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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Vegetable stand in Florence

Florence, it's said - and dance, music,
cinema and theater fill venues, and
sometimes even the city squares.

Food & Wine Indulgences

Start a day of exploring Florence like
a real Italian: with a cappuccino and an
Italian croissant. Florentines like them
filled with jam, honey or chocolate.
Italians, famously, take their food
seriously and spend a lot of time both
discussing and consuming it. Local and
seasonal food here are not mere slogans.
The cuisine in Tuscany reflects the
ethos of the region; you'll find dishes
that are rustic, simple and flavorful.
Because Tuscany is home to many
small family farms and herds of
livestock, it's fitting that a signature
offering is a steak: bistecca alla
fiorentina. The meat comes from
Chianina cattle, one of the oldest
breeds in existence. They originated in
Italy and were models for Roman
sculptures. The steak is always on the

bone, grilled over a fire, sprinkled with
salt and pepper and traditionally served
still pink inside. Sold by weight, these
steaks are huge - consider sharing.
Tuscans are also enthusiastic hunters;
you'll see rabbit and venison on many
menus. Pappardelle al cinghiale is a
local favorite. Pappardelle is a wide, flat
pasta that's often matched with a heavy
sauce. Cinghiale is wild boar; its meat
boasts a rich flavor that makes for a
hearty, satisfying ragu.	
Pair your pappardelle with one of
the many great wines Tuscany is justly
famous for. This is home to the region
of Chianti, which produces Italy's
most renowned red wine and claims to
be the oldest defined wine region in
the world. Anywhere in Tuscany, order
the house wine and you likely won't be
disappointed.
Save room for dessert. Italy is famous
for gelato, and Florence is said to have
some of the country's best (also to have
been the site of its invention during the

Renaissance). Seek out small batch
proprietors with signs that read " Gelato
Artigianale " - artisanal gelato. Load up
a cone with creamy scoops of pistachio,
salted caramel or ricotta with fig and
savor it as you stroll into the Florentine
night air.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AAA Traveler - Winter 2021

AAA Traveler - Winter 2021
Departures
Because Someday
Travel Buzz
Costa Rica
Places We Love
AzaMazing Experiences on Sea & Land
Scandinavia
Under the Tuscan Spell
Italy
Agent Spotlight
Trip Notes
A Ship for the Senses
Art Imitates Life
Memory & Masterpiece
Ride the Rails from the Rockies to the Red Rocks
Colorado
Switzerland
Alpine Adventures
Idyllic Islands
Bermuda
The Road Less Traveled
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