Pistoia is the perfect city to taste authentic Tuscan cuisine: from schiacciata to Tuscan bread, ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, fried mixed meats, peposo meat stew and Tuscan crostini, this area has it all. You can also try specialties linked to the area's history, such as Carcerato and maccheroni pasta with duck sauce. But in Pistoia, it's not only the traditional flavors that will enchant you, but the area's creative cuisine.
Up in the mountains, the air is fresher and the food tastes stronger and sweeter. Traveling through the towns of Abetone, Cutigliano, Piteglio, Pistoia, San Marcello Pistoiese, Sambuca Pistoiese, Marliana, Pescia and Montale, you'll find three iconic food products not to be missed: Sorana beans, Pecorino cheese and all foods made with local chestnuts.