Feast on eggs, fruits, cheeses, and Valentina’s fragrant cakes. Your chance to linger, and get to know her. She is passionate about the villa’s history, and this corner of Tuscany. Breakfast tables are laid with family linen and china.
Valentina and her mother, approachable and delightful, offer old-school culture and charm. Once abandoned, this 18th-century villa and its 16th-century tower have been nurtured back to life. Paintings and frescoes create a warm timeless feel, each bedroom tells a different story, and bathrooms are undeniably modern.
Sit under the great oak; gaze on the hills. Pop into Tavernelle for lunch and a wander. A beautiful village, it’s not changed for centuries. Drive 8km to the Badia a Passignano, a hilltop abbey with a rich history. Or discover the wonders of Siena and Florence… Florence is a half hour drive.