Tuscany region of Italy is the perfect destination for food and wine lovers

Oct 23, 2013 1129

It's no secret that Italians take their food and wine seriously. But in Tuscany, the passion runs much deeper than just producing perfect samples of gelato, risotto and Chianti.
The region in central Italy boasts a whole resort built around an olive oil theme, an entire town devoted to knife production, and a natural spring that the Medici family once drank from that's now the source of a premium bottled water.

While Florence is a highlight of any Tuscan trip, build time around touring the culturally rich capital city for day trips and overnight excursions. A good start is the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort. Just 22 miles northeast of the city of Florence, it's super-relaxing and a great base for taking off to other area attractions like the wineries of the Chianti Rufina area, 4 miles from the hotel.

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