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Top Choice Monastery in Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna

Santuario della Verna

This remote Franciscan monastic complex is where St Francis of Assisi is said to have received the stigmata and is a major pilgrimage destination. The Corridoio delle Stimmate, decorated with modern frescoes recount…
Top Choice Church in Arezzo

Cappella Bacci

This chapel, in the apse of 14th-century Basilica di San Francesco, safeguards one of Italian art's greatest works: Piero della Francesca's fresco cycle of the Legend of the True Cross. Painted between 1452 and 1466…
Top Choice Osteria in Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna

Il Cedro

Utterly fantastic, 100% homemade cucina tipica Casentinese (typical Casentino cuisine) is the drawcard of this gem of a family-run village bistro, squirrelled away for the last 45 years in the tiny hamlet of Moggion…
Top Choice Tuscan in Sansepolcro

Ristorante Da Ventura

This old-world eatery is a culinary joy. Trolleys laden with feisty joints of pork, beef stewed in chianti classico and roasted veal shank are pushed from table to table, bow-tied waiters intent on piling plates hig…
Top Choice Tuscan in Castiglion Fiorentino

Ristorante Da Muzzicone

Ask any local where to sink your teeth into the perfect bistecca alla fiorentina, aka Tuscany's iconic T-bone steak, and the answer is always Ristorante Da Muzzicone. The restaurant is famed for its succulent, cooke…
Top Choice Museum in Sansepolcro

Museo Civico Piero della Francesca

The town's flagship museum is home to a small but top-notch collection of artworks, including three Piero della Francesca masterpieces: Resurrection (1458–74), the Madonna della Misericordia (Madonna of Mercy) polyp…
Top Choice Tuscan in Arezzo

Mest Osteria

For a thoroughly contemporary Tuscan dining experience, snag a table at this edgy osteria (tavern) with fantastic gnarled old wooden shutters and dazzling stainless-steel kitchen. The lunch menu features light, smar…
Top Choice Tuscan in Cortona

La Bucaccia

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 super…
Top Choice Gelato in Arezzo

Cremì

Follow the locals to this bright, modern gelateria artigianale (artisan gelato shop) on Arezzo's main passeggiata (late afternoon-strolling) strip. Enticing seasonal flavours include pear and vanilla, strawberry che…
Top Choice Burgers in Cortona

Beerbone Artburger

The feisty burgers cooked up at this contemporary restaurant on Cortona's main pedestrian drag are no ordinary burgers. Select your Tuscan meat – Chianina beef or cinta senese pork, smoked over applewood – and choos…