Protagonists of the traditional cuisine of this area are simple ingredients like bread, olive oil and vegetables. The appetizers are typical cold cuts, including the famous “finocchiona”, toast with chicken liver. Pappardelle with hare sauce, panzanella, all kinds of soups, in particular pappa al pomodoro and ribollita are the classic first dishes popular as in the rest of the Region. Famous is also Florentine steak, cooked meat on the grill and then seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper; among the others there are boiled, venison and pork. Other typical dishes are tripe with tomato sauce and sandwiches with the “lamprey”, a particular type of tripe. Served with boiled beans, the sweet and sour onions and spinach. For dessert we find the traditional chestnut cake made with chestnut flour and famous “Cantucci”, accompanied by classical Vin Santo. Among the wines stand out the Chianti Classico DOCG, DOC Pomino, the White dell’Empolese DOC, Colli Etruria Centrale DOC, the Toscana IGT.