A Tour of Tuscany. Tastebud by Tastebud.

The Collective Escape

If you are a foodie, Tuscany should definitely be on your bucket list.

This is the land that invented pasta and smoked cold cuts. The place where gelatos (and ice creams) originated. And where food is an art that rivals the da Vincis you are eating next to.

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Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most exquisite Michelin-starred restaurants and hidden-gem hotels, from decadent urban dining experiences to secluded hard-to-get-to hideaways. Here are some The Collective’s picks to enjoy a truly unforgettable meal.

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La Bottega del Buon Caffè –

This Michelin-starred restaurant offers an innovative and inspiring ‘Farm to Plate’ experience where guests enjoy fresh-picked ingredients harvested and delivered every morning from their countryside farm and estate, Borgo Santo Pietro.

Don’t miss: Crème brûlée of foie gras.


Il Pellicano –

This small hotel in Porto Ercole is a true hidden gem, offering stunning views of the Tuscan coast. Their Michelin-starred restaurant serves up classic Italian dishes with a modern twist.

Must-order: John Dory with Gallinacci mushrooms and wild Sorrel sauce.

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Osteria Le Logge –

Located in the historic centre of Siena, this charming restaurant serves up authentic Tuscan cuisine in a cosy, rustic setting. The menu features dishes like wild boar stew, pappardelle with rabbit ragù, and homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli.

You can’t miss: Pici Al Torchio (typical Tuscan and Umbrian hand-made pasta with an excellent Ragu).


Borgo Santo Pietro –

This luxury hotel and spa in the heart of Tuscany offers a secluded retreat with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Their storied restaurant serves up masterpieces made with ingredients grown on the property’s organic farm. After a meal like this, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool for the ultimate relaxation experience.

You can’t miss: Purple Risotto with the Franciacorta wine for a burst of flavour.


La Tenda Rossa –

This family-run restaurant in San Gimignano has a cosy atmosphere and traditional Tuscan dishes that will transport you back in time.

You can’t miss: Pici pasta with Cacio e Pepe.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious dining experience or a secluded retreat, enjoy your meal the way the Italians do – leisurely.

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