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Top Choice Tuscan in San Miniato

Sergio Falaschi

The most famous macelleria (butcher's shop) in town, run by the same family for three generations, is where most local restaurants buy their outstandingly excellent meat. Forge your way past the counter, into the ba…
Top Choice Tuscan in San Miniato

Osteria Il Papero

Lost in the hills above San Miniato, in the hamlet of Balconevisi, this family-run osteria stuns with its unexpectedly creative, top-quality Tuscan cuisine. Local farm products rule in the kitchen where young photog…
Tuscan in San Miniato

Pepenero

Chef and TV star Gilberto Rossi is one of the new breed of innovative Tuscan chefs using traditional products to create modern, seasonally driven dishes at this much-lauded restaurant. To share some of his secrets, …
Tuscan in San Miniato

Peperino

Book the only table – a table for two – at Peperino, the world's smallest restaurant plum in the heart of Tuscany's most gourmet village, next to big brother, Pepenero. Decor is in-your-face romantic (think pink sil…
Craft Beer in San Miniato

Birra e Acciughe

'Beer & Anchovies' is the enticing name of this uber-cool craft-beer shop, its pocket-sized interior packed to the rafters with craft beers from Tuscany and Italy. Grab a bottle and appease hunger pangs with a g…
Tuscan in San Miniato

San Miniato Prosciutteria

A fashionably spartan, appealingly retro interior ensures nothing distracts from the business at hand at this bottega con cucina (shop with kitchen): savouring local cheeses, salami, faithfully traditional offal dis…
Market in San Miniato

Mercato della Terra di San Miniato

Don't leave town without experiencing the foodie buzz of this vibrant farmers market, humming with fresh fruit, veg, meat, raw milk and other local produce from small-scale farmers and artisan producers. It spills a…
Tower in San Miniato

Torre di Frederico II

No visit to San Miniato is complete without a stiff hike up to this reconstructed medieval fortress tower – the panorama at the grassy top is wonderful.
Tower in San Miniato

Torre Camponaria della Cattedrale

Climb this 12th-century bell tower, built as a watch tower for the adjoining Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, for a lovely city view.