Tuscany's milennium culinary tradition is famous world-wide for having shared the goodness of the raw materials so abundantly provided by nature. Tuscany is a small perfect world in itself. Nature has formed the well loved gentle hills, mountain ranges, valleys and the seaside; it is covered with forests & meadows, herbs & flowers, botanical flora & fauna wealth. Cold winters provide snow and frost - hot summers provide the energy of the sun. A complete circle of nature’s life cycle. People living here have been shaped by their magnificent surroundings over numerous generations; their energy and drive for perfection have created inestimable artisctic values - architecture, sculptures, paitings (art); Fashion was born in Tuscany; the Italian language was born in Tuscany; furniture has a long standing tradition here too. The hard working tuscan farmers have shaped the various landscapes in a most beneficial, invaluable fashion.
Sunny hills nurture a rich variety of grains and grapes in summer; lowlands tasty tomatoes and vegetables; mountain ranges provide ‘winter-foods’ like funghi porcini, game, nuts and legumes; the seaside offers seafood nearly all year round. Tuscany offers the chocolate-valley, icecream traditions, biscuit specialities, and the well known wines and spririts. Every ‘craft’ has perfected their skills, techniques and products over 100ds of years, so today Tuscany can proudly offer a detectable variety of food for every season and taste.