View from Hotel Ristorante Dino dining on the terrace in Florence

Hotel & Ristorante Dino

When the weather gets warm, can’t beat the views from the shaded terrace high in the hills overlooking Florence Continue reading Hotel & Ristorante Dino

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Osteria Santo Spirito

The bustling Piazza Santo Spirito is the social center of the Oltr’Arno and one of the most popular dining and drinking destinations for tourists and locals alike. At first glance it might appear touristy,  but listen to the conversations between large flocks of friends enjoying a beer or a spritz outside on the piazza and you’ll realize many are Italian. The square is full of … Continue reading Osteria Santo Spirito

Osteria Le Panzanelle

After the overdose of German, French, Dutch and English conversations you’ve heard at the tables of the other restaurants of Chianti, it is worth giving Osteria Le Panzanelle a try. Yes, you will still find tourists here. But you will also find Italians, lots of them; they come here for the great value. This small restaurant in a tiny town between Panzano and Radda in … Continue reading Osteria Le Panzanelle

Osteria Alla Piazza

Osteria Alla Piazza is a peaceful oasis in Chianti. Outside any of the principal towns it is an idyllic escape, at once both typical and unique. Built into one of the many stone medieval borgos that pepper the region, it is both beautiful and charming. Drive by in the evening and you are captivated by the warm glow from within, softly illuminating the old stone … Continue reading Osteria Alla Piazza