Taste trails: wine, olive oil and local foods
The traditional flavours of the Tuscan table
Olive oil, wine, truffles and other culinary delicacies are the excellences of Tuscan gastronomy. From the sea to the Apuan Alps, itineraries for those who want to pair culture and natural beauty with the discovery of the flavours hidden in the Tuscan territory and cuisine. Places renowned not only for their gastronomic richness but also for their locations near Tuscany's cities of art and the most beautiful historic villages of the region.
Lose yourself in the most famous wines of the world, including Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and you will discover not just a wonderful red, but a part of the soul of the Chianti. Immerse yourself in the vast vineyards of the wine producers who have never abandoned the traditional techniques that make their products so unique. Come for tastings of Tuscany's DOC wines which will delight your palate. Versilia and the Etruscan Coast are more than just splendid coast lines, but they also cultivate a passion for fish and seafood with fresh fish and creative recipes.
Decisive flavours, like cheese, salumes and homemade desserts, can be found in the Appennines. The lard cured in the marble quarries of Colonnata and the bread trails of the Garfagnanaare just a couple of examples of the numerous destinations where eating well is part of the popular tradition and remains a fundamental aspect of daily life. For those in search of more refined experiences, a stop in San Giovanni d'Asso and San Miniatois recommended. It is here that the world's most precious tuber can be found, the white truffle, a precious and elegant product of inestimable value.