Tuscany is a destination not to be missed because it hosts the most famous museums of the world, is home to the Renaissance and mother of modern culture. But as you know, Tuscany is also a great place for those who enjoy the pleasures of cuisine. In February I visited Tuscany for a girls-only weekend. My base was an agritourism in Montaione, between San Gimignano and Volterra, in the heart of Tuscany. On Friday and Saturday my friends and I visited the small but charming Montaione, Volterra (in which I tried to recognize some of the Twilight Saga scenes, but I couldn't - just because as I was then told it was filmed in Montepulciano!!!) and San Gimignano known as the medieval Manhattan, due to its towers. Then we spent the Sunday in Siena, so perfect in its simplicity. In this post I'd like to share some suggestions that might help you to find tasty, healthy and natural food in Tuscany. Pici's recipe to do them by myself.
Siena's CiacciniCiaccini is a pasta served with salt as a starter or antipasto. Ciaccini are crust topped and are prepared with a few ingredients. The recipe is very easy and they are extremely good with cheese or cold cuts. I spent almost three unforgettable days throughout Tuscany's hills and there are a lot of other dishes I tasted that I’d like to talk about, such as chicken with mushroom sauce or chicken liver crostini, lamb cutlets and steak slices with arugula and grana shavings in Italian tagliata. Tuscany's cuisine is so good and varies that an entire life wouldn't be enough to taste the many preparations you can find there. I have a dream: to come back to Tuscany soon and eat some more heavenly delicacies!
Federica Piersimoni wrote this guest post about her experience in Tuscany. She is a travel blogger and a social media expert in Italy and I can't wait to meet her when she will come back to Tuscany! Grazie, Federica!