Traditional cuisine, genuine food specialties and extremely good wines belong to the culture and history ofSiena and its territory, and are appreciated now as it was in the past. Simple recipes, good and fresh ingredients are the secrets of our culinary excellence.
The rolling hills of Tuscany and its climate are just perfect for viticulture, so that some of the best wines in the world come exactly from this area.
Within the province of Siena we have 5 of the 7 DOCG wines of all Tuscany (top quality wines with controlled and guaranteed origin): the celebrated Brunello di Montalcino, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, mentioned by Dante in his Divina Commedia, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the Chianti and the Chianti Classico.
Each winery produces also extra virgin olive oil, very healthy and good especially if consumed row on salads and toasted bread (the world famous bruschetta).
Siena's specialties are sweet ricciarelli and panforte, whose recipes go back to the Middle Ages, when you could find them in the local pharmacies!
Something not to be missed is the pecorino, the sheep's milk cheese typical of Pienza, delicious with some chestnut honey on, have you ever tried it?
Before, during or after any of the tours I offer you the opportunity to do a tasting of the best local products of Siena and Tuscany, real masterpieces of local flavours. Enjoy it!