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Up in Colle Val d’Elsa, the spotlight is on Ristorante Arnolfo where the Trovato brothers offer the very best in Italian cuisine, with 2 well earned Michelin stars. For the fabulous tasting menu’s multitude of small courses, expect to pay over 100 euros per person, and you can also order a’ la carte. Peruse their excellent wine list. Make your reservation well in advance when you plan to drive to San Gimignano or Volterra, and spend a few hedonistic hours soaking up the marvels of their tasting menu. Food is elevated to a fine art, service is professional, dining room is simple and light, with terrace seating as well, and smart casual dressing would be appropriate. Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday. Via XX Settembre 50, center of the upper old town. 0577-920-549 www.arnolfo.com ($$$)*