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Eating & Drinking

  • Eating & Drinking in Pienza

    Pienza is famous for its homemade cheeses, especially pecorino and ricotta. For cheese-lovers, Pecorino is the taste of Tuscany and is certainly the probably the most admired of local cheeses. Pecorino is known for its particular salty taste and a dry, granular texture, which comes from the lengthy ageing process, during which the cheese is dry-salted numerous times. At best, Pecorino has a sharp, smoky flavour that works so well with wine, bread, pasta sauces, or just as a simple cheese platter. Fans recommend dipping it in local honey. Also see Eating and Drinking in Montepulciano, Montalcino, Val d’Orcia and their satelite villages.

  • Osteria La Porta

    Set just outside the picturesque, walled village of Monticchiello, east of Pienza, this is a pleasant, good-value, family-run inn. Stop here for lunch on the run and glass of wine, or a full meal, choosing from traditional and seasonal cuisine. tasty pici made with sheep's milk cheese and peppery cacio e pepe. In summer, sit on the panoramic terrace and choose from the well-chosen and well-priced wine list. In autumn, go for the ceps (funghi porcini) and truffles.
    Address: Via del Piano 1, 53026 Monticchiello
    Tel: +39 0578 755163

  • La Buca delle Fate

    This rustic trattoria is tucked into the 16th-century Palazzo Gonzaga, on the town’s main drag. As one of Pienza’s most reliable eateries, it serves wholesome Tuscan dishes, such as pici pasta with a sauce made of pecorino cheese or wild boar. Also on the menu are cured meats and hearty ribolitta soup.
    Address: Corso il Rossellino, 38/a, 53026 Pienza (SI)
    Tel: +39 0578 748272

  • La Chiusa

    Set snug between Pienza and Montepulciano, this destination restaurant is one of Tuscany’s fanciest. It's tucked into an old oil mill on the outskirts of Montefollonico and has scenic views. Seasonal dishes are lovingly prepared according to traditional recipes, using vegetables from the kitchen garden. Dine on ribollita soup, vegetable pastries, duck with wild fennel or tagliatelle with truffles. Come here for a special occasion.
    Address: Via Madonnina 88, 43040 Montefollonico
    Tel: +39 0577 669668

  • Il Dopolavoro

    Once a farm-labourers’ canteen, this simple all-day estate eatery is set on the edge of La Foce estate (see Things to Do), just south of Chianciano. The restaurant excels at classic antipasti and hearty pasta, with produce from the estate and the surrounding area, ranging from olive oil to chick peas. You can also tuck into a classic Tuscan T-Bone steak or just come for coffee and a pastry.
    Address: La Strada della Vittoria 90, 53042 Chianciano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0578 754025

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Florence Guided Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery and Michelangelo's David

Tour Length: 3 hours.

Dates: every season.
Departure Point: Meet your Guide directly at your accommodation in the city center of Florence. 
Departure Time: between 8.00-12.00 am or between 1.00-5.00 pm
Days of Week: From Tuesday to Sunday. Monday the Accademy Gallery is closed.
Note: This tour is offered by a Licensed Tour Guide, specialized in Foreign Languages or in Art History

from 75,11 US Dollar

Private Tour: San Gimignano Walking Tour

Enjoy a classic two hour Private tour through the medieval town of San Gimignano with an experienced local guide. Touch on all the main sites and learn about the town’s rich history and famous products and visit some of the quieter corners of this historical hill town.

from 187,77 US Dollar

Gluten Free Cooking Class & Wine Tour in Tuscany

This is the Program

09.30 am Meet your driver directly at your address.

  • Hands-on cooking class with a professional chef 
  • Learn when a gluten-free diet is good and why
  • HACCP rules for gluten-free cooking areas
  • Discover the Italian culinary traditions which are naturally gluten-free
  • Experiment with different preparation techniques
  • Taste different nutritious dishes that you have prepared paired with wine

Visit a Boutique Vinery in Chianti (enjoy the wine tour, wine tasting, olive oli oil tasting).
Meet The Wine & Olive Oil Makers

5.00 pm Panoramic stop at Michelangelo square (stunning view on Florence)

5.30 pm Return to your address.

from 250,35 US Dollar

Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

A full day tour, taking in the key beauties of Central Tuscany. You'll roll through the sweeping countryside to arrive at the jewel of Siena, with its unique Square and Gothic Town Hall. Then you'll take the road for San Gimignano, the Medieval New York, and Monteriggioni - a hilltop castle with breath taking views. But it's still not over! End your visit with a Chianti winery where you savor the best of Italian wines. This is a perfect day-out to relax and replenish your spirits.

from 73,85 US Dollar
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