Where to eat well near the woods of Tuscany
4 restaurants with a genuine and sincere taste for a summer away from the heat
Far from the summer heat, a small itinerary of taste and excellence where you can eat well in the mountains, close to woods where you can regenerate and enjoy a healthy relaxation.
Trattoria la Baracchina in Percussina
Via Scopeti, 199, 50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa
333 213 9620
La Baracchina is a country inn that makes "typical, simple and genuine" a guiding principle. Born in the 60s as a "baracchina", in fact, for snacks outside the door, frequented by Florentines for the weekend outing, it has then transformed over the years into what it is now, a trattoria with a simple and informal atmosphere.
Overlooking a nature that opens the spirit (not only the stomach) is a "concrete" trattoria ideal for those who want to eat well without much frills and at an honest price. Excellent therefore for informal dinners or Sunday lunches but also business or tourist lunches. The highlight? the charming veranda, surrounded by trees.
Da Fagiolino Restaurant
Via Francesco Carega, 1, 51024 Cutigliano PT
A Michelin fork for a cult Tuscan restaurant, not only at high altitude. Nestled in the historic centre of the beautiful medieval village of Cutigliano, run by the same family since 1954, it offers traditional cuisine of excellent quality. Among the cult dishes of mushrooms and game. We remember: mushroom crostone, spinach and ricotta ravioli with pepolino cheese, baked kid with lard fondant potato and typical cheese dish. Availability of some rooms. In high season and during holidays we recommend booking.
La Locanda dello Yeti
Via Brennero, 324, 51024 Le Regine PT
The Abetone, in the mountains of Pistoia, is one of the must-see places to cool off in summer. Among the various places to refresh yourself, La Locanda dello Yeti stands out, a trattoria where mushrooms, strictly local, are one of the must: don't miss the taglierini with porcini mushrooms. Among the essential dishes there are also the cocoa tortelli filled with fresh ricotta cheese and seasoned with melted butter, flaked pecorino cheese and speck. But the inn is also a temple of game where you can eat wild boar, roe deer and venison fillet.
Via di Candalla, 264 55041 Camaiore LU - Italy,
335 635 3888
Set in the Apuan Alps, between Camaiore and Casoli, is Candalla, along the valley of Rio Lombricese. Walking along the path, the visitor will not only be able to immerse himself in a splendid nature, but above all to admire the ruins and ruins of what were the workshops of the past, born on the river to exploit its energy. Set in this scenery, immersed in an uncontaminated space, the Osteria Candalla is the scenery of a daydream. The interior space, intimate and informal, anticipates the characteristic scenery of the Osteria, a series of terraces along the banks of the river that will host you on hot summer days, starting the evening enjoying an aperitif on the beach beyond the river under the shadow of large banana trees. The menu offers a simple and genuine meat-based cuisine that combines Tuscan tradition and innovation, with particular attention to local products according to their seasonality.
Restaurant Trattoria Il Rifugio
Location Lama, 367, 52033 Caprese Michelangelo
Suspended among the forests of Val Tiberina, Caprese Michelangelo is the town that takes its name from the famous Buonarroti, and tourists from all over the world come here to visit his birthplace. The Refuge is a typical mountain restaurant where it is forbidden not to order mushrooms and truffles. Then there is the fresh homemade pasta such as pici with Chianina ragout, tagliatelle and ravioli, and meat: it is the master with steak, mixed grills and cut with porcini mushrooms and truffles. A place like those of the past, absolutely to add in your logbooks.