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.
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Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence
Discover the delights of Pisa on an afternoon tour from Florence, led by a friendly local guide. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, explore Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli) and pose for photos by the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa.from 43,84 US Dollar
Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket
See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, explore the city on a walking tour visiting the Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli). Learn about the history and architecture of monuments like the Church of San Sisto, and then gaze in awe at incredible views from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.from 70,37 US Dollar
Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence
Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. Explore the picturesque fishing villages of the UNESCO-listed area by coach, boat and train with a guide, and fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of each town. From Riomaggiore’s cobbled streets to Monterosso’s stunning beaches, the Cinque Terre is a scenic treasure and this tour offers a picture-perfect snapshot of old-world Italy.from 96,35 US Dollar
Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour
See the original statue of ‘David,’ Michelangelo’s iconic Florentine masterpiece, inside the Accademia Gallery on a 1-hour and 15 minutes tour! Skip the line with a priority-entrance ticket, and head inside to learn about some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in the world. See Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Prigioni’ and ‘San Matteo’ sculptures, gaze in wonder at ‘David’ and discover intriguing works by artists like Botticelli, Lippi and more.from 41,14 US Dollar