Pici Pasta Tuscan handmade

Pici Pasta Tuscan handmade!!

Pici Pasta Recipe

Pici Pasta Tuscan handmade!! Here is the recipe for Pici.

During the lookdown not being able to pedal we immersed ourselves in our Tuscan culinary tradition!! 

We also included a video of my daughter Greta and my friend Luisa making Pici! According to Luigi, Luisa is the best producer in Pici.

What is Pici pasta? 

Pici is thick, hand-rolled pasta, typically made from only flour and water. Pici originates in the province of Siena in Tuscany; in the Montalcino area.

Pici Recipe

Feeds: 6/8 people


1 kg of “0” flour, water and salt (a little)

  1. Pour the flour and make a small volcano, patting the walls of the volcano well, add a little warm (not hot) water at a time and mix with a fork as shown in the video.
  2. You can continue to mix everything by hand, the dough must be very smooth.
  3. Let it rest for about 30 min.

Then roll it out one piece at a time with a rolling pin.

  1. Cut small strips and then start rolling as in the video, it seems easy but believe me I don’t have it.
  2. When the “PICIO” has been made put it in a container with the corn flour to avoid that they stick together.
  3. After, put them in a tray.


Boil water with salt. throw the Pici Pasta when the water boils and cook them for 7/8 minutes about, depending on if you rolled the PICIO smaller or bigger 

You can eat them with any type of sauce, but with garlic sauce, we call “AGLIONE”, for me it is THE BEST …. but you can do what you like…

Please don’t eat too much, and if one day we’ll meet, we will eat the PICI all together


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Manuel König
Manuel König
I rented the Canyon Gravel bike for the Strade Bianche and felt I had made the optimal choice. The booking process was very easy, Luigi is extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful, the bikes are beautiful, perfectly maintained and adjusted to your needs and the price is more than fair compared to competitors. 5/5 stars. I would come back any time.
Silvia Dagnoli
Silvia Dagnoli
Top! Professionalità e disponibilità al 100%. Ho preso una Canyon Gravel a noleggio, mi sono trovata molto bene.
Very friendly, speaks good english. The bikes themselves are great. The bikes are nog insured by default.
Matthew Ng
Matthew Ng
We had 5 excellent days of gravel riding (self guided Tuscany tour). The routes that Luigi provided us were a good mix of paved and gravel, and of course hills! The bikes (Canyon Grizl) were very nice and the luggage was always waiting for us at the next hotel. Luigi was accomodating, modifying the routes based on my requests. I would definitely recommend doing a trip with this company.
Robert Head
Robert Head
The route was wonderful, with amazing scenery and history at every turn. Our guides, Sarah and Gigi were the best. They are both very accomplished and personable riders, provided interesting history of Tuscany during the tour, and emphasied safe riding while keeping everyone within sight. They are also great dinner companions!
James Twidale
James Twidale
Luigi and BikeRiding Tuscany were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The bike was in incredible condition, delivered to my hotel and Luigi even arranged for a local mechanic to help with a small mechanical issue after my first ride. The experience from start to finish was brilliant. The communication friendly and quick. Simona was equally helpful on collection of the bicycle. I would love to join Luigi for a cycle tour as he seems very knowledgeable about the area and a good rider. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to explore Tuscany or Siena.
Mark Gatha
Mark Gatha
Exceptional self guided tour. I highly recommend for all levels (but especially for a road cyclist). This is the tour company to book with! Bikes - excellent high end bikes. I rode a Canyon Ultimate CF SL Ultegra - light and fast and we'll tuned with new tires. My wife road the e-mountain bike which she really enjoyed. Routes - beautiful. We did 50-60km a day. Rapolano de Terme, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena and Castellini in Chianti. Varied terrain, vineyards, great climbs and beautiful medieval towns. Extremely well thought out. All on quiet roads. Hotels - all 3 and 4 stars with loads of character. The ones with pools were our favourites. All of the hotels were able to let us check in very early (it was hot so we rode as early as we could manage). Hotels all came with breakfast. Really great. Service - Luigi was a gem. Easy to contact, quick to communicate (before we came and during the tour) and passionate about cycling. He gave us a lot of great recommendations to help maximize our tour. I cannot say enough positive things about this trip and Bike Riding Tuscany. This was truly memorable. Highly recommended.
Bruce Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
I was on a trip around the world and stopped in Italy. A friend recommended BikeRidingTuscany to me for an unforgettable experience and it didn’t let down. They planned a custom 1 day gravel ride for me that took us from Rapolano Terme to Sienna and back. The pace was perfect and they were gracious with any requests for breaks or stops for water/food. I enjoyed myself so much that I extended my stay to do a run on the gravel amongst the beautiful sunflowers. If you’re adventurous, and seeking some safe fun riding, this is your team
greg luckos
greg luckos
Great rental service! Nothing is a problem for Luigi. All bikes are set up tubless. Thank you

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