Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and one of the most visited cities of art. Monuments, museums and masterpieces of various kinds are the reason why this city is famous in the world. Besides all that Florence is also known and appreciated for great food and excellent wines. Exclusive Food and wine are offered to those who visit this city.
People who come from all over the world to admire the many attractions in Florence can enjoy the excellent Tuscan dishes in the many restaurants and taverns in the old town.
after a day of touring in the midst of many artistic beauty The places to eat and drink the best wines in Tuscany are found in every street and square of Florence. It is not easy to choose, everywhere you can find excellent restaurants.
The Tuscan food to taste is the classic pasta with meat ragout or the most elaborated lasagna or cannelloni stuffed with vegetables or meat. With respect of the main courses you have to taste the famous Florentine steak with roast potatoes or fries, a dish always much appreciated by Italians.
As for the wines we have to consider that the hills around Florence produce one of the best quality wine in the world, the Chianti area just outside the city is the most famous area for the production and is considered one of the foremost brands of wine of all.
To taste these wines as well as in restaurants you can go to the many vinaini scattered in the historic center of Florence. In these places, besides enjoying the different qualities of wines you can also enjoy quick meals with cold meats and cheeses accompanied by Tuscan bread or the typical crushed salt.
Another kind of dishes that are very popular and in demand by tourists and Italians are the desserts, the production of sweets in Florence is not limited to the Tuscan tradition involving less elaborate and more rustic sweets, such as Prato biscuits and “schiacciata con l’uva”, bread with fresh grapes.
Due to popular demand also increased by the many tourists in Florence, they produce many varieties of cakes with recipes that have a tradition of not only Italian tiramisu, as well as the European meringue and the profiteroles.
Another food having great success by both Florentines and tourists is the ice cream. There are many ice cream shops located throughout the city. There are many flavors of ice cream products, from fruit flavored you to the more elaborate with cream, chocolate and creams of various kinds.
Ice cream is a food that is celebrated with events and festivals and are always attended by professional people, who compete by inventing ever new flavors of ice cream to the delight of ice cream lovers.