Bask by the pool as you gaze on a 15th-century landscape: tall cypresses, soft hills, and medieval Montalcino in the distance. Here, just minutes from hilltop Buonconvento, is a historic farm complex housing five holiday homes, the largest of which is the granary.
Off a vast gravel courtyard you find a pleasing restoration: a farmhouse kitchen, a big beamed living room, one bedroom down and the rest up, and a loggia for lunches in the shade. Decorated with nothing too precious to worry about, it is charming, authentic, and perfect for families.
Stock up at Buonconvento’s weekly market and immerse yourself in real Italy. Return to the private garden: the apartments’ outside spaces are separated by high hedges. You’ll probably spend hours roaming outside; the setting could not be lovelier.