Villa San Michele A luxurious hotel in a fifteenth-century monastery that overlooks Florence from the hills of Fiesole. The spectacular views make it worth a visit for lunch or a glass of wine on the terrace at sunset (4 Via Doccia, Fiesole; 011-39-055-567-82-00; doubles from $850).
Da Delfina In the village of Artimino just west of Florence, chef Carlo Cioni produces the traditional Tuscan cuisine of his mother, Delfina. (You might find her by the entrance before lunch shucking fava beans.) The terrace overlooks a bend in the Arno, and the food is deeply regional, including a deliciously dense ribollita, the classic Tuscan soup of leftover minestrone and bread. The wine list includes many of the best reds from nearby Carmignano (1 Via della Chiesa, Artimino; 011-39-055-871-81-19).