+
Restaurants & Bars

Ideas for Quick March trip to NW Tuscany?

jen kalb | Feb 4, 201902:32 PM     17

We succumbed on an impulse and bit on one of those incredibly cheap offseason deals for a week (well 5 days) in Tuscany, based in Montecatini Terme; our "real" trip to Italy will be a return to Lake Garda in the summer. We actually haven't toured by car in tuscany for more than 30 years, so I am seeing this as an opportunity to revisit Siena as well as Lucca and some of the towns and countryside in between, although train travel may turn out to be practical some days. Ive been reading the scant info here on Tuscany of course including the fairly substantial info base on Florence, Allende's contributions on the coastal area and several good posts on Lucca, Pistoia, etc.

Any recent favorable experiences in Siena or Florence (city proper not surrounding countryside), or in Lucca, Pistoia or Prato or the environs ? We normally eat out at lunchtime - I think its unlikely we will drive out for dinner unless we are late at our daytime destination or there is someplace really worthy nearby. So, I almost hesitate to ask, has anybody had decent meals in Montecatini, Terme or Alta? We are not looking for the supreme experience, just typical good quality regional cooking and wine and cordial service.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

The Only Pumpkin Bread I'll Be Eating from Here on Out
Chow with Me

The Only Pumpkin Bread I'll Be Eating from Here on Out

by Hana Asbrink | Welcome to Chow with Me, where Chowhound’s executive editor Hana Asbrink shares all of the irresistible...

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift
How To

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift

by Mijon Zulu | Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to...

Melissa Clark's Maple Syrup Pecan Pie Is a Star
My Go-To

Melissa Clark's Maple Syrup Pecan Pie Is a Star

by Meredith Arthur, Blake Smith, and Jen Wheeler | Pecan pie is right up there with pumpkin pie when it comes to iconic holiday desserts, but it has...

This Upgrade on Babka Swaps Chocolate for Homemade Nutella (!)
Food News

This Upgrade on Babka Swaps Chocolate for Homemade Nutella (!)

by Amy Schulman | For anyone who’s taken a trip to Boston—or, for that matter, resides there—Flour Bakery stands as...

Trending Discussions

1

Thanksgiving 2019 Menus

Updated 8 hours ago 58 comments
4

Cake Day 2019

Updated 7 hours ago 29 comments

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.