Italy is well known around the world for its gastronomy. It reflects their ancient culture and history. Aromas and flavours coexist in all different dishes elaborated with local products such as cheese, olive oil, pasta or white truffles. Tuscan gastronomy is healthy and simple. They focus on the excellent quality of the products used and not on the elaboration process. Handmade pasta and pizza are some of the most common dishes when referring to Tuscan cuisine but we can also find delicious fish dishes that are elaborated all around the coast.
We can not talk about Tuscan cuisine without mentioning their traditional desserts. Panforte Siena, elaborated with bread and almonds, or even the delicious “gelatos” can easily be found all around Tuscany.
Desserts are usually served with a glass of sweet wine .Wine has been part of the Tuscan civilization for over 3,000 years. Its production started with the Etruscans, who settled in Tuscan hills during the IX century. This civilization considered the wine a mystical product. Its importance still persists nowadays and the production has increased importantly. Their lands have made possible the production of some of the best red wines in the world. The classic Chianti is a good example: a wine of high quality recognized all around the world.
These are some restaurants around Tuscany where you will be able to taste their delicious traditional dishes and Tuscan vintage wines.