: in Italian
it means "from Tuscany
" (the plural is toscani
When used as a noun
, it refers to a cigar
(or maybe a cheroot
) made by the Italian monopolist
state-owned tobacco company Monopoli di Stato
There are different kinds, among which the Antico Toscano
is the best (and more expensive).
Notice that the toscano is an unusual cigar: it is pointed at both ends. You cut it in two at the center, and light the cut surface - which means that every toscano is actually two cigars.
The toscano is a bit more dense and hard than the usual Cuban cigars. Don't worry, it is OK like that.
A little known fact is that the price of toscano cigars is imposed by law.