Biotique Agrivilla i pini

San Gimignano, Siena
Bed & Breakfast


An extraordinary, inspiring place: eat plant-based food, drink organic wine, sleep deep among natural materials, swim in the salt-water pool

Bedroom

11 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

With sustainability at its caring heart, I Pini is all about connecting with nature and promoting well-being. Come to get away from hustle and immerse yourself in the informality and beauty of the farm; see organic growing and permaculture in action; taste the fresh herbs; join the grape harvest; talk to staff happy to explain their philosophy and produce.

Calm, uncluttered bedrooms are extremely comfortable and everyone gathers in the lofty, friendly dining room – the only spot with WiFi – with its bar and doors onto the pool patio. Of course meals are home-made, home-grown, vegan and organic. Dinners are amazing; candlelit, 4-course affairs to linger over; conjured from the day’s garden best, served with spicy preserves, raw vegan cheeses – and sweet things. And you can lunch too. Florence and Siena are an hour away.

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We think you'll love

  • The memorable and varied vegan cuisine
  • The friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Views from the pool across olive groves to San Gimignano
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You should know

  • I Pini is not for children under 12
  • An ecologically clean environment also means no AirCon

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-7pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Children over 12 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
21 October - 9 April.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Half board included.Lunch, €23 per person. Restaurants 20-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €130
4 Suites for 2
From €137
7 Doubles
From €130

Accommodation

Reviews

I loved the immediate sense of calm upon arriving. Unplug, as wifi and devices are not the norm. Nibbling on salt-bush and electric daisies in the permaculture garden while looking over to the medieval towers of San Gimignano is a unique experience. The satisfying vegan meals are prepared with love and creativity. The kind staff cares for your well-being. At I Pini you connect with nature.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

A 20-minute walk, only 1.5km, but a world away from lovely, busy San Gimignano. The bumpy lane to I Pini leads away from crowds to this old farm, its olive groves, vineyards and views of medieval tower tops. This is hiking and biking country; tours, wine tastings and cookery courses can be arranged. It’s 12km to charming, watery Colle Val D’Elsa. Guests eat mostly at I Pini but there’s a vegan bistro in Volterra, a scenic 40-minute drive away

Local points of interest from Joshua Thomas

  • During your stay with us you will be able to feast upon delectable organic and vegan cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Half-board is included with the accommodation which comprises of a natural buffet breakfast and a 4-course gourmet dinner.
  • We are a medieval farmhouse and winery and we still are a fully functioning winery - You can enjoy our selection of delicious organic and vegan wines.
  • We are a 20 minute stroll along a beaten farm track from San Gimignano, the majestic medieval town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • We are situated on 16 hectares of land - You are welcome to stroll through our olive groves, vineyards and our permaculture garden.
  • We are striving to champion an eco-friendly and sustainable philosophy – We have a salt-water swimming pool, a zero waste kitchen & have gone to great lengths to renovate the rooms using natural and locally sourced materials and artisan produced furniture.
  • We are ideally situated in the centre of Tuscany and many popular destinations such as Siena, Florence, Volterra, Chianti and Pisa are accessible by car.

Introducing

Joshua Thomas

Franziska and Benjamin are born and bred hoteliers - this spot is a delightful marriage of their experience and passions. The hotel has always been in the family but they have transformed it into Italy’s first vegan hotel and done so beautifully. Manager Joshua will be around to settle you in, after that, you’ll only notice him and the friendly staff are there if you need them.