Explore Tuscany and beyond with an insider for a journey through the most authentic tastes and experiences.
Growing up in a diplomatic family, Emiko Davies lived everywhere from China to the U.S. However, the award-winning Australian-Japanese food writer, photographer, and cookbook author has made a home base in Tuscany since 2005, where she lives with her sommelier husband and two daughters in a hilltop home built in 1800 that overlooks the town of San Miniato and its surrounding valley.
I always love to visit a local market when I’m traveling. Looking at the food and traditions in and around it is a great way to understand the region, and eating near one is always a great idea since they’re likely working with great produce. My favourite is Sant’Ambrogio, on the east side of the city near Santa Croce. Here you really get to experience a real neighbourhood of Florence, not the touristy one.
Macelleria Falaschi IS a slow food, a family-run butcher shop with a restaurant out the back with arguably the best views in town.
Three young sisters running the first flower farm in Tuscany specialized in the cultivation of seasonal flowers and sustainable floral design on their panoramic property, which includes woods and a vegetable garden too.
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