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LeslieC Jul 21st, 2011 12:01 AM

Experiences in Tuscany?
Does anyone know of any establishments in Tuscany where a tourist on a short September trip can experience what we so often see in movies.....a meal at a big table, outdoors with lots of people, overlooking beautiful scenery in Toscana? Maybe with some wine tasting thrown in? Will have a rental car and staying at a B & B in Tuscany.

tarquin Jul 21st, 2011 12:39 AM

I believe that La Vialla near Arrezo does such outdoor meals. I haven't been myself, I only buy their organic food products online, but their beautifully produced catalogs show lunches and I know they speak English.

bobthenavigator Jul 21st, 2011 10:50 AM

Where will you be---Tuscany is large.

LeslieC Jul 22nd, 2011 06:51 AM

Based in Monteriggioni, just north of Siena

annhig Jul 22nd, 2011 06:58 AM

Leslie, here is the website for agriturismi [farms offering accommodation and food] in Tuscany.

if you click the "restaurant " button you can see what places are offering food in your area.

willit Jul 22nd, 2011 07:34 AM

"Based in Monteriggioni, just north of Siena"

That's a pretty good start - it's rather scenic.
I seem to remember seeing large table outside at Fattoria dei Barbi ( near Montalcino, but this may just have been a private party

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