Tuscan cooking is based on fresh and simple ingredients used to create hearty dishes rich in flavour. Indulge in the pure flavour of local olive oil, the base for all Tuscan dishes, by dipping in it the delicious fettunta, a grilled slice of bread with garlic, olive oil and salt. Get your appetite going with a wooden cutting board covered with cured meats like prosciutto, lard from “colonnata” and various types of sausages. Try ribollita, a tuscan vegetable and bread soup, and pappa al pomodoro, a tomato and bread soup. Tuscany is famous for its steak, which comes from a special breed of cows, the chianina. Try the bistecca alla fiorentina served rare accompanied by roasted potatoes and beans. All these, served with a loaf of unsalted bread, used to soak up the leftover juices left on your plate.
After having packed all those calories, a plate of cantucci -hard, almond flavoured cookies- served alongside a glass of Vinsanto wine for dipping is the perfect, light way to finish a Tuscan meal. And no matter what the hour, meals are always finished with a cup of espresso.
Indulge in the tastes of Tuscany with a gastronomic tour of the region aboard a Ferrari car hire from Siena, like the high=performance Ferrari FF or the limited edition Ferrari 458 Italia Oakley Design.