Our outing for the day was to check out the Ristorante Pulcino Fattoria, and of course another meal! We stopped by the Ercolani Cantina first for a quick wine and olive oil sampling to get our appetites going.
At Ristorante Pulcino Fattoria, you walk through a very simple entrance and step back in time… Amazing antique furniture that has probably been sitting there for centuries drew my eyes, along with the wide variety of wine, oil and other food products available for sale. Even if you don’t go to eat, this is a great place to shop.
They have a large formal dining area that can accommodate large groups, and a casual terrace with a view, where we ate.
After we placed our order, we went downstairs to explore their history museum and art gallery area.
Ahh, food… Wally went for the meat trio and I had the pasta. Very tasty!
As we checked out, the owner introduced herself and I bought one of her hand-painted ornaments with a bee and flowers as a souvenir. She donates the money to a charity – she was so sweet! Our next stop was a visit to the Church of San Biagio, built between 1518 and 1545, which we had an excellent view of from our Villa Mazzi across the little valley.
There’s a restaurant beside the church that is highly recommended for dinner, but we didn’t get around to trying it. Next time!
Back at Villa Mazzi, here was our view of San Biagio and Montepulciano at different times of the day…
Ahhh… che bella!