High quality meat in Tuscany
One of the oldest cattle breeds in the world, the Chianina has been raised for over twenty-two centuries and was named after the Val di Chiana, the fertile valley in central Italy, situated between Tuscany and Umbria.
Chianina oxen were in use in agriculture in the past and are still used in historical parades such as the “Corteo Storico” of the Palio di Siena.
The Chianina has become a world breed, raised almost exclusively for its high quality meat, prized for its tenderness and flavour. It has earned an international reputation thanks to its characteristics: it is lean and offers excellent nutritional properties.
The famous Florentine T-bone steak, better known as “bistecca alla Fiorentina”, is made from its meat. It’s a must-to-eat during your stay in Italy!
If you want to taste the typical Florentine steak as well as the extraordinary Cinta Senese meat, here are some accommodations you might find interesting in southern Tuscany:
Villa Tuscany is a Tuscan farmhouse house in the countryside yet close to the medieval village of Lucignano.
La Chianina is a detached cottage in a fantastic position with wonderful views of Chiana valley beyond.