Useful Information

  • Places to visit: Florence, one of the most beautiful cities and center of Italian Renaissance
  • Events to see: Mille miglia, famous historic 1000 mile car race which runs through the area
  • Restaurants: Some of the best places to eat in the area

Restaurants, places to visit and much more

We are frequently asked to suggest places to visit in the area, where to eat, how to get there and so forth. With this in mind this section of our website is dedicated to genuine suggestions which are intended as good pointers for those staying or living in the area. Our objective is to create a growing list of useful non biased information based upon personal experiences we can actually vouch for.

Places to visit

Anghiari, Tuscany

Anghiari is a splendid hilltop medieval town, voted one of the most beautiful in Italy and surrounded by 13th century walls. It is famous for the Battle of Anghiari which took place on the 29th of June, 1440 and was frescoed by Leonardo in Palazzo Vecchio.

Anghiari, medieval hilltop village, Tuscany, voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

Citerna, Umbria

A charming Umbrian town that sits right on the border with Tuscany. Situated between the towns of Citta di Castello and Sansepolcro. Named one of Italy's prettiest villages, retaining intact its Medieval character with its typical narrow lanes and stone buildings.

Citerna, hilltop village, Umbria

Monterchi, Tuscany

Medieval hilltop town of Monterchi near Arezzo in Tuscany where the artist Piero della Francesca's mother was born. Official site of Piero della Francesca's Madonna del Parto (Pregnant Madonna).

Monterchi, Tuscany, official site of Piero della Francesca's Madonna

Sansepolcro, Tuscany

The birthplace of Piero della Francesca, an inspiration of his work and the pivot point between all the territories involved. Walking in the ancient town you are surrounded by elegant palaces, churches and true works of art.

Sansepolcro. birthplace of Piero della Francesca, Tuscany

Montone, Umbria

Charming medieval hilltop village, not far from the border with Tuscany. Voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Surrounded by imposing walls, holding the stately bell towers and the magnificent Rocca di Braccio, whose remains have been ably restored (after the destruction, in 1478 at the hand of Pope Sixtus IV).

Montone, Medieval village, Umbria

La Verna, Tuscany

La Verna Franciscan Sanctuary is located in the Tuscan Apennines. The mount covered with a monumental fir and beech trees forest, is characterised by an unmistakable appearance thanks to the sheer cliff surrounded by woodland which cherishes several art, culture and history treasures inside its massive and articulated structure.

La verna, Franciscan sanctuary, Tuscany

Restaurants in the local area

Dongione restaurant, San Giustino, Umbria A vegetarian dish for vegans and vegetarians, Dongione restaurant, San Giustino, Umbria

Dongione Restaurant

San Giustino, Umbria. Opposite Castello Bufalini.

Guests can enjoy fresh, tasty food when they come to dine here. Freshness and quality is essential here and they are always on the lookout for excellent ingredients. In particular, only using seasonal fruit and vegetables from a local farm.
Safety and awareness is fundamental to everything they make and serve in the restaurant – from bread and pasta to ice cream and conserves. A gluten free menu is also available.

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Locanda enoteca guidi restaurant, Sansepolcro One of the fresh dishes served at Locanda enoteca guidi restaurant, Sansepolcro

Locanda Enoteca Guidi

Sansepolcro, Tuscany

Locanda Enoteca Guidi welcomes guests with a traditional cuisine, with particular attention to the choice of seasonal products. Local products from Sansepolcro are always present such as meats and cheeses, mushrooms and truffles. All accompanied by a boundless choice of the best Italian and foreign wines.

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Al Coccio restaurant, Sansepolcro, Tuscany Warm atmosphere in the Al Coccio restaurant, Sansepolcro, Tuscany

Al Coccio Restaurant

Sansepolcro, Tuscany.

The Al Coccio restaurant has been running since 1983 and is located in Sansepolcro. Here you will find a genuine cuisine created with fresh, seasonal products set in a charming traditional atmosphere. All dishes are rigorously handmade as once upon a time.

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La Locanda del Capitano restaurant, Montone One of the fine dishes served by celebrity Chef Giancarlo Polito, Montone

La Locanda del Capitano

Montone, Umbria

Dining in the small and cozy restaurant, means experiencing the culinary skills of celebrity Chef Giancarlo Polito, whose philosphy is to retrieve the foundation of Italian cooking, by designing dishes in accordance with authentic Italian traditions and using original, and wherever possible, local grown ingredients, integrating past and present cooking methodologies.

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The historic centre of Florence contains such a wealth of masterpieces that it is difficult to separate the city from its art works. Classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, from the ‘Roman quadrilateral’ in the Piazza della Repubblica area to the narrow streets of the medieval city and the splendours of the 16th-century Pitti Palace.

Florence city centre, il duomo


Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run, a horse race run around the piazza every summer, as featured in in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

Siena, home of the palio


A World Heritage UNESCO Site and above all home of St. Francis, the man who renounced all of his possessions in order to devote his life to helping the needy. Dedicated to him is the splendid Basilica, one of the emblems of Christianity, located on Mount Subasio,

Assisi, Umbria


One of the most beautiful cities in the world and certainly offering the richest cultural and architectonic heritage, that bears witness to almost three thousand years of history. Easily reachable by both train or car.



The region features impressive mountains and lovely rolling hills, overlooking the Ligurian Sea. One of Italy's finest stretches of coastline scattered with extravagantly colourful villages such as Portofino, Santa Margherita, Camogli and Cinque Terre.

Liguria, Camogli


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Venice, grand canal