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Nerano - Marina del Cantone Tips

Restaurant Casale Villarena

Via Amerigo vespucci, 13(0039 0818081779)

First of all, we stayed at Casale Villarena. Amazing. The food is outstanding.my fussy 8 year old lives on chicken goujons... chips... etc. he happily tucked into Pasta Zuccini as a starter followed by lemon veal. we were fighting for our share of the pasta starter. we have since enjoyed many local dishes, including home made pizza which I had fun making myself. Beautiful food made all the better by Guillimo and his staff.

Posted by Casale Villarena / Massa Lubrense
Experienced on the 20-09-2012

Bologna Tips

Da Cesari

www.da-cesari.it

Traditional Bolognese Osteria in the historic part of Bologna.

Posted by Michael / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-08-2011

Ristorante Pappagallo

www.alpappagallo.it/cucina.htm

Famous chic restaurant serving rich and tasty Bolognese dishes

Posted by Michael / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-08-2011

Cantina Bentivoglio

www.cantinabentivoglio.it

Typical home made Bologna cuisine. Inexpensive. Relaxed atmosphere (live Jazz)

Posted by Michael / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-08-2011

Florence Tips

Acquacotta

via dei Pilastri 51r(+39055242907)

Typical florentine trattoria, casual atmosphere, but DELICIOUS food. Everything is like homemade and it is a bit like having dinner at your florentine's grandmother house. The owners, peroanlly serving and cooking, are extremely nice.

Posted by Xenica Srl
Experienced on the 07-02-2011

Alba Tips

Trattoria Pautassi

Via Boetti - Govone(0173 58010)

Buoni piatti della tradizione piemontese

Posted by Cà Alfieri al 30 / Alba / Italy
Experienced on the 19-12-2013

Casalini-Cisternino Tips

La Locanda del Ristoro

Via Brindisi, 39/41(080.444.91.49)

Excellent cuisine with local produce, nice yet simple, in the best Apulian tradition.

Posted by Terra e Mare / Italy
Experienced on the 28-03-2012

Mascalucia Tips

Al Giardino di Bacco

Via Piave 3, San Giovanni La Punta (Catania)(0039 095 751 2727)

A treat: the small, delicious menu of seasonal cuisine reinterprets local tradition with a delicate touch. High quality ingredients, use of wild herbs, a very good wine list and professional service. The original rooms of the old house have been kept untouched, so there are several small dining rooms. In the summer, tables are set in the garden under the palm trees.

Posted by Borgopetra s.r.l. / Mascalucia / Italy
Experienced on the 05-07-2012

Ragusa Tips

Il Duomo

Via Capitano Bocchieri(0932 651265)

Elegant service, fine cuisine with Sicilian flavours and curious combining

Posted by Eremo della Giubiliana / Ragusa / Italia
Experienced on the 26-10-2012

Cortona Tips

La Locanda del Molino

Località Montanare di Cortona, 8/10 - 52044 Cortona ( Ar)(0575614016)

Una Locanda come una volta, non solo negli ambienti tipici di una Toscana spesso dimenticata, ma per la alta qualità del cibo e degli ingredienti. Ottimo il rapporto qualità prezzo vista la ampia scelta di proposte, l'ottima qualità del vino dell'azienda della stessa proprietà, e la piacevolezza di mangiare al lume di candela tra fresche mura di pietra e antichi utensili da cucina in bella mostra sulle pareti. La cortese accoglienza dei proprietari e la cordialità che si respira alla Locanda, la rendono perfetta non solo per romantiche cene ma anche per momenti conviviali tra amici e familiari. Serate a tema con musica sono proposte durante l'anno, la Cena delle Battitura è stata un'occasione veramente speciale per assaporare i piatti tipici di questo grande evento della campagna toscana.

Posted by Il Falconiere
Experienced on the 13-07-2012

Foiano della Chiana Tips

Il Goccino

Lucignano ( AR)

Great place with an amazing terrace for dining al Fresco

Posted by Villa Fontelunga / pozzo della chiana / Italia
Experienced on the 25-04-2014

Bibbona Tips

La Pineta

Via dei Cavalleggeri nord 27, Marina di Bibbona(0586.600016)

Ottimo pesce pescato dal proprietario Luciano Zazzeri e cucinato con semplicita´e delicatezza

Posted by Relais Sant Elena / Bibbona / Italia
Experienced on the 01-12-2013

Livorno Tips

La Pineta

Via dei Cavalleggeri sud(0586.600016)

Ottimo ristorante di pesce fronte mare. Accoglienza calorosa del titolare

Posted by Relais Sant Elena / Bibbona / Italia
Experienced on the 25-04-2013

Lucca Tips

Ristorante Botton d'Oro

Via del Ponte Guasperini, 873 S. Lorenzo a Vaccoli (LU)(0583 370101)

Cucina tipica Toscana con piatti tradizionali lucchesi

Posted by Albergo Villa Marta / Lucca / Italia
Experienced on the 10-11-2010

Cutigliano Tips

Le Betulle

Via Cantamaggio, 6 Cutigliano(0573 68004)

La cucina "come una volta". Conduzione familiare, prodotti tipici.

Posted by sasso al melo / Italy
Experienced on the 01-06-2013

Pistoia Tips

L'Osteria

Via Roma, 6 Cutigliano(0573 68638)

Pasta tutta fatta a mano e cucina espressa per mantenere il gusto dei prodotti piu' vero possibile. rnFin dal primo impatto si ha la senzazione di sentirsi a casa perche' e' molto accogliente.rnL'osteria e' un piccolo angolo di Cutigliano con un grande cuore.

Posted by sasso al melo / Italy
Experienced on the 06-07-2013

Cutigliano Tips

Il Nonno Cianco

Viale Europa, 23 Cutigliano(0573 68041)

Al ristorante Nonno Cianco potrete gustare piatti della cucina toscana con ricette stagionali e menù a base di prodotti locali. Funghi, selvaggina, e manufatti realizzati con sapienza e amore per le cose genuine.

Posted by sasso al melo / Italy
Experienced on the 20-09-2013

Pistoia Tips

Le Cavi

Via Le Cavi, 4 Cutigliano(0573 68085)

Cucina casalinga con piatti tipici e prodotti locali.

Posted by sasso al melo / Italy
Experienced on the 18-10-2013

Cutigliano Tips

Trattoria da Fagiolino

Via Carega, 1 Cutigliano(0573 68014)

I piatti sono di autentica tradizione toscana.

Posted by sasso al melo / Italy
Experienced on the 06-09-2013

Pistoia Tips

Rifugio della Saida

Via Libro Aperto, 1 Melo, Cutigliano(0573 68355)

Piccolo ristorante tipico a conduzione familiare con cucina tipica locale. Anche Pizzeria e Bar.

Posted by sasso al melo / Italy
Experienced on the 11-10-2013

Montone Tips

Erba Luna

Parco Delle Rimembranze 06014 Montone, PG, Italia

The restaurant has a great location, the food is excellent and the prices are very competitive.

Posted by L´ARIETE / Italy
Experienced on the 05-05-2012

Venice Tips

Pisanino Restaurant

Palazzetto Pisani - San Marco 2814(+39 041 2410669)

Open everyday from 7 pm

Posted by Palazzetto Pisani / Venice / Italy
Experienced on the 03-06-2014

Italy Tips

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Napoli - Sorrento Tips

Discover Sorrento

Set within a lush 4,000 square metres oasis of flora, the Villa dei D’Armiento it may be hard to tear yourself away from the tranquillity of the garden with its palm and citrus groves, camellia trees and cacti. However, a visit to Sorrento is a must, with all its shops, restaurants, galleries and nightlife being just 1km away.

The Villa’s location is also ideal for taking excursions to the many famous and picturesque places that the peninsular offers: the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida... the beauty of the Amalfi coast, sites of historical interest such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, and last but not least, the beautiful city of Naples.

End your day by taking a few steps from the Villa to enjoy a wonderful view of the peninsula at sunset at The Belvedere Marinella, a walk to the beach that was so dear to Sophia Loren.

The Boutique Hotel Villa Dei D’Armieto is located in Corso Marion Crawford, named in honour of the famous American writer who lived nearby until 1909.

Posted by Secretplaces / Portugal
Experienced on the 15-06-2011

Pico Tips

Wine Feast

Pico, Villa Landolfi(Carlo)

in the magical atmosphere of the gardens of Villa Landolfi, Pico, will host the 6th edition of the Wine Festival on 10, 11 and 12 August 2014

Posted by NENA’ AL BORGO CASTELLO di Spada Carlo & C. s.a.s. / Italy
Experienced on the 10-08-2014

Mascalucia Tips

Driving, Walking, Winetasting

Northern Etna's wine estates area, between Linguaglossa and Randazzo

Northern Etna is fascinating: far from Catania’s and the southern slopes’ chaos, thanks to the wine boom it appears well groomed and is slowly blooming with beautiful wine estates, interesting people and small restaurants, maintaining its remote wilderness all the same.Vineyards are a typical feature of Etna’s landscape. Terracings, dry-lavastone walls, service roads, villages, architecture typologies: from the early 19th century, the landscape of the Etna hills up to 1000-1300 meters altitude has been shaped by the increasing demand of wine. The three autoctonous reds earned the territory the nickname “Italy’s Little Burgundy". A truly phantastic place!

Posted by Borgopetra s.r.l. / Mascalucia / Italy
Experienced on the 10-07-2012

Bibbona Tips

Visita Cantine di Bolgheri

Bolgheri

A 10 chilometri di distanza e' situato il piccolo ma incantevole borgo di Bolgheri dove e' possibile degustare vini pregiati nelle numerose cantine.

Posted by Relais Sant Elena / Bibbona / Italia
Experienced on the 28-06-2014

Siena Tips

Special guided tour of the roofs above the Duomo in Siena

Cathedral of Siena(+390577286300)

After extensive renovation, tourists can see the 'sky' of the cathedral, a series of rooms never open to the public. Advance booking is highly recommended. Rate per person €25.

Posted by Lucignanello Bandini / San Giovanni d'Asso / Italy
Experienced on the 06-04-2013

Montone Tips

Fabulous golf course

Antognolla, San Giovanni del Pantano(Andreas Sax)

Just 20min away from beautiful countryhouse L´ARIETE you find the 18 hole Championship Golf Course of Antognolla, designed by the famous course architect Robert Trent Jones jr. is just a 20min drive away.rnThe course is dominated by the medieval castle of Antognolla and is an unrivaled experience for both the professional and amateur golfer alike. Beautiful area, far reaching views, natural flora and the spectacular medieval and typical Umbrian architecture both inside and around the golf course.rnBesides the course at the Antognolla Club you will also find a well equipped Pro shop, a practice driving range and putting green, as well as the charming Club House & Bar

Posted by L´ARIETE / Italy
Experienced on the 05-04-2012

Italy Tips

This information is posted by our travel community and our selected hotels

Italy Tips

This information is posted by our travel community and our selected hotels

Napoli - Sorrento Tips

Discover Sorrento

Set within a lush 4,000 square metres oasis of flora, the Villa dei D’Armiento it may be hard to tear yourself away from the tranquillity of the garden with its palm and citrus groves, camellia trees and cacti. However, a visit to Sorrento is a must, with all its shops, restaurants, galleries and nightlife being just 1km away.

The Villa’s location is also ideal for taking excursions to the many famous and picturesque places that the peninsular offers: the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida... the beauty of the Amalfi coast, sites of historical interest such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, and last but not least, the beautiful city of Naples.

End your day by taking a few steps from the Villa to enjoy a wonderful view of the peninsula at sunset at The Belvedere Marinella, a walk to the beach that was so dear to Sophia Loren.

The Boutique Hotel Villa Dei D’Armieto is located in Corso Marion Crawford, named in honour of the famous American writer who lived nearby until 1909.

Posted by Secretplaces / Portugal
Experienced on the 15-06-2011

Nerano - Marina del Cantone Tips

Restaurant Casale Villarena

Via Amerigo vespucci, 13(0039 0818081779)

First of all, we stayed at Casale Villarena. Amazing. The food is outstanding.my fussy 8 year old lives on chicken goujons... chips... etc. he happily tucked into Pasta Zuccini as a starter followed by lemon veal. we were fighting for our share of the pasta starter. we have since enjoyed many local dishes, including home made pizza which I had fun making myself. Beautiful food made all the better by Guillimo and his staff.

Posted by Casale Villarena / Massa Lubrense
Experienced on the 20-09-2012

Bologna Tips

Da Cesari

www.da-cesari.it

Traditional Bolognese Osteria in the historic part of Bologna.

Posted by Michael / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-08-2011

Ristorante Pappagallo

www.alpappagallo.it/cucina.htm

Famous chic restaurant serving rich and tasty Bolognese dishes

Posted by Michael / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-08-2011

Cantina Bentivoglio

www.cantinabentivoglio.it

Typical home made Bologna cuisine. Inexpensive. Relaxed atmosphere (live Jazz)

Posted by Michael / Portugal
Experienced on the 14-08-2011

Florence Tips

Acquacotta

via dei Pilastri 51r(+39055242907)

Typical florentine trattoria, casual atmosphere, but DELICIOUS food. Everything is like homemade and it is a bit like having dinner at your florentine's grandmother house. The owners, peroanlly serving and cooking, are extremely nice.

Posted by Xenica Srl
Experienced on the 07-02-2011

Pico Tips

Wine Feast

Pico, Villa Landolfi(Carlo)

in the magical atmosphere of the gardens of Villa Landolfi, Pico, will host the 6th edition of the Wine Festival on 10, 11 and 12 August 2014

Posted by NENA’ AL BORGO CASTELLO di Spada Carlo & C. s.a.s. / Italy
Experienced on the 10-08-2014

Alba Tips

Trattoria Pautassi

Via Boetti - Govone(0173 58010)

Buoni piatti della tradizione piemontese

Posted by Cà Alfieri al 30 / Alba / Italy
Experienced on the 19-12-2013

Casalini-Cisternino Tips

La Locanda del Ristoro

Via Brindisi, 39/41(080.444.91.49)

Excellent cuisine with local produce, nice yet simple, in the best Apulian tradition.

Posted by Terra e Mare / Italy
Experienced on the 28-03-2012

Mascalucia Tips

Driving, Walking, Winetasting

Northern Etna's wine estates area, between Linguaglossa and Randazzo

Northern Etna is fascinating: far from Catania’s and the southern slopes’ chaos, thanks to the wine boom it appears well groomed and is slowly blooming with beautiful wine estates, interesting people and small restaurants, maintaining its remote wilderness all the same.Vineyards are a typical feature of Etna’s landscape. Terracings, dry-lavastone walls, service roads, villages, architecture typologies: from the early 19th century, the landscape of the Etna hills up to 1000-1300 meters altitude has been shaped by the increasing demand of wine. The three autoctonous reds earned the territory the nickname “Italy’s Little Burgundy". A truly phantastic place!

Posted by Borgopetra s.r.l. / Mascalucia / Italy
Experienced on the 10-07-2012

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