Macelleria Scroccario in Pienza, is a butcher shop and the aroma from within beckoned. No, I do not have a strange obsession with meat; it was the pig roast that was being carved that called. As my husband and I walked by Marcelleria Scroccario we immediately stopped as the scent hit our noses and we looked at each other and knew we had to find out what was producing this scent. When we entered we were a little surprised to be in a butcher shop but not deterred. We saw the pig roast and asked for a sandwich which my husband and I shared, just to taste, and I have to say it was one of the best sandwiches I have ever had; nothing but pork and bread, simple. Well, it turned out that one sandwich was not enough. We decided that this was going to be lunch. We ordered two sandwiches and two drinks and we were on our way, however we wanted to relax and really enjoy this Panini. Walking about a block or so south from Macelleria Scroccario we arrived at a pathway which overlooks the countryside and we spotted a bench where we were able to sit and relax with our lunch.
TIP: While I love to eat out and try new foods, sometimes when travelling eating at restaurants becomes tiringand can be an expensive. One of the first times I went to Italy with my mom she suggested that we buy some meats, cheeses, bread, fruit, and wine and make a meal instead of going to another restaurant. To this day I always try to do this at least once during my stay. It is a great way to shop at the local markets and if the hotel you are staying at offers a terrace or private balcony this can be a particularly relaxing way to enjoy the evening.
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