Non vegetarian Foodies flock to the antica Macerlleria Cecchini in Panzano to sit at the feet of "Dante-quoting" butcher Dario Cecchini. He puts out meaty treats. Party in a butcher shop? Why not? Besides, at Dario's place, you can actually eat from a vegetarian menu if you'd like.
And if you want a little taste of the experience, see Feasting at the Officina della Bistecca.
The map shows the location of Dario's butcher shop and restaurants, all grouped together in Panzano in Chianti. Park you car on the outskirts, and enjoy the little town center as you make the way there. It's worth it.
Panzano Travel Toolbox
Panzano in Chianti has a very lively Sunday market in the growing season. It's in the heart of Chianti Classico region, so it makes a great base for exploring the heart of Tuscany between Florence and Siena.
How to Get to Panzano
Route 222, the scenic "Chiantigiana" highway passing through the Chianti wine area gets you to Panzano from either Florence or Siena. It passes right by the Antica Macelleria Cecchini; you'll see it on your left if you're coming from the direction of Florence. It's a 35 minute drive from Florence.
Where to Stay
Panzano isn't a large town, so there are no humongous hotels. There are, however, a few B&Bs and agroturismi in the area.
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Join the famous "Dante-quoting" butcher Dario Cecchini and cookbook author Judy Witt Francini as Divina Cucina celebrates her cookbook "Secrets from my Tuscan Kitchen".