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Bank (Banca): From the house, go down hill towards the village, at the roundabout, take the second exist towards the main road. The Monte di Paschi bank is on the corner. It has a 24 hour autobank machine.
Petrol Station (Benzinaio): At the main road in San Giustino, turn right. The IP petrol station is on your left after approx 500m. It is 24 hour (self service when closed). There is another petrol station at Castiglion Fibocchi, turn left at the main road in San Giustino, continue for approx 5 kms and the petrol station is on your right (bar, self service, car wash)
Post Office (Posta): Follow road down to the village. Turn left at the main road. The post office is on the right after 100m. Closes at 1pm.
Bread Shop (Panificio): There is a bread shop called "La Spiga" up a little lane opposite the post office. The supermarket also has fresh local bread.
Supermarket (Supermercato): The closest supermarket is in San Giustino, follow the road downhill til you get to the main road. Turn right and after 25 metres the Punto SMA supermarket is on your left. It has most essentials (butcher, bread,veg, wine etc). The bigger Coop supermarkets are slightly further away. One is in Terranuova. As you come into Terranuova the "Co op" is signposted, take a right turn, follow the road up the hill, curve round to the right and the supermarket is on the left. The "Iper Co op" hypermarket in Montevarchi is big and has many other products besides foodstuffs. Follow signs for Montevarchi then signs for "Iper Coop". You’ll see it off the roundabout. Turn left, then right and first left for the underground car park. There is another Ipercoop in Arezzo, at the main road in San Giustino turn left, follow the road for Arrezzo and after approx 20 mins you'll come to a big roundabout, a multiplex cinema is on the left take the right for the IperCoop. Note - Food shops often close Wed. afternoons (except IperCoops). Other shops close half day or all day Mondays. Sunday opening varies but generally it is best to plan around them being closed.
Chemist (Farmacia): Follow the road down to the village, at the main road turn left, go along the main street until the road curves round to the left, just after, turn right at the bus shelter. In chemist is at the end of the piazza (next to Bar Marisa).
Bar: Next door to the chemist. Bar Marisa sells some of the best ice cream in the world, also sells cakes, sandwiches etc. Outside seating. At weekends in summer it gets so busy you need to take a ticket and queue for ice cream.
Ice Cream Shop: As above.
Pub: Follow road downhill to the village. At the main road turn left. Go along the main street for approx. 100m. The Fox's Inn is on your right. It looks like a "real" pub.
Emergency Doctor/hospital (Pronto Soccorso: Best to go to the casualty dept.(Pronto Soccorso), in the local hospital, Ospedale del Valdarno "S. Maria alla Gruccia" Montevarchi. Follow directions for the Ipercoop, Just before the supermarket you'll see signs for the hospital on your right. There is always someone who speaks English.
Local markets: There is a very small local market in San Giustino on Friday morning. Loro Ciuffenna has a slightly bigger market on Monday mornings (good for fruit and veg). There are also bigger markets at Terranuova on Friday. A couple of the best and biggest markets are San Giovanni and Arezzo on Saturdays.
Tuscan food is famous worldwide and the San Giustino and surrounding area has many excellent restaurants serving delicious local dishes. Here are a few of our favourites to try.
Osteria del Borro
Loc. Borro 8
Tel 055 977115 Closed Wednesday
La Luna nel Pozzo
Loc. Gello Biscardo 4
Tel: 055 977933 or 347 8534295
Osteria del'Oca Satolla
Via Vitereta 57
Tel: 0575 894650
P. della Vittoria 13
Tel 0575 420 999
Loc. Paterna 96
Tel 055 977497
V. Sette Ponti 18
Tel 055 9172116
Tel: 055 9172705 Closed Monday
Tel: 055 9172067 Closed Saturday afternoon.
The hotel restaurant on the roundabout at the beginning of Loro Ciuffenna.
Il Canto del Maggio
Tel: 055 9705147 Closed Monday
On the way down towards Terranuova Bracciolini. The medieval village “La Penna” lies up on the right of the main road and the restaurant is in the centre of the village. They have a garden surrounded by olive trees and aromatic plants.
Tel: 055 9172032 Closed Monday
Sits just under the Arch on the main road through the centre of Loro Ciuffenna.
Il Conte Max
Tel: 055 9172770 Closed Tuesday
Loc. Moncioni 83
Tel 055 9702245
Osteria di Rendola
Fraz. Rendola 87
Tel 055 9707491
52028 Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)
Looks like a local bar, but inside the food is superb, good prices too.
Pizzeria "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
V. Fausto Coppi 3/A
San Giustino Valdarno
Tel 055 9772700
Part of the local sports centre, recently refurbished, now has a bar as well as a restaurant/pizzeria. Good pizzas, good fish.
12, Via Verdi Giuseppe 12
S.Giustino Valdarno, AR 52024
Tel 055 977134
Pizzeria “Ai 4 Gatti”
San Clemente in Valle
Tel: 055 9704110 Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
San Clemente is a small mountain village up above Loro Ciuffenna. The pizzeria is in a restored stone house in the centre of the village and serves pasta dishes and pizzas. Pretty décor, homely atmosphere and good food. Parking also available just before the little bridge. Saturdays and Sundays are very busy, booking recommended.
If you need any other local information before or during your holiday at La Posticcia, please feel free to contact us.