Lovely pizzas and a good range of traditional local dishes. A speciality is pasta made from chestnut flour. An interesting selection of local wines. 10 minutes from Podere SantAngelo 347 2375609
Pitigliano is one of the Etruscan villages at the confines of Tuscany just a few kilometres from the border with Lazio. It has a stunning location on top of a rocky outcrop. In the past Tuscany’s Jewish population were banished here, it’s still possible to visit the small ghetto with its recently restored synagogue. Pitigliano’s kosher wine is worth trying too. Pitigliano is 35 minutes south of Podere Sant’Angelo.
This beautiful nature reserve has a wonderful 7 mile long beach without a single bar or row of ‘ombrelloni’. A word of warning – there’s very little shade. Take the shuttle bus from the park office in Alberese. There’s a small car park near the beach but it fills up really early! 75 mins from Podere Sant’Angelo
Well prepared, delicious food in a lovely setting near the La Foce country house. Visit the gardens on Wednesday afternoons. Read Iris Origo’s fascinating account of the last years of the war in this part of Tuscany in ‘War in the Val d’Orcia’. Iris, a British national married to an Italian aristocrat, lived here during the war. Strada della Vittoria, 90, La Foce, Pienza 55km from Podere Sant’Angelo