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Aug 23, 2010 07:07 AM

Eating my way through tuscany (florence, chianti, sienna) - Too many places but too little time!

My boyfriend and I are heading to Tuscany for 5 days (4 nights) from the 27 - 31 August. We are staying at an agriturismo in Tregole (Fattoria Tregole). While he prefers to take it as it comes... the one thing I don't want to leave to chance is the eating and wine. I have come up with a rough itinerary, but wanted your opinions, and maybe help narrowing the choices down.


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  1. The plan is to spend the first day taking it easy, 1 day in Florence, 1 day in Sienna, 1 day touring in Chianti (wine tours maybe) and the last day playing it by ear. Both of are looking to eat traditional tuscan food (Bistec fiorentina / Lamperdotto / Panzella all come to mind - but would love other recomendations), within the 30 euro per person mark (although, happy to have one meal a bit more expensive), we are happy to drive anywhere within an hour from Tregole, views are a bonus, sight-seeing close by - another bonus. The choices so far include:

    1) Solociccia - (Panzano)
    2) Vescovino (panzano)
    3) Restaurant di Lamole (Lamole)
    4) Sostanza (Firenze)
    5) Trattoria Cibereo (Firenze)
    6) Grotta di Santa Caterian (Sienna)
    7) L'Osteria (Sienna)
    8) Osteria it Carrocio (Sienna)
    9) Buca di San Antonio (lucca)
    10) Taverna del Guerrino (Greve)
    11) Osteria Piazza

    2) Fattoria Corsignano
    3) Castello di Brolio
    4) Fonterutoli