What to eat

Aretine cuisine offers a gastronomy of genuine products influenced by the rural tradition and transformed by influences from nearby Umbria. The peculiarity of this cuisine is that it makes the most of simple ingredients and the poorest foods, resulting in preparations with a unique flavour.



pici allaglione

Pici all’aglione is a traditional Tuscan peasant dish. The name derives from ‘appicciare’, referring to the movement in which the dough is rolled out, crawling and pulling to obtain a rustic and irregular shape, particularly long. The aglione sauce is the main part of this dish and is prepared with plenty of aglione, extra virgin olive oil, tomato and a touch of chilli pepper. Aglione is a typical Tuscan product with a larger shape and a less strong and gentler flavour.A traditional country dish representing genuine cuisine with strong flavours.


vin santo

Tuscan Vin Santo is the symbol of hospitality, each family has its own recipe and jealously guards the secret. Vin Santo has a very ancient history, a legend says that a monk used to distribute a wine used by his brethren to celebrate mass and that it cured the sick who drank it, hence the belief that it was a miraculous wine, that is, ‘holy. Tradition dictates that it should be enjoyed as a dessert, with dry pastries, the perfect pairing being with Tuscan cantucci.


sopressata toscana

Tuscan soppressata is a typical product of rural tradition. It is a pressed sausage with a round shape, created to make the most of those parts of the pig that would not have found a normal use on their own. The origin of the name comes from the term ‘compressed’, because the parts of the pig are cooked with spices and flavourings. Finally, they are enclosed in a cloth bag and then weighed to allow the jellied foodstuffs used to melt into each other to form a compact mass. Its typicality is also due to the processing, which remains unchanged over time, and also to the particularity of the raw materials.

(Fonte immagine: La Bottega di CerĂ¹-Salumificio CerĂ¹ Gombitelli)

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