And since we’re on the subject of food: Pienza’s most famous product is the delicious Pecorino sheep cheese. Walking along Pienza’s main street, you’ll experience the spicy scent of Pecorino in its many stages of ripening wafting out of beautiful specialty food stores stacked to the ceiling with rounds of pecorino, salamis, prosciutto, wine, and noodles in every imaginable shape. In this photo you see Larry, one of our Tuscany Photography Tour participants, having fun with cheese.
There are also so many great places to eat — you’ll discover your favorites — but here are some of ours: Trattoria Fiorella (run by 2 charming brothers), Trattoria Latte di Luna with lovely outdoor seating, Trattoria La Buca delle Fate with its beautiful vaulted ceilings, the Piccolomini Caffe for great coffee and lunch, the fairly new La Bandita Townhouse Caffe which offers modern Italian with wonderfully fresh local products and, best of all, the Osteria La Porta in Monticchiello, a tiny town just minutes from Pienza where Daria has definitely earned her Micheline stars.
Stay tuned for more on the stunning Val D’orcia and its iconic photo locations.
Jim + Magrit