Siena Traditional Cuisine
If you want to seduce someone by teasing his/her taste buds, Siena is the right place! Spending your holidays in Tuscany means staying in a land famous for its great wines
and its excellent cuisine
. It is certainly not by chance that Pellegrino Artusi wrote his celebrated Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well
in Florence and that the books contains the recipes of many traditional Tuscan dishes
So, if you have rented a villa or an apartment in Siena for one or more weeks, this is the right occasion to try the Tuscan cuisine. You just need to look for the nearest grocery to your picturesque apartment in Siena and buy a basket of wild boar or cinta senese sliced meats
and some waffle to eat with them, or enter a bakery and buy some cavallucci (chewy anise biscuits), panforte
(the traditional Sienese Christmas cake made with honey, nuts, chocolate, spices, and dried fruit), ricciarelli
(soft almond cookies), mandorlato (an almond cake) or panpepato (the darker version of panforte).
You can also ask the people living next to your villa in Siena for a restaurant where to taste bruschette
with cabbage (grilled bread with olive oil, garlic and salt soaked in the water used to boil the cabbage), pappa al pomodoro
(bread and tomato soup), pappardelle
with wild game or chianina sauce.
And then there is the Florentine-style steak
, certainly the star of the Tuscan cuisine, which you could even try to cook by yourself in the garden of your holiday house in Siena, if you rent a villa equipped with barbecue.
Indeed a holiday in Tuscany is also a travel into taste
Wanting for wines? Read the next chapter of this brief travel guide to Siena.
Our most requested villas:
Villa with pool near Montepulciano (Siena), in Valdichiana. Sleeps 6, garden, air conditioning, hydromassage, Internet connection, outdoor toys for children. Spas, golf club, tennis club and riding stable within a few kilometres.
*Valid in some periods
Villa for vacation rental in Radda in Chianti, between Florence and Siena, in the Tuscan countryside. Accommodation for 12/13 people, garden, swimming pool, panoramic view, Internet connection.
*Valid in some periods
Villa sleeping 4+2 between Florence and Siena, in the Chianti region, in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Swimming pool, air conditioning, Internet connection, table-football table, table-tennis table. Riding stable and tennis club within a few kilometres.
Luxury villa near San Gimignano, Siena and Florence. Panoramic position on the Chianti hills. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the garden, nice and elegant furniture. Air conditioning, Internet WI-FI connection. 8 beds.