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Top Choice Wine Bar in Montepulciano

E Lucevan Le Stelle

The decked terrace of this ultra-friendly osteria is the top spot in Montepulciano to watch the sun go down. Inside, squishy sofas, modern art and jazz on the sound system give the place a chilled-out vibe. Its food…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Montalcino

Enoteca Osteria Osticcio

In a town overflowing with enoteche, this is definitely one of the best. Choose a bottle from the huge selection of Brunello and its more modest sibling Rosso di Montalcino to accompany a meal, or opt for a tasting …
Top Choice Cafe in Montepulciano

Caffè Poliziano

Established as a cafe in 1868, Poliziano was lovingly restored to its original form 20 years ago and is the town's favourite cafe. A sit-down coffee is expensive, but is worth the outlay – especially if you score on…
Cafe in Siena

Bar Pasticcheria Nannini

Established in 1886, Nannini's good coffee and location near the Campo ensure that it remains a local favourite. It's a great place to sample Sienese treats including cantuccini (crunchy, almond-studded biscuits), c…
Cafe in Siena

Carta Zucchero

The reason why this bookshop-cafe is named after traditional paper sugar bags is a mystery, but its popularity is easily explained: it offers an extensive range of new and secondhand books (some in English), hosts l…
Wine Bar in Radda in Chianti

Enoteca Casa Chianti Classico

The rear terrace of this stylish enoteca inside this wine complex is one of the best lunch or aperitivo spots in the Chianti Senese, sporting lovely views over the surrounding wine country. The pasta is handmade, an…
Cafe in Siena

Soul Caffé

Located in Siena's student quarter, this stylish cafe has a vaulted interior with bar, shared tables and a mezzanine area. Come here during the day to while away a quiet hour over an organic single-origin coffee, he…
Wine Bar in San Gimignano

D!Vineria

Massimo Delli, the owner of this tiny wine bar on the street leading up to the rocca, will enthusiastically suggest local wines to try (consider ordering Montenidoli's Fiore or Rubicini's Etherea – both excellent Ve…
Wine Bar in Siena

Mad in Italy

About as hip as Siena gets, this laid-back 'biobar' is popular with the student set. Decor is thrift-shop quirky, the vibe is friendly and there's often live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Choose from a good range …
Wine Bar in Siena

Enoteca Italiana

The former munitions cellar and dungeon of this Medici fortress has been artfully transformed into a classy enoteca (wine bar) that carries more than 1500 Italian labels. You can take a bottle with you, ship a case …