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  • 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

Palio Tour

To say you know a place means to know its traditions. In Siena, it's all about the Palio, the centuries-old traditions formed around a horse race that takes place twice a year, in Piazza del Campo. Taking part in this 1-hour tour, you will get a chance to discover the history and the tradition behind this important horse race. You will visit one of the 17 districts (Contrade) and the guide will show you the district's fountain, where children are baptized. After that you will have exclusive guided tour of the Contrada's museum, where the ‘Standards’, the banners given to the winning Contrada, and the traditional medieval costumes of the Contrada's members are exhibited.

from 20,08 US Dollar

Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence

Inferno tour of Florence based on Dan Browns famous book.

from 295,32 US Dollar

Elba Island Tour of Marciana from Portoferraio with Lunch

.One morning to be devoted to a hilltop village known for its mild climate thanks to the chestnut woods surrounding it and its exposure to the north: Marciana. A different way of living the Island, discovering it and making good images inspired by a professional travel photographer as well as a Photography Teacher

from 294,14 US Dollar

Siena Vespa Tour Including Lunch at a Chianti Winery

Explore the Tuscan hills by Vespa scooter on a day trip from Siena, and visit a Chianti winery for lunch, too! After a practice session, choose to drive your own scooter or hop on behind a tour escort -- (depends on the option selected). Under the watchful eyes of a guide and tour escorts, ride in a convoy, heading to a Chianti winery in the lush Tuscan countryside. Tour the vineyards and cellars, sit down for a wine-tasting session, and then relax over an ‘antipasto’ lunch before returning to Siena.

from 118,13 US Dollar
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