Italy: Gastronomy in Florence

Florence and the Tuscany region is one of Italy's best destinations for eating and drinking. C&IT picks out a selection of the best gastronomic venues.

Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate, Tuscany
Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate, Tuscany

Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate, in the heart of Tuscan Chianti, a 15-minute drive from Florence, opened in May. The wine-making estate, dating back to the 15th century, has been entirely restored and can host events for up to 600 people. Private tours of the vineyards and wineand olive-tasting events with locally produced Tuscan appetisers can be arranged.

The Artimino Estate, a Tuscan complex with event space, about 20 minutes from Florence, has restaurants on site offering groups wine and food experiences.

The Biagio Pignatta restaurant seats up to 180 over two levels, boasts a terrace with panoramic views, and also has a gazebo area that can be used exclusively for small events. Cooking classes, learning the ancient art of homemade pasta and traditional Tuscan dishes, are also available.

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