Tuscany is a popular region located in central Italy. In addition to Florence, Pisa and Siena, there are smaller hill towns, enchanting medieval villages, castles, vineyards and country churches. Vying for attention are San Gimignano, Cortona and Volterra. The heart and soul of Italy!
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Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel – Indulge in the best of Tuscany at this treasured Belmond property. You will be surrounded by sublime beauty, grace, nature, culture and romance. One of the largest estates in all of Italy, Castello di Casole has peaks and valleys with sweeping views of vineyards and olive groves. For the best views across the Tuscan countryside, book the Castello di Casole suite for an experience like no other.
La Pineta – This long established fish restaurant located right on the beach has garnered One Michelin star for its classic Tuscan and Italian dishes, all prepared using traditional methods. Situated in the coastal town of Marina di Bibbona on the Tuscan Riviera, the small seafront boat-to-table restaurant has become a culinary pilgrimage destination.
La Porta – In the walled village of Monticchiello, near the Renaissance town of Pienza and Montepulciano, exceptional, classic southern Tuscan food is prepared in a rustic restaurant with few seats. A must stop for foodies!
Da Caino – Caino is an authentic nine table Tuscan restaurant in the small, picturesque hilltop village of Montemerano. Emotion and love are conveyed in every dish prepared by acclaimed Two Michelin-starred chef, Valeria Piccini. She is expertly assisted by her son, Andrea Menichetti. Andrea is a friend, a world class chef, and a sommelier with a deep connection to every bottle in the cellar. This unique gourmet spot is well worth a detour. The wine cellar holding over 20,000 bottles is in itself deserving of a visit.
Peteglia Winery – Born out of a life long project and love of the earth. This family owned farmhouse is set on a hill surrounded by charming terraces, olive groves and rows of vineyards. Discovering Peteglia means starting a journey through the colors and scents of the countryside.