Il Palagiaccio
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Savor the Best of The Tuscan Countryside
Along a country road and surrounded by Tuscany’s luscious rolling hills and vineyards lies Il Palagiaccio, an unassuming marketplace that is pure magic. I wander into the store that is filled with all of Italy’s finest: it's a wonderland of prosciutto's, aged Parmesan wheels, sausages strung from the ceiling and peppery, aromatic olive oils. It is a blast to all of the senses at once, a Tuscan Willy Wonka Factory. Step up to the counter and meet Gervasio, a fifty-something Italian with an apron, an Italian top hat of sorts and a warm smile. Communicate through mimework if you don't speak Italian, and let Gervasio build a masterpiece of cheeses, breads and meats custom-made just for you. Take your tray out to the stone-tiled picnic area, shaded by a large tree and a vine-wrapped wooden terrace, and let the love-affair begin. Whatever you do, save some room for the homemade gelato: with flavors like Fior de Ricotta, Amarena and beloved Stracciatella, Gervasio will dish up your selection of choice and put you in unadulterated culinary bliss.
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