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Eating & Drinking

  • Antica Trattoria San Lorenzo (Perugia)

    This romantic, upmarket restaurant offers more than candlelight and sweet nothings. On the menu is creative regional cuisine, from chestnut risotto to dishes made with Norcia black truffle, or a seafood tasting menu. Wine-pairing is available on request, with suggestions from the charming sommelier.

    Address: Piazza Dante 19A, 06122 Perugia
    Web: www.anticatrattoriasanlorenzo.com

  • Al Mangiar Bene (Perugia)

    Set just off bustling Corso Vannucci, this inviting, well-priced inn delivers on all fronts. With its vaulted brick ceilings and friendly mood, it feels like a genuine Slow Food citadel, which it is. The produce is sourced in Umbria or Tuscany, with the name of each cheese-maker and cattle-producer listed. From juicy steaks to herb tarts, truffled pasta and pizzas, the traditional menu is pretty faultless.

    Address: Via della Luna 21, 06122 Perugia
    Web: www.almangiarbene.it

  • La Bottega del Vino (Perugia)

    This cosy, quirky, welcoming wine bar does decent, good-value food, well-matched to regional and classic Italian wines. Typical dishes include home-made pasta, including with smoked duck. The liveliness and laidback mood compensate for service sometimes being a bit slapdash.

    Address: Via del Sole 1, 06122 Perugia

  • La Locanda del Cardinale (Assisi)

    Decorated in what Italians call an elegant-rustic style, this vaulted, frescoed, fine-dining restaurant lives upto its billing and prices. The tasting menu might include such dishes as Jerusalem artichoke soup, mushroom risotto and pork belly. Glass floors reveal the remains of a Roman domus.

    Address: Piazza del Vescovado 8, 06081 Assisi
    Web: www.lalocandadelcardinale.com

  • Ristorante Nicolao (Gubbio)

    Set in a 17th-century monastery, the look is that classic Italian blend of heritage with a sophisticated sheen. mixing old stone, exposed beams, oak tables and contemporary art. This fine-dining spot serves beautifully presented seasonal cuisine, with both creative and Umbrian options.

    Address: Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini, via Tifernate 06024 Gubbio
    Web: www.parkhotelaicappuccini.it

  • Alcatraz (Gubbio)

    Put the world to rights in this alternative inn, more hippy than hipster. The inn is basic and bohemian in mood but serves traditional, organic food. Tuck into an antipasti buffet, tagliolini with asparagus, beetroot soup or beet-stuffed ravioli. Mains range from steaks to chicken and zucchini kebabs.

    Address: Localita Santa Cristina, 06020 Gubbio
    Web: www.alcatraz.it

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Montalcino Cooking Class and lunch with the local lady

A day dedicated to the Tuscan cooking tradition.
Get the opportunity to participate to our cooking class, where you will be preparing recipes of the Montalcino tradition, with its typical ingredients.
Homemade pasta (pinci, dumplings, noodles), Tuscan sauces, traditional sweets made with simple ingredients, healthy and nutritious.

from 138,09 US Dollar

Livorno Arrival Private Transfer: Cruise Port to Central Florence and Viceversa

  • Meet your Driver directly at your ship in Livorno
  • Welcome sign with your name plus UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN TOUR since 1990
  • Private Round Trip between Livorno and Florence
  • Mercedes/Audi sedan or Minivan Mercedes/W/GM/Opel/Ford
  • English speaking driver
  • Drop off directly in the city center of Florence
  • Return directly at your ship
Enjoy a hassle-free arrival to central Florence from the Livorno Pier with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Livorno Pier, and relax on the 1.5-hour journey to Florence. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers.

from 127,65 US Dollar

Small group Tuscan cooking class in a castle with optional transfer from Florence

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable 4 hour culinary experience at the historic Villa Pandolfini estate, on the hills over Florence. The accredited cooking school was the first of its kind and the best in the region. This is the perfect introduction to Tuscan cuisine for the aspiring foodie. Work alongside professional chefs and gain hands-on experience as you learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking, preparing a tantalising 4 course meal. Time permitting for all guests, enjoy a free guided tour of the 14th century villa and wine cellars.

from 185,67 US Dollar

Ferrari Museum Tour and Fico Eataly World from Florence

An alternative tour to become familiar with three Italian brands: Ferrari, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese. Discover Italian agriculture by visiting 2 hectares of open-air fields and stables housing more than 200 animals and 2000 cultivars. Understand food processing by visiting the 40 farming factories and observing how meat, fish, cheese, pasta, oil, beer, sweets, etc. are processed. Taste traditional Italian food at FICO’s 40 restaurants and refreshment points.

from 127,65 US Dollar
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