• Indulging in the World's Best Gelato: Ice cream was invented (probably) in Florence in the 16th century, and today it's impossible to resist the addictive, luscious gelato flavors on offer throughout the region. The pistachio (pistacchio) and hazelnut (nocciola) taste like they've been made with nuts plucked straight from the tree, and the zesty fruit flavors explode on the tongue.
  • Sampling the Porchetta Sandwich: Take a suckling pig, debone, roll, spit, and roast over a wood fire, with a generous stuffing of garlic, rosemary and fennel. Then carve and serve on a crusty roll for 4€. Can it get any better than this? Available at most weekly markets.
  • Enjoying Aperitivo, Tuscan-Style: These days aperitivo means more than just a pre-dinner drink -- bars in Siena, Pisa, and Florence offer rich buffets of finger food, pasta, salads, cured meats, and pizzette, for free, with a drink (usually between 6 and 8pm).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.