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Florence and Tuscany 7 day Foodie Itinerary May 2016

lavendula | Apr 3, 201603:43 PM

I've booked the flights and accommodations and now I need your help to start my eating itinerary. Looking for your suggestions for amazing, drool worthy, local, non-touristy, vegetarian friendly restaurants (for me - hubby eats everything). I've searched through past posts but many are from 9 or so years ago so would love some current suggestions.

Day 1:
Arrive in Pisa early in the morning. Grab rental car. Touristy Pisa stuff. Where to grab a snack?

Drive to Lucca. Renting an apartment right in the city center. Lunch in Lucca? Dinner in Lucca? Favorite bar in Lucca?

How is L'Imbuto?

Day 2:
Breakfast in Lucca?
Road trip! Drive to Volterra. Lunch in Volterra?
Drive to San Gimigano. Snack in SG?
Drive to our Agrituirsmo right outside of Sienna for our dinner which they are preparing for us :)

Day 3:
Breakfast at the agriturismo :)
Lunch in Sienna?
Dinner in Sienna? (one suggestion so far has been Osteria Nonna Gina)
Fun wine bar/live music?
Stay in Sienna (San Prospero area).

Day 4:
Breakfast in Sienna (San Prospero area)?
Drive to Chianti.
I am between accommodations at the moment as I am searching for either an agriturismo or an inn/hotel where we will be able to walk to and from dinner at night. Right now I have booked Palazzo Squarcialupi which is walking distance to Castellina. I am still waiting to hear back from many agriturismos and hotels, some based in Panzano, Greve, and Radda. Which town do you think has the best cuisine? Which is your favorite?

Lunch in Chianti?
Any favorite vineyards?
Favorite dinner in Castellina?

Excited to check out the Saturday market in Greve, and hopefully the Sunday morning market in Panzano.

Is Dario Cecchini worth a visit or too touristy? We'd just check out the butcher shop since I don't think I'd be well off eating in his restaurants.

Day 5, 6, 7.
Drive to Florence. Staying in the Oltrano area for 3 nights. Any favorite lunches, dinners, gelato, snacks, wine bars, all useful!

Grazie Mille!

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