Valeria Piccini


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Valeria’s classroom

  • Words by Raffaella Prandi
  • Photos by Sofie Delauw

Da Caino trattoria, thanks to that young woman’s talent, has become one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country. Two Michelin stars have sparkled for fourteen years over the sky of Montemerano, the medieval village in the Maremma Grossetana area and location of the Relais & Chateaux chain that includes Caino. But it is the echoes of an ancient past and of solid Tuscan bases that characterise the most authentic aspects of its current menu. Like the trio of classic Florentine tripe, lampredotto (cow’s stomach) and warm tripe salad; so perfect that it could be a banner for Made in Tuscany raised around the world.

Valeria has gone forward by always looking back, with balance, wisdom and sensitivity.

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