The grounds, aromatic with roses and lemons, are much-loved, and the outbuildings and chapel have been beautifully restored. The entrance is through an enchanting courtyard – pull the bell, open the doors, ascend the steps, and enter the home of the Fiorentini family.
Find portraits, busts and paintings on pale stone walls, wrought-iron beds on polished tiles, family furniture revived with fresh fabrics and colours, and a billiard room en route to the tower, from where you can gaze at the stars. Bedrooms, big, traditional and in the main house, are named after family members who have lived here.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, or outside on the terrace in the sunshine: breads, croissants, local cheeses and homemade jam from the fruit trees on the estate. Wander the pretty gardens, find a quiet spot to sit, or swim in the pool. The feel is very quiet and rural but you can walk into Monteroni d’Arbia, just 2kms away.