Anticipate rolling landscapes striped with olive groves and vineyards, avenues of Cypress trees, morning mists that lift in the Tuscan sunlight. Visit the revered wineries around Bolgheri, synonymous with Sassicaia, and ancient cellars that rival the most famous Burgundy institutions. A region with excellent “slow” signs, Tuscany is the place for truffle hunting and dining on dishes flavoured with your precious treasure. Try an olive oil tasting, it’s a skilled experience. Then there’s the historic beauty of Medieval hilltowns like Volterra, Pienza and Montepulciano.