Hello all, My name Is Francesco i'm funny and i love nature, wine, cooking and good food!
I'd like to indroduce you in a genuine land of country pleasure and wilderness landscape!
We had a great stay at agriturismo le spighe. We were welcome by Francesco's father and slightly later Frnacesco came with a small gift. He provided us with information and help.
we really enjoyed our conversation with him and the pleasure to have met his family.
I recommend this place for all those who want a genuine , beautiful and rustic place to stay and enjoy nature.
Francesco is a very very sweet host, very welcoming and generous! The place is cosy, clean and has everything you need! We got a bit lost on our way to the place and arriving after sunset makes it quite difficult to see it! Francesco saw us going by and place and came to get us at the restaurant nearby where we went to ask for directions! We where very surprised and happy to see him there! He was very patient, for we arrived later than we had planned and was still very very welcoming and nice! Thanks again for everything!
From the moment we arrived it was like being with family Francesco and his father welcomed us with open arms, gifts of home made wine, food and plenty of information about the area.
The cottage is very clean and cosy. Francesco provided us with plenty of woods for the fire place to keep us warm and toasty on cold December days. He also collected some fruit from his orchard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Le Spigne and has no hesitation to recommend to anyone. Thank you Francesco for making our visit to Tuscany very (website hidden) from Sydney
We spent 10 wonderful days at Le Spighe. Francesco was there to greet us, with beautiful home- made gifts and heaps of information on the area. We stayed in the stand- alone cottage and it had everything we needed..... especially heating as it became very cold. We spent days driving through the stunning countryside of Tuscany and Umbria, visting all the villages. Le Spighe is so central. The local town has supermarkets, so you are able to prepare meals in the cottages. There is also an internet cafe. Francesco and his family are so warm and generous and nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend Le Spighe......perfect!
There is so much to say about our time in Francesco's Cottage. It was absolutely perfect!
Francesco made us feel like family from the moment we got there - he gave us a bottle of wine and his parents had even made us a welcome cake.
The place is itself was very large - we had a lounge room, 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom in the cottage. But the best feature was the fireplace which we used every night.
We took up all the advice from Francesco about where to go in the area - including wine bars, restaurants and hot springs (which we HIGHLY recommend).
We want to say a huge thank you to Francesco and his family for having us and we can't wait to visit you again.
Francesco is the ultimate host; going out of his way to accomodate our needs. My husband loves Italian cooking so I asked if there was a cooking class nearby. He made reservations for us at La Parolina Ristorante with chef di Iside Romano. The whole experience was fantastic! Highly recommend it!
The cottage is located in a beautiful, yet secluded Tuscan valley with panoramic views in all directions. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you may need. Francesco's mother baked us a delicious pie and we were given a great bottle of homemade Chardonnay. We felt like family and will definitely be back.
Francesco's accommodation is excellent! He is charming, has good communication skills with English speakers and very helpful. Four of us had a great stay here. It was most comfortable and so peaceful. The emails and texts were prompt and efficient. This accommodation is highly recommended.
Must say "absolutely fabulous", we used Le Spighe as home base upon leaving Rome. From there we made many road trips to both surrounding towns and hamlets as well as Florence. It was wonderful to return to our quiet abode after the intensity of the cities. Francesco and family were wonderful hosts and gave many tips about the area which made us appreciate our stay all the more.
We even had a flat tire and Francesco brought me to a repair shop and helped with the necessary arrangements. The facilities are neat and clean and well situated on a well loved farm. Although at the end of gardening season, we were able to find tomatoes, lettuce, eggplants and raspberries. Would love to have seen it a month or so earlier. No complaints from this quarter and yes, we would go again.
Thank you for a wonderful time at you beautiful stone cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the warmth and friendly welcome was just great, especially the tart your Dad left for our arrival, yum. You supplied so much information on your area that lead us to parts I am sure the usual tourist would not have discovered, big plus for the hot pools. I highly recommend Le Spighe to anyone who is looking for a great cultural experience in a beautiful location.
Paul & Deb
We had the best time at Franceso's property, it is everything that you see in the pics and more. The property has teh charm as soon as you get off the road towards the property, the farmhouse itself is beutiful and very nicely kept. His family was very welcoming, we loved the pie they gave us when we got there and Francesco took the time to take us around and propety. Only regret - we only stayed for a day
From the moment we reached out to Francesco here on Airbnb he was very friendly and easy to talk to. He answered all of our questions to the best of his ability. After months of preparation we were delighted when we arrived at his cottage to find out he is just as warm and welcoming in person. After spending two weeks at his cottage we had the pleasure of getting to know him & his family pretty well. He was very knowledgeable about the area and shared some of his favorite places to frequent. We looked forward to spending time with Francesco & the conversations we had. The amount of kindness Francesco showed us was above and beyond… my husband & I were interested in finding a nice leather jacket for him and when we asked Francesco if he could direct us he actually met us in Acquapendente and showed us around the town telling us all about it as we walked. We didn’t find the jacket but we enjoyed every moment of our stay and we feel Francesco was a very large part of making our visit even more special than we had anticipated. We cannot wait to visit again! Much love, Holly & Chris
We were two couples with kids staying in Le Spighe and we have had great time there. This place is perfect for kids as it has large garden and football field, where kids can run around, while you can chillout without being scared kids can be hurt or can get into the street. The place itself is very meditative - the view from behind the house is very nice: a field of sunflowers and typical toskanian hills floating above it. The house and the garden, they way we were met by the host family - we really felt, that Francesco and his lovely family are really with their heart behind it. It was also great to get the feel of authentic, non-touristic Toskany and discover places, few would choose to go to, like Mount Amita, highest mountain in the area with gorgeous view, or picturesque small villages with houses squashing up on the top of the hill.
We hebben een heerlijke 15 daagse vakantie doorgebracht op Le Spighe.
Francesco en zijn familie zijn zeer gastvrij en zorgzaam. Het huis is comfortabel en de grond erom heen staat vol met bloemen en fruitbomen! Als vogelaars hebben we speciaal genoten van de wielewaal, de dwergoorluil en de nachtegalen, die regelmatig in de tuin te zien en/of te horen waren. De omgeving is bouwland en bos. De Etruskische bezienswaardigheden zijn goed te bereiken, evenals de Tuinen van Bomarzo (zie foto)!
Le Spighe is een speciale vermelding beslist waard.
Groeten van Nelleke en Yvon, juli 2013
We had a fantastic experience with Francesco and Le Spighne. His family could not be any nicer and we really loved our stay. Francesco is very professional in all his communication. We were very taken cared for and were given very good information on places to eat and groceries. I highly recommend Francesco and his business and wish him and his family great success. The greatest compliment I could give is I miss it already and look forward to returning again someday. Simone Ellsworth
Words cannot truly express our amazing experience at Le Spighe. We arrived late and after dark but were greeted with a delicious cake and homemade jam. In the morning Francesco arrived to welcome us and give us the lay of the land. The cottage sits on a beautiful piece of land with fruit trees, raspberry and blackberry bushes. Truly luscious land. We cannot wait to go back!
I stayed for a week at Le Spighe in summer 2010. It consists of several fine cottages with lots of outdoor space. The host Francesco is a nice guy who speaks English very good, for those who don't master the Italian language. He takes care of the property and keeps it neat and tidy. He is helpful in any way and will make you feel at home right away.
A nice surprise: During my stay, Francesco and his family invited all the guests for a dinner, with lots of regional dishes and homemade wine. The dinner was fantastic and I got in contact with some of the other Italian guests, thanks to the translation capabilities of Francesco.
It was my first stay in Italy and I couldn't have asked for more, highly recommended!
It's always good to be back at Le Spighe! So I don't recommend it at all, because otherwise it will be crowded and we loose our beautiful and super-holiday!
Francesco always gives us a warm welcome, he is very friendly to our children, they like him a lot. Even now, writing this reference the youngest sees the picture and shout: Oh look, there is Francesco!
Well, that should be enough for this reference!
Sono stata da Francesco a luglio 2011.
Il posto è incantevole, sia per il panorama sia per l'agriturismo.
Francesco è un ottimo intenditore di vini e non deluderà le vostre aspettative... e neppure le vostre papille!
Chiedete consigli su dove andare e cosa visitare: conoscono dei posti indimenticabili e, altrimenti, introvabili! E non sto parlando solo di luoghi da visitare, ma anche di enograstronomia!
Great host, wonderful place to stay: thank you, Francesco!
Le spighe is one of the most wonderful place i visited in Lazio. Francesco and his family make feel one of them.
I can't say enough: highly recommended!
Francesco is a very smart and funny person!
He and his family gave us a lots of interesting suggestion about places to visit, restaurant to go and recipes to try.
They has a high knowledge of nature and spent an evening (and a dinner) with them is a very memorable experience!