See you at Pitena’s!

In a spirit of effective re-creation, Daniele brought the old Pitena up to present day standards, giving an authentic space for sociability.

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A bridge between Tuscany and the Near East

The cuisine at Al Ponte restaurant in Gaiole in Chianti expresses an irresistible koinè of Tuscan tradition with exoticism from the Near East. All this thanks to the lucid ambition of Admir and Alma Selimanovic –  who also contribute to the management of mother and chef Fata’s Il Celliere in Castagnoli. Their secret? A very […]

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La Loggia del Chianti

The Loggia del Chianti is truly a loggia in Chianti. The rosebush at the window says it all, it’s a rosebush at the window of a loggia in Chianti.   Patrizia Ermini and Michele Bianco welcome us to this large restaurant, with the familiarity and grace of those who welcome you into their own home. […]

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A family story done in pencil

We are just outside the town of Radda in Chianti, in a beautiful space with a wonderful view where once there was ‘nothing’. The Lapis [pencil] joinery has been operating here for almost 50 years.   Young (almost 24) Giacomo Lapis is the first to meet us. He tells us that the company was founded […]

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