Strong architecture, evocative landscapes and soft red wines form an essential part of this region's appeal, and the cities of Firenze (Florence) have much to recommend them. The disntinctive Tuscan countryside has for centuries been a favourite haunt of travellers looking to escape the madding crowds of the cities. As glorious as its historic cities and artistic treasures may be, Tuscany's timeless landscape has long been a draw to visitors.
In the Middle Ages, towers protected the wealthiest families in times of internal and external strife; today, they mark out some of Tuscany's oldest towns, catching the traveller's eye from afar. As many of Tuscany's medieval towns were built on hilltops, a climb to the top of a tower is usually rewarded with magnificent views over the town and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Chef Express Motorway Restaurant
Torracchione Ristorante in Barberino del Mugello
Tuscan Wine (quarter litre) - the best wine I've ever had
Pan-seared pork with porccinni mushroom
Grilled Pork Ribs
Smooth and creamy, yet low in calories! Hooray!
Panini / Italian sandwich