Trattoria Il Leccio (Sant’Angelo in Colle)
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Trattoria Il Leccio (Sant’Angelo in Colle)

My favorite small medieval hill town, among the vineyards of one of the worlds’ greatest wines Brunello, this tiny, circular, little-visited jewel has the most amazing views from east to west. Lit by sunlight or moonlight, the great volcano, the valley below, and the hills beyond must be seen. The sunsets are the best, so plan your dinner around it, while tasting some of the finest local Brunello in the adjoining wine bar. The restaurant of a dozen tables is quaint and loved, with walls of stone, and an ancient, charming wine cellar. From spring until fall, with the tables outside in the town’s postage stamp-sized piazza, the moon rising, and the church bell ringing the hours above you, it all seems like an overdone opera set. Except it isn’t. It’s real.

The food prepared by the father and son team of Gianfranco and Lucca, is always super fresh and traditional with small elegant twists. The plate of appetizers is a must, as are the handmade ravioli with baby sage and handmade pinci with black cabbage, bacon, and tomatoes. And the torta della nonna doused with reduced wild berry sauce and a bit of wine is perfect.

A post-dinner walk around the town’s walls will complete an evening you won’t forget.

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