Food & Wine

During your stay at Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites, savor the authentic flavors of Florentine cuisine, with its long tradition of historic recipes prepared simply with the best Tuscan ingredients, highlighting the excellent quality of this area's produce, meat and charcuterie, cheese, olive oil, and wine.

Traditional Florentine dishes are based on recipes which have evolved over centuries of history, when the Tuscan countryside was dotted with small family farms producing the best vegetables, legumes, extra virgin olive oil, and bread in Italy. Sample some of the most humble yet delicious dishes for which Tuscany is known, including pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, panzanella, zuppa di farro e cavolo nero, and pasta specialties like pici all’aglione or tagliatelle al tartufo e ai tunghi porcini.

Let us recommend our favorite places to dine in the center of Florence, from the fine dining restaurants to the neighborhood eateries. We can also point out the best wine bars to sample excellent Tuscan labels, off-the-beaten-track gems, and vegan or vegetarian restaurants.

If you'd like to take some Florentine flavors home with you, we can point out the best gourmet shops in the city, the famous Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo, and the charming Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio.