10 Great Foodie Vacations


Tuscany, Italy

What's more cinematic than a food tour of Tuscany, Italy? Tuscan food is charming and earthy. The landscape of Tuscany -- rocky, fertile and hilly -- provides a setting to grow luscious olives and grapes, and raise hearty cattle.

The hallmark of Tuscan food is its simplicity. It's not fussy, and relies heavily on local produce, cheeses and grilled meats. You'll also see a lot of white beans in Tuscan cuisine -- often cooked with sage and olive oil.

Since Tuscany is the home of Chianti wine, you might eat wine-braised game like boar, rabbit and venison. If you're really into Italian food, look into a cooking tour of the area!