Hidden on the edge of a ridge, the Osteria senza l'Oste welcomes all visitors and offers a mix of refreshments for weary travelers at every hour.
No one is inside ready to serve; instead, a rusty little fridge stocked with a collection of bottles of Prosecco, along with a basket of salami and cheese is tucked in the corner.
A list of suggested prices for items is nearby and so is a locked box where visitors can leave the Euro for items consumed -- entirely on an honor system. Entirely.
Of course, the novelty of a place like this is the draw, but so is the atmosphere and sweeping vistas.
A place for men folk to ponder life ...
... and a place for children to breathe fresh air and play under ancient trees.
I haven't found a wealth of information about this site in English, but here and here are a couple of articles in Italian. Without posted signs, it can be a bit tricky to find in the hills of the Santo Stefano area, even with 2 GPS units!