On Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany, Castello di Potentino is a family home that offers accommodation from a simple bed and breakfast to an ideal location for weddings, parties and other functions.
The estate produces its own prize-winning wines and extra virgin olive oil. All farming is carried out using organic principles.
Castello di Potentino is perfect for visits to Montalcino, Siena, Pienza and many other historic sites.
For most of the year there are opportunities to learn about the growing cycle of the vines and olives and take part in the farm's activities.
In the summer, there is beautiful wild swimming in the gorge below the castle.
The castle's kitchens are well known for convivial home-cooked Italian food. Recipes are all Potentino specials born out of inventive local cooking traditions and ingredients.
Wine tastings and tours can be arranged both at the castle and locally.
Rooms, food and facilities
Castello di Potentino can accommodate up to 30 guests in a variety of rooms - from double and triple rooms with ensuite bathrooms and four-poster beds to single rooms with shared bathrooms, to self-contained flats.
* Terraced gardens
* Formal dining room
* Informal outdoor eating areas
* Riverside Picnic area
* Wild swimming under waterfalls
* Wine tastings
* Tours of the wine cellar
* Walking tours and Hiking
* Convivial home-cooked meals
How to find us
Castello di Potentino,
Seggiano 58038 (GR)
The best way to get to Potentino is by car, however, we can arrange for collection from various local stations and airports upon request.
The closest airports are Pisa, Rome and Florence.
I met Alexander in the spring of 2012. He is an extraordinary person with a wonderful sense of humor. We hiked to the top of Mt. Amiata with a couple of other friends, and on another occasion he took me to the hospital when I injured my wrist. Definitely someone you can trust and feel comfortable around.