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Cuisine of Tuscany for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa From a gastronomic point of view Tuscany is one of the most mysterious and attractive areas of Italy, because this is where locals have preserved centuries-old culinary traditions. The main aspect of local cooking is preserving the essence of the product and its unique flavor; that’s why local chefs are very reluctant to spices and seasonings.
Tuscany is one of the most attractive regions of Italy from a tourist point of view, as there are about 7,000 accommodation places on its territory. Historic hotels are widespread in the … Open
Those who want to taste typical national food are recommended to go to one of the picturesque Tuscan markets. Apart from numerous stalls, local restaurants in the open air open there in evenings. They have a number of grids for grilling and barbecue; there skilled chefs cook the most popular local treats.
This is usually a wide variety of seafood supplied by fishermen, seasonal vegetables and meat. Fish and seafood is cleaned and grilled without adding any spices; this food may seem flavourless to many fans of savory food, while locals find it great. It’s worth noting that the look of dishes doesn’t have great importance for locals; the authentic taste of the product ‘in purezza’ is more important to them. Copyright
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However, local chefs still use some types of spices. Garlic, sage and rosemary are the most common; however, they never overwhelm the dish, but give it a subtle shade of a third-party flavor. Seafood fans would like the Tuscan cuisine, but gourmets still have an opportunity to enjoy delicious meats.
The most famous meat dish is bistecca fiorentina; the process of cooking is an extremely lengthy and painstaking ritual. The treat is prepared of beef, but only special meat is taken to cook authentic bistecca fiorentina. Animals are reared in special conditions and carefully looked after till they reach a certain age. The best cuts of meat are roasted over an open fire without adding any spices; the only addition to this flawless dish is good olive oil. The simple and tasty peasant cuisine of Tuscany is sure to win discerning gourmets and allow them to look at the technology of cooking from another point of view.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Tuscany and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Tuscany
♥   Restaurant 'Casa Masi' SAN BENEDETTO. Type - Regional cuisine. 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Artevino' MONTESPERTOLI. Type - Regional cuisine. 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cum Quibus' San Gimignano. Type - Creative. 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Dorandò' SAN GIMIGNANO. Type - Regional cuisine. 12.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Paese dei Campanelli' PETROGNANO. Type - Tuscan. 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Da Pode' SAN GIMIGNANO. Type - Tuscan. 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria La Gramola' TAVARNELLE VAL DI PESA. Type - Regional cuisine. 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Papaveri e Papere' San Miniato. Type - Regional cuisine. 15.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Pepenero' San Miniato. Type - Regional cuisine. 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Torre' TAVARNELLE VAL DI PESA. Type - Creative. 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Tuscany

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
At the period of the Early Middle Ages in Florence lived about 90 000 people. That’s why the cathedral looks like a large roofed square. Its length is 153 meters and width 90 meters. The height with the cross is 114 meters. The cathedral’s façade is decorated with a great number of wonderful statues. The graining of marble walls with the sculptures make the church look magnificent. The church’s interior is rich with stain-glassed artworks of the 15th century. Also, there were saved wonderful frescos of the 16th century with the depiction of the Day of Judgement. The main peculiarity of the cathedral is the Paolo Uccello’s clock. They were made in 1443 and work until now. … Read further

Basilica di Santa Croce

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
During the excursions around the Basilica di Santa Croce you can see shrines of famous 19th-century Italian poet Ugo Foscolo, the composer Gioachino Rossini, philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli and other notable people of culture and art. All in all, the church has 300 shrines and each is decorated with an informational nameplate and sculptural composition. In 1966 the Basilica was drastically destroyed from the flooding and some old artefacts were damaged. The most mysterious artefact of the church is the Taddeo Gaddi fresco’s “The Last Supper”. It was made in 1333 and is decorating one of the frater’s wall. This fresco is coved by a number of legends and unbelievable fictions. … Read further

Uffizi Gallery

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
About 50 halls are used for priceless art pieces. All museum pictures are exhibited in a strong chronology. In the museum apart from pictures, you can see wonderful ancient sculptures and an interesting collection of archaeological finds. When you will finish with the gallery, go to the inner yard. There you can feel the architectural greatness of one of the most famous world museums. … Read further
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