I went to Tuscany with my family this summer. We have two young kids so most of the trip was designed around their needs, but that is what made the trip so great. Kids got to eat and thankfully I have “well behaved” kids so we went quite a bit out to restaurants, as well as cooking at home since we rented a beautiful place with a kitchen in Montaione.
I think Tuscany is very kid friendly. We found out that our kids didn´t need much… that is they hated walking in old towns, but they did love to get Ice Cream there. They were most happy by the pool or picking berries from the trees.
It´s was the perfect trip. This is some of the cultural and culinary highlights.
First of all, I met an old (but young) friend in her beautiful home in Moncalvo. We had wine and cheese and so much good food while staying with her.
There, my daughter could pick cherries from the trees, and being from Iceland she had never seen cherry trees before.
We stayed at a wonderful organic farm in Montaione, where we had our own apartment, a beautiful view, a yard and a swimming pool.
Bringing home the dough – that is the sourdough bread
We travelled around tuscany, visited the typical touristic towns.
Not too bad view while swinging…
Those Bruschettas are not leagal!
Double dipping in his mom´s coffee to get the foamy milk
beautiful streets and houses and the locals doing the laundry, not everyone on a holiday in Tuscany…
One of my favorite town was San Miniato. We had lunch at La Cantina del Fondo in San Miniato, I really like that place.
We ended the trip in Bologna. That is a city I´d like to visit again. The food culture is amazing. All the tapas bars, market place, gouuuurmet culinary shops with cured ham and endless of cheese.
And since one of my “hobby” is pizza I had done a research about pizza in Bologna and decided to check out Alce Nero Berberé . We were running late and almost didn´t make it to lunch, so I was running in 30°c with my rather heavy 3 year old in my hands, I was going to eat lunch there and WE MADE IT!
That place had brilliant pizzas. They even use the flour I only use.
Long story short, I love Tuscany, will go again soon :)