Cortona's finest address, this gourmet gem resides in the medieval stable of a Renaissance palazzo. Cuisine is Tuscan and Cortonese – much meat and handmade pasta (chestnut ravioli!) – and the cheese course is superb, thanks to owner Romano Magi who ripens his own. Dedicated gourmets won't be able to resist the six pecorino types with fruit sauces, homemade salsas and honeys. Reservations essential.

Cooking classes and cheese-making workshops are offered too.