Discover Molina di Quosa!
If you enjoy being out the open, eating excellent traditional food and relaxing “ar fresco”, as the many regular visitors like to say, you must visit this hill near Molina di Quosa and the restaurant at the top: 4 Venti Trattoria.
I get to Molina di Quosa at 10.30 am and park the car in the small central square. It’s a beautiful day with a gentle Spring breeze.
The walk starts along Via dei Molini, a narrow steep road that climbs up the hill among farmhouses and mills for about 2 km.
After this first leg I continue along the “new”road , which you could take with the car from the bottom of the hill.
I pass the hamlet of Ciapino on my left and I stop to admire the sweeping vineyard on a gentle slope and the small church on the right, surrounded by holly oaks, cypresses and acacias. Along the road there are wonderful views. If the sky is clear you see the where the land meets the sea and the islands.
I go on and pass the memorial monument to Fallen Soldiers at “La Romagna”.
And now to the best past: the 4 Venti Trattoria. It’s an old farmhouse where the owners have been serving local food for at least two generations. It’s possible to eat inside, in a homely environment with a fireplace, or outside on the large terrace.
Trattoria ai 4 Venti
Via Panoramica Molina di Quosa, 109
56017 – San Giuliano Terme (PI)
+39 050 850109
They serve traditional Tuscan food: cured meats, cheeses and marinated vegetables for appetizers, followed by first courses with meat and mushrooms, second courses of local game and porcini mushrooms when in season, rounded off with homemade cakes.
Naturally accompanied by local wines and liquors.
I won’t say anymore, because if you have never been I’m sure that you will enjoy this experience immensely.
© Photo: gbarbuts