Last minute in Siena

In the heart of Terra di Siena you find a perfect, essential landscape consisting of hills, erosion furrows, the winding course of the river and cypresses which, in isolation, crown the high ground or, in ordered rows, follow the progression of the roads. On the hills, hamlets and isolated monuments of extraordinary charm overlook oak woods, olive groves and vineyards where Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano are produced. And close to Montepulciano and the Sensory SPA in Chianciano Termel’Agriturismo Pratovecchio is waiting for you also for a 2 nights stay with a special 10% discount from 14th April to 17th June.
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Last minute in Siena

Holiday for Children in Tuscany

The beauty of Tuscany and the richness of its environment make it the ideal place for a relaxina and educative holiday. Staying in an educative farm is ideal to let your children learn about organic farming and the natural world. The ideal holiday for children so that they can enjoy country living while having fun. The Contea di Scorgiano is in possession of the family for centuries, it is situated in green hills of Tuscany, in the Montagnola Senese, between the villages of Monteriggioni and Casole d’Elsa: an extentension of over 500 hectares of wood, grassland and sown grounds. They produce wheat, barley, oats, maize, sunflowers and alfalfa from organic agriculture. They raise Cinta Seenese pigs in the semi-wild. The meat is worked and transformed into cold-meat specialties. The educational farm Scorgiano focuses on the main aspects of farm life

 

The aim is to give kids a firsthand experience of life on the farm. You will be able to visit the pigs’ fences, the donkeys Micci Amiatini, and the goats Diavolo and Lulù that recently gave birth to 2 nice small goats Cip and Ciop, that will remain in the farm with their parents to welcome the guests’ and their kids.
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Holiday for Children in Tuscany

Culinary spring in the Crete Senesi

If you are going to plan a holiday during the end of April and coming month of May, there is a nice culinary surprise you might not have taken into consideration, but really worth taking part to. After several years of success, starting with the long weekend of April 25, the Flavors of Crete Senesi enogastronomic fair near Siena will be back to promote and let you discover the delicious artichokes of Chiusure, the Pecorino cheese of Asciano and the Patron Saint Isidoro of Arbia. The town of Asciano is the one that most promotes and sponsors the event, due to its long lasting cheese making tradition.

There will be four week-ends starting from early April until mid-May to taste these Tuscan delicacies and experience true folkloric fairs. Open street markets will also enrich each weekend. Asciano will also propose wine tastings, shows and exhibitions, folk games of ancient origins, poetry corners, live music entertainment and excursions in the area.

The very first weekend will be in Chiusure to celebrate the taste of its renown artichokes, with traditional Tuscan folk singers roaming the streets of town performing their music, like it used to be in the past. On the same week-end bike lovers will be able to enjoy a friendly ride through the Crete Senesi, in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The stroll will go from Chiusure and Torrenieri. On that Sunday a trek out for children will also be organized.

On the first weekend of May the event moves to Arbia to celebrate the town’s patron, Saint Isidore. On the following weekend Asciano will celebrate in the square with its delicious local Pecorino cheese and other cheeses of Crete Senesi and from the Val di Chiana, paired with local wines. On this occasion there will also be demonstrations and workshops on cheese making and guided tastings.

The Nature Train, Treno Natura, will be available on the first and the last days of celebration. The train employs vintage cars on formerly used, but well kept, railroeads to visit the picturesque area of the Crete Senesi.

You should not miss this event. It is an important folkloric fair giving you a special opportunity to appreciate the Crete Senesi with all its flavors, aromas and colors, culture and hospitality.

 

Culinary spring in the Crete Senesi

Holiday in Chianti Classico

Chianti, as the gentle hills and valleys between Florence and Siena are called, produces some of the country’s best wines. The most well-known is Chianti Classico. It’a a land of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. Among them stand romanesque churches, known as Pievi, and the many castles of Florentine and Sienese warlords: one of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the cradle of one of the most celebrated wines, ideal for an holiday in Tuscany. But Chianti is not only beautiful wine and unforgettable scenaries, but also warm hospitality. Filippo and Giampaolo Stefanelli, fulfilling an old promise made to their grandfather, manage their Agriturismo with a clear and ambitious project in their mind: creating a farmhouse in Chianti that is able to to make the guests re-discover forgotten flavours and sounds, unimaginable landscapes and the colours of the Tuscan countryside that recognizes only who loves this territory as much as they do. The farm, located in the heart of Chianti, is mainly characterized by a small wine production of excellent quality. The Chianti Classico Spadaio e Piecorto 2008 has, in fact, received the coveted, but often only dreamed, 3 red galsses by Gambero Rosso in the “Italian Wines” guide. They don’t produce only wine but also a godd extravergin olive oil “Terre del Chianti Classico” DOP.


Respect and love and the patient waiting of the seasons is the recipe that Filippo and Giampaolo follow to produce their wine and olive oil. A feeling that shines through the welcoming to those who decide to spend their holiday at Agriturismo Piecorto,
a small village that has been built on he rests of an antique fortress of the Florentine Republic of the 12th century. It is situated on a flat crest that is crossed by an old Roman road.

To discover Agriturismo Piecorto and its beauties and to book you holiday in the heart of Chianti Classico you can visit http://www.chiantiferie.net/inglese/dettaglio-strutture.php?test=23

Holiday in Chianti Classico

Holiday in Tuscany

Hardly, in another part of Italy, history is present as in Val d’Elsa: not only for the architecture that resists intact in at least three conspicuous places: San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Colle. In Val d’Elsa history is a living book, where flipping its pages is to chat with people, to smell its perfumes, to enchante with its landscapes, that you will be able to admire just opening the windows of each apartment at La Pieve di San Martino, the 13th century parish Church restored by Mauro and Alessandra Pineschi, that allows its customers to spend an unforgettable stay in Tuscany. La Pieve di San martino, among the Tuscan hills, is the ideal place for a holiday in Tuscany, as, thank to its central position, you’ll be able to visit, without changing accommodation every day, the essential spots for a perfect holiday in Tuscany, Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra, il Chianti. And the evening, after a long day visiting villages and castles, vineyards and museums, you will be able to relax on the terrace or at the pool drinking a glass of wine or just looking at the breathtaking sunset. it’s really possible for those who stay at La Pieve di San Martino to breathe deeply the “air of the past” but with all the modern comforts. The incomparable Tuscan landscape, the lush green of the spring, the sun and the golden light of the summer are the setting of this place. Alessandro, Mauro and their son Marco try to spend much time as possible with their guests, organizing, when it is possible, nice dinners all together with Mauro’s Barbecue, good wine, and the genuine farm’s extravergin olive oil.

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Holiday in Tuscany

Truffles of Tuscany

A full month (10 March- 9April) dedicated to the Marzuolo Truffle

March smells like truffles in San Giovanni d’Asso which hosts the Marzuolo Truffle Market-Fair, “Marzo Marzuolo,”. The whole month is dedicated to lovers of this precious tuber – a jewel of a truffle set between the biancane and calanchi truffles – who will have the chance to taste it paired with the typical flavours of the Crete Senesi region.

Tastings will be possible throughout the month (truffle and chocolate with Vinsanto Saturday 10 March, truffle and Spumante on Sunday 18 March, Truffle and Orcia DOC and white wines on Sunsay 11 and 25 March. Reservation required), as well as the opportunity to partake in truffle hunts in the surrounding countryside. Restaurants will offer dishes with fresh marzuolo truffle, and restaurants in San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi will offer truffle-themed menus on three consecutive week-ends.

And the end on 7 and 9 April the “Easter Eco Trail”.

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Truffles of Tuscany