The Delicious Tastes of Tuscany
Witness timeless landscapes and immerse yourself in the splendours of historic cities. Discover charming squares, step inside majestic churches and gaze at medieval masterpieces.
Tuscany has it all and there is no better way to discover this glorious region of Italy than on a Just You escorted holiday. Join other single travellers and in the company of a Just You Tour Manager enjoy an enticing Italian escape. Here are some tasty Tuscan tips to inspire you:
Piazzas of Pisa
Perhaps home to one of the world’s most notable architectural mistakes there is more to Pisa than the famous Leaning Tower. The elite university draws a buzzing crowd to the bars and cafes that line the Romanesque streets and piazzas of the city centre. Pause in the Old Town for an espresso or rich hot chocolate and enjoy the lively atmosphere and company of your fellow single travellers.
Gelato in San Gimignano
The towers of this 'medieval Manhattan' date back as far as the 12th century but there are attractions of a refreshing kind to discover too. After a stroll be sure to stop for a delicious gelato; San Gimignano is home to some of the finest ice cream in the world and creative flavours include saffron and pink grapefruit. Ask your Just You Tour Manager for recommendations and remember you can always burn off the extra calories with a bracing climb to the top of the Torre Grossa.
Home of the thrilling Palio, history oozes from every nook and cranny of medieval Siena. On a Just You tour you’ll see all the highlights and there will also be time for you and fellow single travellers to make your own discoveries too. Via di Città is a good place to shop, especially for food and you’ll find some of Italy’s finest delicatessens on this street. For a true taste of the city try the panforte, a type of rich cake, bursting with fruit and nuts and particularly popular at Christmas. This is the perfect gift for someone special at home.
Flavours of Florence
In the company of your Just You Tour Manager you’ll discover the beauty of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. There will also be time for you and your single travelling companions to wander through the enchanting streets at leisure. For a true taste of Florence be sure to visit the bustling Central Market. The stalls here are just bursting with the finest Tuscan produce; the choice of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat and cheese is quite breathtaking. From pizza to pasta and truffles to torte, this is the perfect spot for a bite of lunch too. If you are feeling hungry why not try a bistecca fiorentina. This giant porterhouse steak comes from the highest quality Chianti beef and is traditionally served rare.
Banking and silk guaranteed Lucca’s status as one of the wealthier Tuscan cities and this is reflected in the food too. When you visit Lucca on a Just You tour be sure to try some of the local specialities. Traditionally the pasta here is made with more egg yolks giving a richer colour and flavour to the dough. Tortelli Lucchesi is stuffed with meat and topped with a delicious ragu. If you are looking for something sweeter pop into a bakery or café and ask for buccelato. This local cake is often served with whipped cream and is the perfect accompaniment to a frothy cappuccino.
With a Tour Manager on hand throughout, the specialist knowledge of Local Guides and the company of fellow single travellers why not make Tuscany your next travelling adventure?