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Eating & Drinking

  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Sangiovese-based wine, represents the heights to which Tuscan reds can aspire. Instead, full-bodied Vino Rosso di Montepulciano goes well with “peasant” snacks that have become healthy fast food for non-peasants. Ever-present are crunchy bruschetta and crostini, coated with fresh tomato and garlic or slathered in olive-oil or liver-based spreads. Also look out for Pecorino cheese flan or panzanella, a typical bread salad with herbs, as well as pici al ragu, homemade local pasta in a beef sauce. Most decent bars will be able to sort you cantucci with Vin Santo, the typical biscuits and dessert wine combination. Also see Eating and Dining in Pienza and Montalcino and their satelite villages.

  • La Grotta

    This memorable but pricey place is where locals go for a special occasion. The palazzo was once the home of architect Sangallo, and is right next to his stunningly positioned church of San Biagio. Set in vaulted dining rooms, the mood is romantic but rustic-elegant, with servings of creative Tuscan cuisine underpinned by French influences. Try the artichoke tart, the rack of lamb or the wild boar braised in plum sauce on a bed of spinach (brasato di cinghiale alle prugne sul letto di spinaci).
    Address: Località San Biagio 15, 53045 Montepulciano. 
    Tel: +39 0578 757479
    Web: www.lagrottamontepulciano.it

  • L’Osteria del Conte

    This friendly, confident, central spot is known for its hearty, Tuscan home-cooking, with portions as generous as the staff themselves. Unusually, there is also a fish-based menu and one just for cured meats and Tuscan canapes, all at middle-of-the-range prices. Highlights are the beef carpaccio, the raviolini stuffed with pecorino cheese, and the pasta in garlic-flavoured tomato sauce (pici all’aglione).
    Address: Via di San Donato 19, 53045 Montepulciano
    Tel: +39 0578 756062
    Web: www.osteriadelconte.it

  • L’Osteria dell’Acquacheta

    Set just off the main square, this ever-popular, rough-and-ready inn serves simple but tasty dishes such as huge steaks or pici (the chunky local pasta) with wild boar sauce (ragù di cinghiale) or tagliatelle with truffles. Wine is sloshed into glass tumblers and your bill might be scribbled on the tablecloth. It's great value and fun so worth sharing a table with others. Book the second sitting for dinner if you want a more leisurely meal.
    Address: Via del Teatro 22, 53045 Montepulciano
    Tel: +39 0578 717086
    Web: www.acquacheta.eu

  • Caffè Poliziano

    This lovingly restored Art Nouveau café–restaurant is set in the historic heart of Montepulciano. Fellini was a fan and likened it to a great Mitteleuropean café that wouldn’t be out of place in Vienna. It remains a landmark so is often full but it’s worth trying to get a table, even if it’s just for a coffee and cake. The reasonably-priced light lunches are perfectly acceptable, ranging from crostini and cold cuts or salads and spicy chicken. Take in the views over Valdichiana from the panoramic balcony, ideally with a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to hand.
    Address: Via di Voltaia nel Corso, 27, 53045 Montepulciano
    Tel: +39 0578 758615
    Web: www.caffepoliziano.it

  • La Solita Zuppa

    This welcoming, rustic, mid-priced inn is set in the heart of Chiusi and looks like a classic Tuscan osteria, with exposed bricks and beams. Reflecting the restaurant’s name, vegetable soups are definitely on the menu, from ribollita to onion soup, as are pasta dishes with beef sauce or garlic and tomato sauce. Main courses may be centred on wild boar or lamb, with an excellent selection of cheeses to follow.
    Address: Via Porsenna 21, 53043 Chiusi
    Tel: +39 0578 21006
    Web: www.lasolitazuppa.it

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Florencce walk tour with David

If you are in Florence for the first time this tour will give you the possibility to have a general idea of the city, walking around the little streets, beautiful squares and unforgettable churches.

We will visit the Accademia Museum where you will admire the gorgeous statue: David of Michelangelo.

Please note: the Accademia is one of the most visited museums in the world. We
may have to wait a little bit in line also if we have the "skip the line" tickets.

from 57,61 US Dollar

Private Food Market Tour

VIP unique private experience for foodies.
24 of the best of authentic tuscan and Italian food
Your private guide introduce you in world of food with Passion and competence.
You'll be free to make your questions without follow the gait of our traveller
The best private experience inside the food in Florence

  • 4 cheeses
  • 3 Salami
  • 3 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Balsamic Vineagre (Aged, Traditionals, Truffle)
  • Cantucci (Traditional Tuscan Biscotti)
  • Schiacciata (Flat Tuscan Bread)
  • 3 Street Food Tasting (Menu can change: Lampredotto, Stew, Meatball....)
  • Truffle Sandwich and Antinori Spumante
  • Top of Chianti wine
  • Water
  • Explore the culinary delights of Florence on this small-group walking tour. You’ll taste cheeses, cured meats, and olive oils alongside locals buying the week's groceries at the monumental central market.

from 131,34 US Dollar

Florence to Venice Direct Private Transfer

  • Private Direct Transfer from Florence to Venice 
  • Drop off can be in Venice City (Piazzale Roma) / Venice Airport / Venice Port (Cruise Terminal)
  • Pick up at your accommodation
  • Private service just for yourself
  • Private a/c small vehicle up to 8 passengers
  • English speaking driver
  • Free wifi on board our vehicle
  • Free water on board our vehicle 

from 864,08 US Dollar

Florence Small Group City Walking tour including Michelangelos David & the Duomo

Relive the Italian Renaissance in Florence during this 2 to 2.5 hour city tour covering highlights including the statue of David and the Duomo. This semi-private tour welcomes up to seven guests to explore the history and secrets of Florence and its most famous citizens.

from 91,02 US Dollar
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