There are a number of traditional vacation packages that people fall in love with when they are looking into a more guided way of exploring the rolling countryside of Tuscany, Italy’s most famous region. For the more athletic, the option to spend a Tuscany holiday bicycling through vineyards is incredibly appealing, and an option that is very well received. For others who are more interested in the actual ins and outs of wine production, any kind of package tour that involves checking out various vineyards and talking to sommeliers is definitely at the forefront, meaning that people are particularly excited about the chance to get right in there and spend their Tuscany holiday learning about wine. But for those who love food, particularly good food, there are even better options that are far more enjoyable for foodies who have been dreaming of Tuscany.
Normal travelers might not associate Tuscany holidays with the chance to enjoy all sorts of different regional pastas, but normal travelers would be missing out if they decided to embark on a more food-oriented vacation and did not realize how many delicacies lurk around the corner of every Tuscan town. For those who have opted to rent a Tuscan villa instead of staying in a hotel, there is even more opportunity to explore and actually get out there and check things out, meaning that it suddenly becomes feasible to actually be able to find a small vineyard where it is possible to arrange for a meal and tasting that might be better than anything that will be served up in a more bustling Tuscan city. And with travelers able to choose to rent a Villa in Chianti or a Villa in Tuscany, there is another element to the enjoyment of food: the chance to prepare it oneself.
Sure, plenty of people who are off to Tuscany are interested only in eating in restaurants with others, restaurants where people have prepared local delicacies and where things will be served up with aplomb. But real foodies are interested in a different element of Tuscany holidays: the chance to hit the local market. And that can really make all the difference in the world, because it’s a truly invigorating experience to be able to shop where the locals do. It means being able to try out one’s language skills, to be able to get ingredients that simply do not exist back in one’s home country, and then to be able to go home to a Tuscan villa and use a fabulous kitchen to whip up an unforgettable meal.
So anyone who is considering a Tuscany villas for rent and a tour of all of the finest restaurants in the region should remember that in addition to these usual touches of eating one’s way around Tuscany, it’s also worthwhile to remember to try to prepare a little bit of food back in the kitchen, too. After all, there will never be ingredients fresher than those provided in Tuscany’s local markets, so it’s definitely something to remember.