Restaurants / Shopping / Vineyards

Shopping & Markets
Casa Alessandra is 8 minutes (6k.) from Castiglione del Lago where there are numerous shops, supermarkets, butchers & bakeries. In the old town up above the shopping areas near to the 13th Century fortress with 4 corner towers & a triangular keep, there are many fantastic restaurants, cafes and small shops with truffles, cheeses & oils to take home. Look out for the local ice cream shops!!

For activities through 2015:
> http://www.castiglionedellago.eu/it/prossimamente15.h

Cammillioni – Pozzuolo – Max Mara, Marella, Penny Black etc.

VAL DI CHIANA – outlet centre
just by the exit to the autostrada – many shops selling ex factory goods for everyone

THE MALL, INCISA, South of Florence….. ALL the big names !! As you exit at Incisa there is a fab restaurant on the right after the toll gates- much better than the inflated one at the Mall !! Called Osteria de’Giusti 055 8635754 – Separate to this mall but nearby is the factory outlet of PRADA.

WEEKLY MARKETS selling fresh produce, fish, fresh meat & spit roasted Porchetta, cheeses, fruit, vedg etc etc…. are found:

Cortona: Saturdays
Camucia: Thursdays
Castiglione del Lago: Wednesdays

MarketAREZZO ANTIQUE MARKET: held every 1st Sunday of the month – I have never seen such a big open air antique market!

Restaurants in the area
I BONCI, San Feliciano, Magione(far side of the lake) 075 8479355
DIVINPECCATO,Trasimeno 95, Panicarola 0759680118
LA CASA DI FRANCESCA, Ferretto, Nr Pozzuolo, 075 953396
LOCCANDO DI SANFATUCCHIO, Via Lombardia, Sanfatucchio 340 3533375
LA BADIACCIA Very close to Castiglione del Lago exit to Perugia superstrada075 9659116
CANTA NAPOLI, (Good fish restaurant), Camuca, Cortona. 0575-62996
TAVERNA DI JULIO, Castiglione del Lago. 075 9659268
SEI DI VINO, Centro Storica, Castiglione del Lago. 075 95.31.50
PEPEROSA & SOLITARIO. Both fish restaurants on the lake front
GUASTINI, VALIANO, 0578 724006
BORGO SAN JACOPO,Florence 055 281661 must book, small outside space on the River
ANTICA FORNERIA BARBINI, Via Vittorio Emanuele(Centre of Town) Castiglione del Lago – 075 9525262
LA CANTINA- Via V Emanuele (Centre) Castiglione del Lago – ask for a table on the terrazzo – overlooking the lake- 075 982463*
LA LOCANDA nel LOGGIATO- Piazza Pescheria, Cortona 0575 630575
TRATTORIA TOSCANA – Via Dardano, Cortona 0575 604192
LA BUCACCIA – Via Ghibellina 17 Cortona 0575 606039
OSTERIA del TEATRO – Via Maffei, Cortona
CAFFE POLIZIANO Via di Voltaia nel Corso, Montepulciano0578758615
FATTORIA la CHIUSA – Montefollonico
LO STECCATO – Marchiano Della Chiana 0575- 845222
LA PALOMBA, Via Cipraini, Orvieto 0763- 3443395
IL FALCONIERE – San Martino, 5ks north/west of Cortona. 0575 612679
ISCHIETO – Rapolano Terme, Just after Sinalunga 0577 705025
IL FORNACINO – outside Sinalunga –excellent fish 0577 623088

BORTEGO DI QUINTO – Lopi, 3397 188899 (5 mins from the house)


Most restaurants are closed on a Monday, it’s wise to ring & book in high season

Vineyards in the area

AVIGNONESI (wine tours & lunch)
VECCHIA CANTINA (wine tours & lunch or dinner)

Take the back roads between Pienza & Siena & you will pass one wonderful vineyard after the next all worth a visit !

Wines & Spirits are extremely good & well priced in the Supermarkets.

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