Italy Recos - Off the Beaten Path

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#1 Post by Chad Richardson » May 31st, 2018, 9:47 am

These aren't the larger tourist destinations, but wondering if anyone has recommendations (didn't turn up anything with my forum search). We have lodging covered but I'd welcome tips on food, wineries, breweries, sites that aren't museums...

-near Umbertide in the Umbri region (not too far from Tuscany)
-in Manciano...(Grosseto area of Tuscany, near Lazio).
-near L'Aquila (Abruzzo)

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#2 Post by Neal.Mollen » May 31st, 2018, 12:46 pm

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#3 Post by dbailey » June 1st, 2018, 3:46 am

If you’re travelling between the first 2 on your list then Orvieto is definitely worth the stop. Fascinating caves and stunning Duomo. There’s also the man made waterfalls at Cascata delle Marmor that are worth the trio and the stunning Civita di Bagnoregio.
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#4 Post by Riccardo Campinoti » June 2nd, 2018, 11:52 pm

Chad Richardson wrote:These aren't the larger tourist destinations, but wondering if anyone has recommendations (didn't turn up anything with my forum search). We have lodging covered but I'd welcome tips on food, wineries, breweries, sites that aren't museums...

-near Umbertide in the Umbri region (not too far from Tuscany) Ristorante San Giorgio in Umbertide. Great food , the chef loves wine too. Also go to Enoteca Ezio Bani to buy wine, great selection and he is a great guy
-in Manciano...(Grosseto area of Tuscany, near Lazio). Go to Caino in Montemerano
-near L'Aquila (Abruzzo)

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#5 Post by Chad Richardson » June 9th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Thanks for the help! Headed out in a week and can’t wait. Ciao!
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#6 Post by A Curcio » November 28th, 2018, 11:28 pm

Hey Chad, any report back? My partner and I are headed to Tuscany in late December and would love to hear your experiences!
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#7 Post by Josh Grossman » January 14th, 2019, 12:31 pm

Bump. Heading to Italy for two weeks this summer. First week is in Tuscany and staying in Greve in Chianti and second week is in Amalfi. Right now on wine, I'm looking at Felsina, Caffagio, Avigonesi, Poggio Salvi, and Antinori (mostly for the architecture). Have Enoteca Falorni on the list already too. Anything else related to wine that I can't miss?

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#8 Post by Ramon C » January 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm

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#9 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » January 14th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Josh Grossman wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Bump. Heading to Italy for two weeks this summer. First week is in Tuscany and staying in Greve in Chianti and second week is in Amalfi. Right now on wine, I'm looking at Felsina, Caffagio, Avigonesi, Poggio Salvi, and Antinori (mostly for the architecture). Have Enoteca Falorni on the list already too. Anything else related to wine that I can't miss?
While in Greve, have a least one meal at Lamole. Great food, stupendous views and a very good and interesting wine list.


Based on pictures I've seen, Marisa Cuomo in Furore is probably the winery I want to visit the most. The only wine I've had is the Fiorduva Bianco which I've enjoyed from a number of vintages. That said, for me it's all about the setting of the vineyards.

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