You’d better stay a week as it’s hard to stray far from this expertly restored old farmhouse, its olive grove and hamlet-dotted views – and charming Xenia at the helm.
Cook makes breads, cakes, anything you like, for breakfast, in the loggia or out under the umbrella; you’ve the immaculate garden to stroll in – terracotta pots spilling white geraniums; a lawn sloping down to the lovely pool to plunge in and lounge by. Bedrooms and bathrooms simply require you to linger. You can lunch and dine here too, on local and organic food, much of it from Xenia’s prolific garden, cooked with great flair and home-grown olive oil, Mediterranean style.
When you’re ready to strike out, Xenia can tailor things: a visit to Florence, a tour of the Chianti region, maybe a cookery class, a bike or horse ride – and why not splash out on a balloon flight?