To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 39 (country code for Italy) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Agriturismo Il Sasso, 38 San Lorenzo, Anghiari; 0575-787-078, http://www.agriturismoilsasso.it. Inn in a Tuscan farmhouse about five miles south of Sansepolcro, with a swimming pool and dining room. Doubles from about $112, with breakfast.
Graziella Patio Hotel, 23 Via Cavour, Arezzo; 0575-401-962, http://www.hotelpatio.it. Near the Church of San Francesco with seven charming rooms on three floors. Doubles from about $180, including breakfast.
Locanda del Giglio, 60 Via Luca Pacioli, Sansepolcro; 0575-742-033, http://www.ristorantefiorentino.it. B&B in the historic center of Sansepolcro with four snug, renovated rooms above one of the town's best restaurants (see below). Doubles start at about $106, with breakfast.
WHERE TO EAT
Buca di San Francesco, 1 Via San Francesco, Arezzo; 0575-23271, is in a 14th century cellar and serves hearty regional fare, including rabbit stew and beautiful pastas. About $30, not including wine.
Ristorante Fiorentino, 60 Via Luca Pacioli, Sansepolcro; 0575-742-033, http://www.ristorantefiorentino.it. Delightful, old-fashioned restaurant dating from 1807 with a menu featuring homemade pastas and meat, plus a staggering dessert table. About $40 for three courses, not including wine.
TO LEARN MORE
Italian Government Tourist Board, http://www.italiantourism.comCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times