Tuscany’s landscape says it all: medieval hilltop towns overlooking rolling countryside covered with grapevines and olive trees. The mountains, forests, cypress trees, wildflowers, and winding roads create the perfect backdrop for discovering one of the world’s most revered destinations for culinary tradition, craftsmanship, fine art, historical preservation, and winemaking.
We’ll visit Tuscany in autumn, when the olives and grapes are being picked and pressed to perfection. The locals are foraging for mushrooms, harvesting chestnuts, and swirling Chianti Classico in their glasses. It’s the perfect time of year to savor some of Italy’s – that is to say the world’s – best wines and ingredient driven dishes such as bistecca alla fiorentina (chargrilled T-bone steak) and pici con ragù di cinghiale (hand-rolled pasta with wild-boar sauce).
Join Onward Travel for a week of culinary and cultural discovery in Tuscany. We’ve planned a weeklong tour with a slow food, experience driven, behind-the-scenes theme. Taste olive oil and local seasonal delicacies such as truffles and chestnuts, visit medieval towns and gothic Siena, luxuriate in a villa situated in the heart of Chianti wine country, stroll cobblestone streets with expert local guides, expand your culinary repertoire with a hands-on cooking class, dine at some great local restaurants, and laugh into the night with new friends.