One of the many attractions of Italy is the food - there is very good
reason why Italian food is popular all over the world!
Italians generally eat fairly simply, but do so very well - they eat
seasonally and eat fresh, local produce and always with generous
amounts of olive oil (the many benefits of an olive oil rich diet are well
Here in Tuscany you will find many restaurants to eat in - the
majority are simple trattoria offering uncomplicated but delicious
local, seasonal meals with very reasonably priced (and decent) wine
to wash it down with. There are also enotecas dotted around, which
are wine bars that will give you small snacks to accompany your
wine. Although the wine in enotecas is normally of a higher standard,
it’s still not expensive. If you really want to splash out, then Tuscany is
not without its Michelin-starred restaurants, the nearest of which is
just outside Lucca, about 20 miles away.
Our local area has a good selection of eateries ranging from bars and
takeaways (Italian style) in the town of Pescia to some excellent family-
run restaurants in the nearby villages. We keep a list of
recommendations in the apartment - and make a point of undertaking
thorough research to keep the list up to date!
But if you’ve had a busy day, you may just want to hide away in the
tranquility of the patio and enjoy your dinner and wine as you watch
the sun go down over the hills.
There is a BBQ on the patio for use by guests - charcoal can easily be
obtained from local supermarkets.
We also often have some of our own produce available
to purchase, fresh free-range eggs, our own olive oil,
organic honey, seasonal vegetables from the garden and
even Shiitake mushrooms grown on logs from our