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Looking for a village with restaurants and cafes

Looking for a one-week rental in Tuscany located in or very close to a small town or village that offers good dining and cafés. We want to be part of a community rather than a touristy city.

3 Answers

answered by
Gaia from Chicago

Hi Jonathan!

I would recommend either Volterra or Poppi. They are both smaller villages in which you feel a strong sense of community. And, if you ever want the vibe of a bigger place, they are close to cities like Arezzo and Siena -two Italian jewels! 

I hope this helps!

Safe travels! :)

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  1. Volterra (city)
  2. Poppi (city)
  3. Arezzo (city)
  4. Siena (attraction)
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answered first by
Tiffany from Corvallis

I second Volterra. San Gimignano is probably a little too popular, but it's a beautiful tiny village on a hill that would be wonderful for a week-long stay.

I also really love Lucca. It's surrounded by old city walls that you can walk on top of and beside in the green space park areas around the town. It's beautiful, relaxed, and small, yet big enough that you won't see the entire town in a day, so there will be plenty to keep you busy.

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  1. Volterra (city)
  2. San Gimignano (attraction)
  3. Lucca (city)
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answered by
Tina from Livorno, Italy

Hi, I recommend our farm house Fattoria di Statiano, only half an hour from the stunning  Volterra, that is rich with small and lovely café or winery like La Vena di Vinoand a lovely ice cream shop like chich and chock or at 15 minutes the top hill Lombard castle of  Montegemoliwhere this year in June there will be the festival M'arteand you can eat local at the Osteria dell'Ultimo Carbonaio, or decide to go to spend an evening listening at one of the piano Festival concerts in Querceto, or have a wonderful coffee in Ponteginori Stazione Fs at bar Bettiin Ponteginori.

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  1. Fattoria di Statiano (restaurant)
  2. Volterra (city)
  3. La Vena di Vino (attraction)
  4. Montegemoli (city)
  5. Osteria dell'Ultimo Carbonaio (restaurant)
  6. Querceto (city)
  7. Ponteginori Stazione Fs (attraction)

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