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Mar 12th, 2018, 10:55 AM
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tuscany Hill town

About ten years ago I stayed in Montalcino, Italy.We took a short day trip to one of the smaller hill towns and all I remember is entering via a very small archway which had been pictured in one of my travel books. We ate at a friendly local restaurant which had a small terrace overlooking a beautiful valley. I cant remember the name of this town and none of the descriptions of the larger more well known towns seem to be it. Any Ideas??
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Mar 12th, 2018, 11:09 AM
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Could it have been Montepulciano?
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Mar 12th, 2018, 11:34 AM
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Montichiello? Guessing the restaurant was La Porta.

http://www.osterialaporta.it/en/
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Mar 12th, 2018, 11:35 AM
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Montichiello? Guessing the restaurant was La Porta

www.osterialaporta.it/en/
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Mar 12th, 2018, 12:20 PM
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You should go on Jeopardy and take "Tuscany for $500". That is exactly correct. I recognized the restaurant immediately even though I didn't remember the name or town name. What a wonderful spot. I am going back in June and am so glad the restaurant is still there.
Just out of curiosity how are you so familiar with it?
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Mar 12th, 2018, 12:22 PM
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Isn’t La Porta in Pienza?

Memory is failing me, time we dumped our son and revisited Tuscany!
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Mar 12th, 2018, 12:27 PM
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No you’re right.

So can you remember which restaurant in Pienza is a little down the hill towards The direction of San Quirico has a little door and a good view at the back?
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Mar 12th, 2018, 12:29 PM
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BritishCaicos you may be thinking of this place in Pienza

www.portalepienza.it/Siti_commerciali/ristoranti_e_trattorie/Latte_di_luna/latte_di_luna.html

jrozner - we have spent three weeks over the New Years period in Montepulciano. We were there this past New Years for a week.

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Mar 12th, 2018, 12:30 PM
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I am not sure about one down the hill in Pienza! Sorry!
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Mar 12th, 2018, 01:40 PM
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Caffe Poliziano in Montepulciano?

Ristorante ? Caffè Poliziano

Arches you might walk through entering Montepulciano:

http://sumabeachlifestyle.com/wp-con...no-700x466.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...san_donato.jpg

Arch you drive through leaving Montepulciano:

http://www.alinamemet.com/wp-content...-italy-5-2.jpg

But FYI many/most Tuscan towns have one or more archway openings in the ancient city walls.
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Mar 12th, 2018, 08:08 PM
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La Porta is our favorite place to eat when we visit that area. We always make a reservation, so we can sit on the terrace.
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Mar 13th, 2018, 05:10 PM
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Thank you

Thanks you for all of your replies. La Porta is a wonderful friendly restaurant in Monticchiello. Make sure you go if you are in the area. No tourists and a beautiful setting. Can't wait to get back.
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