About this listing
With private entrance, has a small terrace overlooking the castle of Ripa d’Orcia.
The basement’s bathroom was converted into a charming bath with shower.
Our farm is located in the heart of Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004.
You can reach our place with any car along the seven Km gravel road with a little patience; this distance ensures peace and privacy for us and our guests.
Here you can forget cars and the noise of the city, and focus on listening to nature and relax by the river or take long walks in the woods, following one of the many trails.
On foot you can easily reach the S. Antimo Abbey, the Bagno Vignoni thermal baths and high Vignoni, San Quirico d’Orcia, and Ripa d’Orcia Castle …
But we are also at the center of an area rich in history and culture that can be reached by driving a small distance: In additino to the close-by villane of CAstiglion D’Orcia you can visit the Fortress and the piazza Tentennano, The Oldie, even Montalcino, Pienza, Monticchiello Montepulciano, Crete Senesi San Giovanni d’Asso, Asciano, St. Anna Canprena, Buonconvento, the Abbey of Monte Oliveto, Siena, or going South the Etruscan Sovana, Sorano, Pitigliano , and the crater lake of Bolsena.
You can easily visit The extinct volcano of Mount Amiata, with is majestic the chestnut trees and beautiful medieval villages, and its hot springs at Bagni San Filippo, San Casciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme.
The Val d’Orcia is also a paradise for cyclists, who is trained and love climbing! One of the most interesting bike trails is called “the
This place is special. The old farmhouse is beautifully restored and the interior thoughtfully designed- very clean and well cared for. Set atop a hill in the mountains, each room has incredible views. It's a wonderful place to relax, and also to explore nature- with vineyards, olive trees, forests and a beautiful river nearby. Most incredible of all, however, was the delicious dinner Elena and Andrea prepared for us. We ate like kings!
Elena & Andrea have created a wonderful place to be in the Val D'Orsia. The rooms have everything that is needed and we were immediately made to feel at home. The setting is beautiful and the view from the house was a real treat to wake up to. On top of that the food was really special, we would travel for the food itself. On a month long culinary trip of Italy we thought this was some of the best food we had tried. We are hoping to come back as soon as possible and would recommend it to everyone. It is an extraordinary place to stay for a few days.
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About the Host, Elena
Abbiamo lasciato Venezia, una delle città più belle al mondo, dopo tanti anni di esperienza nel settore della ristorazione. L’ultimo locale è stato il “Bancogiro”, informale enoteca con cucina sul Canal Grande, vicino al mercato di Rialto, molto frequentato da veneziani e da clienti amici che tornavano a trovarci spesso.
Ce ne ricordiamo con un po’ di nostalgia,ma abbiamo scelto di cambiare (website hidden) è sembrato importante, in questo momento, per noi, ma anche come scelta etica, riscoprire la terra, ritornare alla natura, ai suoi ritmi, cercando di riappropriarci di antichi saperi, con tanta curiosità e voglia di imparare.
La Toscana con i suoi paesaggi è stata una scelta che può sembrare scontata, ma decisivo è stato trovare Pian di meta Vecchia: ci hanno preso subito la tranquillità, il silenzio, il vento, l’energia positiva di questo posto.