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Discover Our Best Food and Wine Tours in Tuscany, Italy

Experience authentic Italy on our Tuscany cooking vacations and learn the epitome of Tuscan regional cuisine. Explore such renowned towns as Florence, Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano, and imbue yourself in the thousands of years of history from the Etruscans to the present day. Partake of fabulous food and wine, and do it all while gazing upon some of the most famed vistas and panoramas, whether of the distant cypress trees and rolling vineyards in the countryside or the majestic cathedrals and towers in the Tuscany cities. These are all yours to enjoy on our Tuscany culinary trip.

The International Kitchen’s Tuscany food & wine tours will let you form new friendships in the kitchen and around the table, while you feast on luscious pastas and soups, meats and cheeses, wonderful produce, and mouth-watering desserts. The traditional Tuscany foods you might taste include ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, crostini, cecina, and cantucci, to name a few of the region’s most famous dishes. And to top it all off, our exquisite gourmet tours in Tuscany are accompanied by an abundance of excellent local wines, which you can explore during winery visits and wine tastings on our Tuscany wine tours. The wooded hills, olive groves, vineyards, and hill towns have long been the destination of travelers; now make them your home during our Tuscany culinary vacations.

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Culinary holidays in Tuscany with The International Kitchen may include:

  • Hands-on cooking classes featuring authentic regional cuisine;
  • Fabulous meals accompanied by fine Tuscany wines;
  • Foodie visits during your Tuscany cooking trip to meet local producers of cheese, cured meats, olive oil, and more;
  • Winery visits and wine tastings;
  • Market visits to shop for local produce on our Tuscany foodie tours;
  • Cultural excursions to see local sites of interest such as medieval hilltowns, famed churches, and ancient ruins;
  • Accommodations from authentic farmhouse B&Bs to luxury private villas;
  • Transfers and transportation;
  • Personalized service by The International Kitchen’s trained and experienced staff of tour planners.
Making homemade pasta with friends during a Tuscany cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

Making homemade pasta with friends during a Tuscany cooking vacation with The International Kitchen.

FAQ About Tuscany Culinary Vacations

What food is Tuscany known for?

Tuscany is a region famous for its traditional, local cuisine. One of the most well-known traditional dishes from Tuscany is ribollita, a stew made with bread, vegetables, and beans. Another popular dish is panzanella, a salad made with tomatoes, onions, bread, and olive oil. Other traditional foods from Tuscany include coppa (a cured meat), lampredotto (a type of tripe), and finocchiona (a salami made with fennel). While each of these dishes may sound simple, they are all incredibly flavorful and represent the best of what Tuscany has to offer.

What is Tuscany pizza?

Tuscany pizza is a local favorite. The pizza is made with a thin crust and is topped with a variety of local ingredients, including tomatoes, cheese, sausage, peppers, and mushrooms. The pizza is then baked in a wood-fired oven, giving it a unique flavor that has made it popular with both locals and visitors alike.

What is the best season for wine tasting in Tuscany?

The best time to visit Tuscany for wine tasting is during the harvest season, which typically runs from September to October. During this time, many wineries open their doors to visitors, offering tours and tastings of their latest vintages. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, there's no better time to explore the wines of Tuscany than during harvest season.

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