Toscana (Tuscany)

Toscana (Tuscany)

Under the Tuscan Sun may have sparked your interest in running away to Italy and opening a Chianti vineyard but Toscana’s rolling hills cradle much more than just wine and romance. At one point in time it was literally the centre of the universe. Travellers, merchants and nobility came from all corners to experience the cultural mecca of Tuscany.

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Trippa Fiorentina

Not for the faint of heart. This Tuscan delicacy of cow stomach in a tomato stew quickly grows on you. And goes great with the unsalted bread of the region.

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Bistecca Fiorentina

Basically the biggest T-Bone steak you’ve ever eaten. Grilled to perfection.

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Schiacciata toscana

Literally translated to squished from Italian. Makes an incredible panino.

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Stay in Toscana (Tuscany)

One Day

Stay in Firenze. The region’s capital has way too much to offer to be ignored. Remember this entire city is a UNESCO heritage site so go explore! For museum lovers and architecture enthusiasts : The Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, Il Duomo. Shopper? Head to Ponte Vecchio and Via Tornabuoni.

Three Days

Time to step out of the city and see more of the country. Want more UNESCO heritage sites? Literally every other larger city is one or contains them. Lean yourself on the tower of Pisa, explore the churches of Grosseto, take in a breathtaking view from the towers of San Gimignano, catch an inner city horse race in Siena. The options are limitless.

One Week

After fully appreciating the renaissance cities of Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano it’s time to do some well deserved wine tasting. Chianti is definitely where it’s at. Wineries dot the hillsides once you leave the cities and enter the countryside. Renting a car will allow you to also get to those small unknown towns. Like Vinci, that small town where Da Vinci grew up.