The restaurant La Locanda del Castello in San Giovanni d’Asso is a magical experience. Location is half an hour south of Siena. The setting at the ancient castle is romantic under the wide vaulted ceilings. During the season the outdoor balcony and the covered terrace are best places for dining. Lots of care and talent went into the furnishings and decoration. The tables are large and spaced far apart allowing for privacy. Food is cooked with flair, the menu is creative while still local and seasonal. You should order their delicious truffle pasta since this is the location of the annual truffle festival in November. Massimo is the owner and a charming host. You can have a lunch or dinner to remember at this fine restaurant in the heart of Tuscany! Tel. +39 0577 802939. Closed on Tuesdays. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 4 – San Giovanni d’Asso.