One of the best things about holidays is sampling the local food, whether its Michelin grade dishes, finger-licking street food or uncovering the local delicacies — appetising or not. We know how important it is for some of our guests to be within walking distance of a local restaurant or two, so we’ve compiled a list below of places where our fantastic holiday properties are within walking distance of equally fantastic restaurants.
Campino, Italian Lakes
A small village on the outskirts of Stresa, Campino is a lovely quaint place to visit. There are two restaurants in the village; Settimon Cielo and La Rampolina. Both are highly reviewed and have stunning vistas over the lake. We can’t think of a better way to spend an evening.
Baveno, Italian Lakes
Located on the west shore of Lake Maggiore, this historic town has numerous restaurants fir visitors to choose from. There’s the incredible Ristorante Amelie, serving fantastic michelin-worthy dishes, and Vistaqua — which has a breathtakingly stunning views over Lake Maggiore. If you can catch a sunset here, you won’t be disappointed.
Foodies are spoilt for choice in the ancient hill town of Spello, where visitors can choose from close to forty places to eat. From the vaulted brick ceilings of Enoteca Properzio and La Cantina, to the panoramic views of the Umbrian valley from the terrace of Ristorante Porta Venere, the restaurants truly capture Italian food at its finest.
Whilst Paciano might be a small town, it certainly makes up for it in restaurants. If you didn’t fancy cooking dinners, you could spend a week here and not go to the same restaurant twice. There’s Ristorante Il Poderaccio, which serves amazing seafood, Locanda Manfredi with panoramic views of Trasimeno lake and sublime fresh food, and Osteria La Loggetta which boasts truly authentic flavours on its menu.
We should also mention La Sosta Di Giano — a great bar with a wide selection of beers, wines, whiskeys and liqueurs. They also serve authentic Italian coffee, with tables in the main square.
Of course we couldn’t write this without mentioning Florence. Famed for its wealth of architecture, art and history it also will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to dining decisions — there are hundreds of places to go when you’re feeling peckish. There’s Fermento 1889, which serves incredible Italian pizzas, and Bottega Conviviale — a fabulous wine bar which makes a great lunchtime treat.
Not inspired by any of the above? You can also walk to restaurants from any of these splendid properties in the Italian Lakes: