Food & Drink In Tuscany
One of the highlights of a holiday to Tuscany is the wonderful Tuscan food and drink. The locals favour simplicity, as they feel their ingredients and the strong flavours they use are enough to make their dishes stand out.
Don’t expect to find dishes covered in fancy sauces, the Tuscan food speaks for itself. The olive oil in this region is some of the best in the world. Tuscany is also known for the truffles it produces, which are usually sprinkled over pasta dishes. Then of course there’s the wine, which has a prestigious reputation around the world.
Stay in an authentic Tuscan villa and you can cook some of your own dishes using delicious, freshly grown local ingredients. Or if you fancy treating yourself, hire a private chef to come to your villa and rustle up a few classic Tuscan dishes.
Discover Tuscan food and drink
There are many ways in which you can enjoy Tuscan food and drink, from a Michelin star restaurant to cookery school.
Tuscany is one of the best places inthe world to go out for dinner. It’s blessed with an abundance of fantastic restaurants serving traditional Tuscan delicacies. Whether you fancy a romantic meal for two, a light bite at a bistro or a hearty meal at a local restaurant, your culinary needs will be met in Tuscany.
Restaurants in Tuscany serve food that isn’t overcomplicated with elaborate sauces, the locals rely on the quality of the fresh local ingredients and the cooking methods they use to make their dishes stand out. Try local dishes including fresh pasta served with truffles, panzanella (bread salad) and Bistecca Fiorentina (T-bone steak).
Most Tuscan restaurants are open between 12.30 - 14.30 and 19.30 - 22.30. At To Tuscany, we have created a list of restaurants our staff, guests and local people have recommended. Check out our top recommendations for local restaurants at all the destinations below.
Experience an official tuscany tour with
Florence Walking Tour with Ice-Cream or Chocolate and a Multimedia Show
Get the best introduction to Florence with your expert local tour guide, who is native in Florence. With your private tour, you'll explore the whole city center (that is part of the World Heritage by UNESCO) You'll discover the city's most important places, including squares, churches, and palaces, and learn about prominent families and great protagonists while you stroll down medieval streets, around the Duomo, and across the Ponte Vecchio. You will visit some special places out of the classic walking tours, discovering hidden corners, unexpected details, curiosities and secret places. You will also have time to stop to enjoy a great ice-cream during summer, while in winter you can enjoy a cappuccino and chocolate tasting.from 307,34 US Dollar
Florence Small-Group Walking Tour with Michelangelo's David
Walk through the highlights of Florence with a small group of a maximum 6 people accompanied by a local guide and get skip-the-line access to Michelangelo's incredible sculpture of David. The city of Florence is full of historical, significant architecture and art. This tour includes all the classic sites such as the Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Galleria dell’Accademia with the world famous David. The small group of maximum 6 people creates a friendly environment where you can interact with your knowledgeable guide.from 97,69 US Dollar
Bargello Museum Private Tour
Bargello building as a National Museum began in the mid-19th century. Today is the setting for works of sculpture, especially from large ducal collections, many examples of Gothic decorative minor arts and many important sculptures of Michelangelo and Donatello.from 49,39 US Dollar
Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Shore Excursion
Join this private shore excursion from Livorno to Pisa and Florence. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, drive along the countryside to discover these Tuscan towns. See the Leaning Tower, Duomo, and more over the course of 9-hours.from 746,41 US Dollar