Did you know that the Romans were so keen on oysters that they would bring them all the way to the battlefield? And that one of the longest bridges in Europe is found in Tuscany? If you want to learn more about the area - and have three days in which to do so - we suggest you visit the Pistoia villages: small gems that preserve history, art, cuisine and legends. The panoramic view here is sensational at any time of the year. Those who love winter sports can combine culture with the ski slopes: the Abetone and Doganaccia resorts are easily reachable at just a few kilometres from the centre of Pistoia.
This itinerary, which starts from the Pistoia plain, focuses on the small towns in the mountains. This is the perfect opportunity to try local products such as mushrooms, fresh pasta, berries and cheese. The journey ends in Valdinievole where you’ll find yourself surrounded by olive trees, hills and citrus fruits!