day after seeing Montepulciano and Orvieto, it was Arezzo’s turn for a visit
from the Wilson clan (and other hangers on).
honest, Tania and I didn’t really see that much of the town but we (including
Jo) found this really great restaurant called “Buca di San Francesco” – across the
street from San Francesco’s church.
restaurant is decorated with all these religious depictions – it used to be
part of the church complex.
reason we’d chosen this restaurant is because they had this special steak that
is famous to Arezzo which we’d wanted to try.
owner, Mario, welcomed us in and advised that he had the steak but that....“it’s
just a steak”. He then proceeded to put together a degustation menu for us:
small serve of bread and tomato soup
pasta plate of pici pasta (typical to the region) cooked and fried in
breadcrumbs with some chestnut-pasta ravioli with a sweet, chestnut filling.
tasting plate (of meats from the region)
dessert of Vin Santo and Cantucci biscuits
washed down with a Tuscan red (of course)
|Mario - the owner|
|Enjoying that plate of Tuscan tastes|
best thing about this restaurant was the fact that the floor of the restaurant is
the old Etruscan road.
|The old Etruscan road|
cool is that ??
a day’s touring Arezzo, it was back to the villa to chill for a bit:
that night was a big serving of risotto with Tuscan sausages and fennel.