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 Jacuzzi. 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.
Luca's house is beautiful!!!! One of the most unique AirBnB listings I've ever stayed at. We had a great time at this farm house and it has such a cute, artsy, farm feel. It has beautiful architecture with exposed timber and thick stone walls. There are awesome views into the valley from the front yard and the house is really picturesque itself. It is also in a great location- remote enough that we felt we were getting away from the city (we're from the United States but living in Rome) but close to so many things. There are a lot of nearby medieval towns, hot springs, wildlife reserves and farms but it is also close to Sienna and Grosetto for day trips. We got to experience a part of Italy that not many tourists know about and this house was a great central location. It was also well equipped for cooking (gas stove, full sized fridge) which is nice and very clean. Luca was really helpful pointing out neat nearby areas to go to (Sorano and Sovana are very cool towns) and maintaining the house. When the outdoor lightbulb burned out the first night he had it replaced by the next morning. Great home, great host and GREAT LOCATION!! The Maremma is a great place to visit!
When I arrived at Lucas house I felt, it's right that I'm here and I already knew I would enjoy my time for sure! The house is not just nice, it’s beautiful. By the way, of course you will find everything what you need, it’s clean, everything is prepared and well done. And Luca is maybe the best host I have ever had. :-)
Thanks for everything Luca! Our week with Luca at his farmhouse provided us with a unique opportunity to experience the true Tuscan experience. Luca has done a wonderful job in maintaining the character and integrity of the original structure throughout his renovations.
Although very remote, we were able to get to many Tuscan treasures in 30-60 minutes. There are numerous local points of interest that we took in, in addition to more of the popular destinations. We visited Siena, Montalcino, Pisa, Monte Amiata and Porto Ercole (on the Mediterranean coast).
Luca was a very gracious host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at his farmhouse. Grazie mille, Luca!
Staying at Luca's house was a real highlight or our trip to Italy. The location was beautiful and blissfully quiet--as Luca put it, the house is in one of the last truly rural, wild areas of Tuscany. The apartment is more of a house, and for a couple, it was roomy and very comfortable. Our only regret is that we wish we had had a chance to chat with Luca more, including about the excellent renovation work he has done on the cottage. Staying there made for a relaxing and refreshing break from visiting large, crowded cities. I definitely recommend his house to those who like rustic country cabins or cottages.
Luca's house is located in an amazing setting and he is a great host. The House is very comfortable with a beautiful porch, nice living room, full kitchen, modern bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms. The house is located on a mountain in the Tuscan country side close to charming villages with amazing restaurants. Luca has taken great pride in the renovation and design of his House and it is a great location from where to explore Tuscany. We look forward to returning in the future.
We stayed at Lucas's house for a week at the beginning of April with 2 couples and 2 kids. The house is as described. It is an old house which has been renovated. A lot of charm. The landscape is superb. It is off the beaten path but that is the reason we were there. There are many one day trip to make within a short distance including Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Castiglione d'Orcia. It is also nice to spend time around the house in the backyard. It is just a little more expensive than we thought to heat but we were there in the beginning of spring. Luca is also a great host! I warmly recommend it!
We absolutely loved Luca's place. We stayed a week and our five year old son and 17 month old daughter had a wonderful time. Luca was a great host and was very helpful in giving us ideas on what to visit, etc. He also shared dinner with us and we now consider him a very close friend (we are actually having dinner with him tonight in Rome).
We would highly recommend staying at Luca's place. We have been traveling through Italy for 3 months now and it was by far the best value and the most fun we have had at any place we have stayed at so far.
Thank you Luca for sharing your wonderful home with us.
We arrived to Luca's place.
Luca welcomed us and showed us his AMAZING place!
We stayed for a week.
During this week, we had a few dinners (BBQ, Pasta...) with Luca and his very cute family.
During the whole time, Luca took very good care of us, recommended points, trips and restaurants around the area.
One of my best vacations ever.
Many many thanks Luca!
We had a GREAT time and hope to see you again in the future!
We spent two weeks traveling from Milano to Roma and our night at Luca's house was THE BEST!! He and his family and friends are gracious and charming and the other guests were wonderful as well. You MUST have a pizza party with home made pizza and local wine.
The location is beautiful and I wish we had planned a few more days there just to explore the area and spend more time with such wonderful people. It was truly like being in another world even if just for that brief stay. I will never go to Italy that I don't try to spend at least a few days in this magical place.
we were meet with such great hospitality from luca amd his friends.we have no hesitation recommending this amazing (website hidden) is high in the mountains and after doing some super market shopping for dinner we were met by lucas friend which made finding this magical place easier.once there our apartment was meticously clean and fully equiped for our family to self cater and enjoy the amazing vista offered at lucas.