Lovers of the finest food, drink, art and architecture should definitely consider a food tour in Tuscany for their next holiday. While visiting one of the sources of modern western civilization, tour participants can partake in cooking classes run by experienced local chefs, enjoy private tours of vineyards and wineries, and visit numerous cultural and architectural sights guided by an expert in all things Italian, more particularly, Tuscan.
Exclusive tours of stunning ancient sites that have not changed in centuries are an integral just part of ant Tuscan journey. You can also learn about Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, two exquisite wines that have been produced in the region for hundreds of years. Such tours also give visitors the chance to hear insider explanations on how Tuscan cuisine, art and architecture have influenced the world over the ages, as well as to enjoy the rolling countryside under the warm Tuscan sun.
In terms of fine cuisine, Tuscany is hard to beat and visitors can savour the full gamut of Mediterranean delights on a food tour, then learn how to make them too. Discover the secret of preparing the perfect gnocchi, subtle tartufo salsa on a panino, and healthy white bean recipes that originated in times past. Enjoy meals at everyday trattorias and also in the finest of restaurants in Siena, learning about wines from the vintners themselves.
In addition to the fabulous food and wine in Tuscany, fashionistas can uncover why Gianne Versace moved to the region to spice up his Florentine Flowers line of clothing, music lovers can hear their footsteps echo through the castles and piazzas that inspired Puccini to create the most famous operas of all time. In fact, so many aspects of modern European culture were initiated and refined in this part of the world, that each day will bring a literal and historical feast.
Whether food and culture tourists want to immerse themselves in the region for a few days or several weeks, professional companies like Culture Bites have a variety of itineraries to choose from. They also customize trips to suit individual wishes, and offer access to informed local guides that can answer questions on a range of topics as well as making sure every aspect of the tour matches expectations.
That’s why food tours have become one of the hottest travel and learning experiences available, not just in Tuscany, but around the world.