Val di Cornia is an area of Tuscany that contains history, nature and taste. Its territory extends from the coast, mainly flat, up to the hinterland in hilly territory.
These places have been the cradle of the Etruscan civilization and the many findings, the archaeological parks and the food and wine traditions are the witnesses.
In fact, from Val di Cornia, the Wine and Oil Road passes, an itinerary to discover the gastronomic and enological traditions of this beautiful area.
Following the itineraries that are part of it, you will find yourself immersed in vineyards and Mediterranean vegetation with the sea as a backdrop and you can taste typical products accompanied by the delicious and renowned wines produced here.
A very important production is, in fact, that of wine recognized all over the world, as that of Suvereto, but also of the vineyards that are located on the hills of the various villages that are part of the Val di Cornia.
Flavors Of The Val Cornia
The kitchen is divided into two, that of the coast with seafood dishes, fresh fish cooked in a simple way, such as octopus, cuttlefish inzimino, stockfish with potatoes and the famous cacciucco.
In the inland area, however, are typical soups but also dishes of game and vegetables that are combined to perfection with the red wines produced in the area.
The best way to taste these delicacies is certainly visiting some agritourism that will take you to discover these traditional recipes. Or you can participate in the numerous festivals and events dedicated to food and wine organized in historic villages. Like the wild boar festival of Suvereto or that of the “Schiaccia Campigliese“, a typical dessert with ancient origins of Campiglia Marittima to be enjoyed together with passito or white wines.
Olive Oil production also plays an important role. The Val di Cornia Extra Virgin Olive Oil is intense, fresh and slightly fruity with a slightly spicy taste and excellent to complete the typical dishes of the area.
The wines, the traditional dishes and the oil produced in Val di Cornia come together perfectly creating a harmony of flavors to be discovered and appreciated.