Start the day on the terrace and thrill to the view. Enjoy a perfect macchiato and Silvia’s home bakes… you may like to book onto her cookery course. The agriturismo grows 1,500 olive trees, and the landscape has not changed for centuries. Breathe in tranquillity and calm.
The ancient farmhouse sits half way up the Mugnone valley – behind Fiesole. This lovely hilltop town, with a history that goes back to the Etruscans, has a breathtaking view of Florence’s Duomo. Book dinner at ‘Vinandro’, a great little osteria off the main square. Then drive the scenic route home along Via Bosconi.
Return to big elegant bedrooms with books, beams, beautiful linen, and hand-dyed, hand-woven fabrics. Water’s from the spring, energy is from the sun, and the olive-oil soaps are theirs. Take a nightcap to the terrace – the sunsets are a glory.