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Guidebook for Capalbio

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Guidebook for Capalbio

Food Scene
It is an old wooden cabana, now refurbished, with an enormous fire side, and typical local food . . . the price range is fair, as you may have a whole meal for about 30 euros. Not always open, reservation is advised. Not easy to find as it is just in the middle of the country and no indications. Give it a trial, you won't be disappointed
La Capanna Torre Palazzi
It is an old wooden cabana, now refurbished, with an enormous fire side, and typical local food . . . the price range is fair, as you may have a whole meal for about 30 euros. Not always open, reservation is advised. Not easy to find as it is just in the middle of the country and no indications. Give it a trial, you won't be disappointed
Excellent pasta dishes, about the best we know in the area. It is not cheap though, but definitely worth a visit.
Ristorante Il Tortello
9 Str. dell'Abbadia
Excellent pasta dishes, about the best we know in the area. It is not cheap though, but definitely worth a visit.
Stunning location, just on the lagoon the outside, perfect for both a family or a romantic dinner, with an old industrial looking the inside. Simple but good dinner, as they are the Fishermen of Orbetello Lagoon. Plastic dishes and glasses, take it or leave it, but absolutely worth at least for the location, and the typical preparations you will not find elsewhere.
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I Pescatori
9 Via Giacomo Leopardi
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locals recommend
Stunning location, just on the lagoon the outside, perfect for both a family or a romantic dinner, with an old industrial looking the inside. Simple but good dinner, as they are the Fishermen of Orbetello Lagoon. Plastic dishes and glasses, take it or leave it, but absolutely worth at least for the location, and the typical preparations you will not find elsewhere.
All in all, it has been in the last few years our favorite place where to go to have a dinner. Paola, the receptionist and daughter of the cook, it is a welcoming smiling person. All vegetables served are self produced, like the olive oil, we love alla salads, grilled vegetables, zucchine marinate, parmigiana di melanzane. A specialty is the chicken, tender and juicy but with fatless and crunchy skin. Also Pici or Spaghettini all'Aglione (garlic flavor) are a must. Prices are b/w 25 and 30 and if you tell Paola you're our guest you get a fair discount.
Podere Sant'Elena
All in all, it has been in the last few years our favorite place where to go to have a dinner. Paola, the receptionist and daughter of the cook, it is a welcoming smiling person. All vegetables served are self produced, like the olive oil, we love alla salads, grilled vegetables, zucchine marinate, parmigiana di melanzane. A specialty is the chicken, tender and juicy but with fatless and crunchy skin. Also Pici or Spaghettini all'Aglione (garlic flavor) are a must. Prices are b/w 25 and 30 and if you tell Paola you're our guest you get a fair discount.
Sightseeing
Beautiful middle age stone made small town, typical and well preserved, location of many historical movies. Don't forget the Basilica di San Pietro, and his crypt with 50 small columns al made one by one. It hosted several movie locations, among which in 1966, Mario Monicelli's L'armata Brancaleone; Otello by and with Orson Welles (1952), Uccellacci e Uccellini by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1966), Romeo e Giulietta by Franco Zeffirelli (1968), Nostalghia by Andrej Tarkovskij (1983), Francesco by Liliana Cavani (1989).
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Tuscania
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locals recommend
Beautiful middle age stone made small town, typical and well preserved, location of many historical movies. Don't forget the Basilica di San Pietro, and his crypt with 50 small columns al made one by one. It hosted several movie locations, among which in 1966, Mario Monicelli's L'armata Brancaleone; Otello by and with Orson Welles (1952), Uccellacci e Uccellini by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1966), Romeo e Giulietta by Franco Zeffirelli (1968), Nostalghia by Andrej Tarkovskij (1983), Francesco by Liliana Cavani (1989).
The town is the highest place in a huge area, the Castel's tower and the along-the-wall-walk offer a unique view on the cost, the inland, the Monte Argentario Peninsula. There are the best known restaurants around, too many to mention.
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Capalbio
57
locals recommend
The town is the highest place in a huge area, the Castel's tower and the along-the-wall-walk offer a unique view on the cost, the inland, the Monte Argentario Peninsula. There are the best known restaurants around, too many to mention.
A 2/3 hrs walk along creeks and bush, surrounded by the sudden appearing of the many Etruria tombs, ending on a small enchanting lake.
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Francois Grave and Archaeological Park of Vulci
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A 2/3 hrs walk along creeks and bush, surrounded by the sudden appearing of the many Etruria tombs, ending on a small enchanting lake.
Drinks & Nightlife
Shopping, restaurants, wine bar, strolling by
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locals recommend
Orbetello
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locals recommend
Shopping, restaurants, wine bar, strolling by
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locals recommend
Porto Ercole
36
locals recommend
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Porto Santo Stefano
34
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Essentials
The Supermarket Despair is a good food market especially for fruits and vegetables
Borgo Carige
The Supermarket Despair is a good food market especially for fruits and vegetables
The Supermarket Simply there is a good food market, especially for sheep cheese - specialty of the whole area - and wines and train station to Rome and Florence, 7 km away form us.
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Capalbio Scalo
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locals recommend
The Supermarket Simply there is a good food market, especially for sheep cheese - specialty of the whole area - and wines and train station to Rome and Florence, 7 km away form us.
The Coop Supermarket has good food market, especially for the meat
Pescia Romana
The Coop Supermarket has good food market, especially for the meat
The Supermarket Coop of Orbetello is a huge, modern fashionable market, the biggest of the area, and, mind, it is open non stop 8am-8pm, 365 days a year including holidays. This can be of some use, at times
Orbetello
The Supermarket Coop of Orbetello is a huge, modern fashionable market, the biggest of the area, and, mind, it is open non stop 8am-8pm, 365 days a year including holidays. This can be of some use, at times
Parks & Nature
Just fantastic
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Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort
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locals recommend
Just fantastic
Amazing
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Terme dei papi
12 Str. Bagni
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Amazing
Open recently, it is in our opinion the best Thermal resort in the area at present. Check their web site for prices and location. It takes exactly 30 minutes driving time from our gate, to reach there. Four big pools at decreasing temperature, a superb open and panoramic location, always fresh and windy, which with a water from 42 to 30 degrees is quite pleasant Bath robe towel son umbrella and sun bed are included in price. It is also possible to have drinks and good snacks at fair price. Please notice that with our coupon you'll have a discount on the entrance: 15€ instead of 17 in week days. Avoid week ends as it is crowded and go not later than 11/12 in the morning for the same reason.
11
locals recommend
Terme di Vulci - Glamping and Spa
11
locals recommend
Open recently, it is in our opinion the best Thermal resort in the area at present. Check their web site for prices and location. It takes exactly 30 minutes driving time from our gate, to reach there. Four big pools at decreasing temperature, a superb open and panoramic location, always fresh and windy, which with a water from 42 to 30 degrees is quite pleasant Bath robe towel son umbrella and sun bed are included in price. It is also possible to have drinks and good snacks at fair price. Please notice that with our coupon you'll have a discount on the entrance: 15€ instead of 17 in week days. Avoid week ends as it is crowded and go not later than 11/12 in the morning for the same reason.
Arts & Culture
The best preserved and beautifully color painted etruscan tombs
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Tomb of the Hunter - Etrurian Necropolis
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locals recommend
The best preserved and beautifully color painted etruscan tombs
Beautifully preserved medieval little town, good restaurants, nice view, the 3000/3500 years old olive tree, with carbonic based analysis method, it is considered older than Getsemani Garden!!!! https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivo_della_strega
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Magliano in Toscana
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locals recommend
Beautifully preserved medieval little town, good restaurants, nice view, the 3000/3500 years old olive tree, with carbonic based analysis method, it is considered older than Getsemani Garden!!!! https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivo_della_strega
The old siege of roman popes in the thirteen century, the 3 of September there is the traditional Macchina di Santa Rosa ceremony, during which a 30 meters tall, 5 tons heavy structure, especially built every year, is transported all along the town even into small streets, by one hundred strong men. The UNESCO declared this, in 2013, belonging to "Intangible World Heritage"
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Viterbo
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The old siege of roman popes in the thirteen century, the 3 of September there is the traditional Macchina di Santa Rosa ceremony, during which a 30 meters tall, 5 tons heavy structure, especially built every year, is transported all along the town even into small streets, by one hundred strong men. The UNESCO declared this, in 2013, belonging to "Intangible World Heritage"