• Europe
  • Osteria La Porta/La Cantina de La Porta, Monticchiello, Italy

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    La cantina La Cantina de La Porta in Monticchiello, Italy is one of two restaurants owned by Daria Cappelli, the other being Osteria La Porta and you can find both within the medieval hilltop walled Tuscan village. There’s also accommodation so check out their website. I adore Italy and we’ve been many times. We were […]

  • Italy
  • Trattoria La Grotta Della Rana, San Sano, Italy

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    Geoff and I were staying in the beautiful Chianti region of Tuscany which we have been to many times. We went in the middle of May for two reasons, one because it wouldn’t be too hot (we can’t do too hot) and the best reason of all, was because the Giro d’Italia was in town. […]

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  • Allosteria, Lucca, Italy

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    Geoff and I have visited Lucca in Italy several times for day visits when in the area but never stayed over. This time we opted for two nights in Lucca just before returning home after a great holiday full of cycling, wine and food. Lucca is a charming old walled Tuscan town – we stayed outside the walls […]