Tuscany has a reputation for taking food to the next level and with this criteria they have designated easy to follow itineraries called the Strade del Vino, dell’olio & dei sapori. These suggested itineraries offer not just a road map but it is also filled with producers who strive to maintain quality products for those who are enthusiastic about an authentic experience.
The hills, valleys, small towns and large cities in Tuscany are the caretakers of local traditions and recipes which exalt the natural goodness of its land. When a visitor to the region decides to follow one of these trails, then they chose to wind and curve through a landscape which intertwines wine, olive oil and distinct flavors with its folklore, warm hospitality and culture.
The region of Tuscany requires that the creation of the “roads of wine, oil and flavors” follow strict regulations to guarantee that the integrity of the products and safeguard the reputation from imitations and inferior quality. Each different itinerary was established to give a "voice" to those who firmly believe that these products represent more than just an economic resource, but rather a way of life to be protected and shared with guests searching for the culture of good wine and food.
Reaching beyond the famous Tuscan wines of Chianti, Montepulciano and Val d’Orcia, the “strade” or roads, include extra virgin olive oils, honey, saffron, chestnuts and even treasured and secret recipes for sweets, cheeses, pastas and main courses. With over twenty different designated roads, it is possible to cover all of Tuscany finding excellence for tastings and the purchase of products.