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Chocolate valley

In the area between Pisa and Prato, including Montopoli, Monsummano Terme and Agliana, a great quality artisanal production of chocolate has developed.


chocolate valleyIn the area between Pisa and Prato, including Montopoli, Monsummano Terme and Agliana, a great quality artisanal production of chocolate has developed. Indeed, it is here that the internationally renowned chocolatiers meet, together with other new generation artisans that will keep up the standard in the future. Talking about quality chocolate means talking about Federico Salza of Pisa, Simone de Castro of Montopoli (Pisa), Andrea Slitti of Monsummano Terme (Pistoia), Corsini of Pistoia, the pioneer of chocolate in Tuscany Roberto Catinari, not to mention the world champion of patisserie Luca Mannori, from Prato. During the month of January these masters, and others, took part in the display “Cioccolosità – La qualità del cioccolato toscano” (the quality of Tuscan chocolate), created to promote and highlight the great black gold of the area, which is described by the specialized press as the “Chocolate Valley”


Accommodations in the area

  • Agriturismo Cesani Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Cesani
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
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  • La Lastra Farmhouse Siena Siena La Lastra
    In the hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, just 2kms away from the medieval centre of Siena, our Visit with Wine Tasting Vine, Wine and Life is an experience to grasp the emotion
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  • Agriturismo la Lucciolaia Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo la Lucciolaia
    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
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  • La Pieve Farmhouse Colle Val D'Elsa Siena La Pieve
    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
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  • Marignolle relais & charme Hotel Firenze Florence Marignolle relais & charme
    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
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  • Residenza d'Epoca I Pini Historical house Camaiore Lucca Residenza d'Epoca I Pini
    Historical house HOTEL I PINI : In Lido di Camaiore in Tuscany 100 meters from the sea only, a place of serenity and charm in Versilia!
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  • Agriturismo Marciano Farmhouse Siena Siena Agriturismo Marciano
    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
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