Luca’s House is in Pescina of Seggiano, on Monte Amiata , in Podere Barbaglia , an old country small-holding dating back to the 19th century. Built entirely in stone it has been renovated respecting the typical architectural characteristics of the area blended with touches of artistic masonry. The result is a small ‘village’ whose rustic hospitality has grown over the years so that an ‘agriturismo’ or farmhouse accommodation , has been created. Two apartments are also available for long or short stays for a total of 14-16 people, with a sauna and whirlpool. The agriturismo, that here we offer , is compoused by 2 connected apartments Petra and Fonte: 3 bedrooms, a large living room with a thermal fireplace, two bathrooms and a small kitchen. It is good for 6 people plus children. Alternatively, the two apartments of the ‘agriturismo’ can be separated, each with its own entrance.
Ciliegio and Brezza are the other apartment of Luca's House.
WiFi connection is avaible inside the house and in the garden. Well accept pets. We are close to termal places as : S. Filippo, Bagni Vignone, Petriolo, and also to winter ski slopes.
The small-holding is in the midst of the countryside, surrounded by the biologically cultivated fields of the farm and by pine and chestnut woods that are typical of the area. It ‘s not unusual to see roe deer crossing the fields at sunset or the more timid porcupines or badgers or wild boar or even a furtive fox. The area it is completely uncontaminated and visitors can see all types of birds in the trees as well as falcons and buzzards circling up in the sky, watch the fireflies in summer and little clouds of butterflies in spring. The place is ideal for bird-watching enthusiasts, trekkers, mountain bikers and not far practicing paragliding. Ideal to stage Photo Tour, or to get your artistic shots.
The surrounding area:
Located in the area where the Maremma and the Val D’Orcia Nature Park meet, Mount Amiata is an ancient volcano (1774 m.) with an abundance of underground thermal waters. People can ski at the top of the mountain whose slopes reach down to the outskirts of the Argento coast.
Skiing: the ski slopes are about 10 minutes by car from the farm. In winter there are several kilometers of slopes equipped with two chair lifts and ski lifts.
The closest thermal bath (20 minutes by car) is at San Filippo; in the area there are thermal baths at Bagni Vignone or San Casciano up to those at Petriolo and Saturnia.
Mount Amiata has always been a crossroads of intense spiritual activity thanks to its churches and to the Via Francigena which flanks it in the north. At the beginning of the 19th century it witnessed the rise of David Lazzaretti’s social-Christian community on
Mount Labro. At the moment it is home to Merigar, the seat of the Dzogchen Community, one of the biggest Tibetan Buddhist centres in Italy whose monuments attract tourists from all over the world every year.
In the area of Seggiano and Pescina you can visit the Spoerri Garden, a museum of contemporary art created by Daniel Spoerri which attracts an international audience.
From Santa Fiora and Arcidosso to Pienza and Montepulciano there is a succession of medieval villages and Renaissance towns to visit and numerous local activities in any season.
We stayed at luca's in the middle of our honeymoon! Great place and relaxing! Amazing sunset! He even cooked some pizzas on the wood fire oven which we super enjoyed ! Thanks Luca for the hospitality!!!
Luca was an amazing host ! Letting us do laundry, hosting us for his birthday dinner and giving great advise for what to do and where to go. He has a really special spot hidden in a chestnut forest.
We had a wonderful time at Luca's house, located on the lower slopes of Monte Amiata. The surrounding area is the most beautiful part of Tuscany I have ever seen, forested with chestnut and olive trees, small non touristy hill towns, and a hot spring 20 minutes away. The house has a warm, rustic feel, well equipped kitchen with gas stove, a fireplace and central heating. The grounds outside are also thoughtfully cared for, reminiscent of a zen garden. I would recommend staying here if you desire peace, and hope to return myself one day.
Luca was a great host and did even pick us up in the village below, as our GPS just couldn't find his place. No surprise, as his house is quite remote from the village, but wow is it amazing and beautiful! If you are looking for an escape this is the place for you. The house is clean and spacious and the gardens are beautiful, overlooking Tuscany with undescribable sunsets. I can't wait to return to this beautiful place.
Lucas house war der zweite stop unserer toskana Rundreise.
Luca war sehr nett, versorgte uns mit Infos der Umgebung und hat mitten in der Natur am Fuße des Vulkans ein wunderbares Haus, mit toller Einrichtung, perfekt in den alten Bauernhof integriert!
Leider hatten wir etwas Pech mit dem Wetter, doch der Kamin hat uns schöne warme Abende beschert!
Die Umgebung ist sehr interessant, der Gipfel des Mount Amiata leider übersäht mit Antennen doch der Wald und die umliegenden Dörfer und Thermen machen die Umgebung wirklich sehenswert!
Der Hof ist gut mit dem PKW zu erreichen und man lebe in völliger Ruhe.
Danke für die tolle zeit bei dir!
It is on a mountain top over looking the tuscan hills and the sun/moon/stars are quite gorgeous up there.
This is the place to go if you are looking to be away from things for a while. It isn't close to any of the major Tuscan cities (Siena/Montepulciano/Montalcino are at least 1 hour drive b/c the roads are winding and not always easy to traverse), but that's just fine. It's a reason to drive through the Tuscan landscape and stop on the side of the road to pick grapes!
It is close to some of the thermal baths which are wonderful and free!
Wi-fi was not reliable.
Directions to Luca's house were not good. To get there, you need to drive south from Pescina and turn left (East) on the first major road about 500 meters from Pescina. Once you do that Luca's house is about 2 kilometers up the mountain.
The driveway at Luca's house is not in the best shape, so watch out if you are driving a smaller car that sits low to the ground.
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I'm not born here ,but Monte Amiata conquested me several hear ago, I'm still here to live, paint and work in this wonderful area.
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