Il Rigo | Bed & Breakfast in Tuscany | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Il Rigo - Bed & Breakfast in Tuscany

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Podere Casabianca, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena
Tuscany, Italy

Luisa Cipolla & Matthias Ruge

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+39 0577 897 291(landline)

+39 342 3735370(mobile)

Foodies will love the irresistible cooking - along with local wine and a typically Tuscan setting. Bedrooms are pretty

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Meals in the big, beamed dining room at pretty check-clothed tables are a treat. Irresistible home-grown organic produce, 60 local wines to choose from and a gorgeous Tuscan setting. There are two houses on the family farm, named after the stream running through it. Casabianca, reached via a cypress-flanked drive, is ancient and stone built. A vine-covered pergola shades the entrance; beyond the reception area is a courtyard full of climbing roses. The second house, Poggio Bacoca, is about 600 metres away. Once home to the farmworkers, it's red-brick built and has two sitting rooms and panoramic views. You walk (600m) to Casabianca for those wonderful meals. Bedrooms are homely, pretty and inviting; all have embroidered sheets, appealing colour schemes and matching bathrooms. No televisions: it's not that sort of place. Luisa and Matthias hope and believe that their guests will prefer a relaxed chat over a glass of wine.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Luisa Cipolla & Matthias Ruge:

Local points of interest from
Luisa Cipolla & Matthias Ruge:

  • We are placed in a real postcard! Gorgeous landscapes on the rolling hills of Valdorcia, cypress lines, stone houses! Il Rigo is an authentic photographer paradise with a 360° view!
  • Stay with us for dinner and enjoy fresh, home-made and traditional food. In our family we all love to spend time in the kitchen, preparing genuine treats for our guests. In summer we eat outside, watching the sunset on the hills.
  • Placed in the heart of Valdorcia, Il Rigo is less than 10 min driving from some of the most famous landscape of Italy and very close to some of the most interesting cities of Tuscany.
  • Wine lovers will enjoy our vast wine list and Lorenza's advices for perfect match at dinner. You can discover more about Tuscan wine during a wine tastings among the hundreds of wineries of Montalcino, Montepulciano.
  • Learn how to prepare home-made pasta, traditional family recipes or sour-dough bread during a cooking class with Lorenza or Luisa.
  • From Il Rigo start numbers of walking and biking tracks. You can reach Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia and Bagno Vignoni. You can even walk the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrim route.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Il Rigo sits on top of a hill, with cypress trees and great Tuscan scenery making a wonderful setting for a perfect B&B. It is a largely arable farm and the management team (Luisa and Matteu) are generous with their time and helpful advice. Light and airy bedroom with comfortable bed and fresh cotton bedlinen. The fabulous views can be enjoyed from all around the house and it has a very special and relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful dinners in the evening and feasts for breakfast. The produce is all of a high quality and beautifully prepared and presented. We hope to return."
July 2015

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  • 15 Doubles
Price:(i) 85 to130 per night

Singles €85-€95.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Lunch €25, by arrangement. Wine from €12. Restaurants 4km.


15 November-27 December; 10 January-5 March.


Podere Casabianca, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena

B&B 15 Double rooms
Price: (i) 85 to 130 per night

Luisa Cipolla & Matthias Ruge

Visit website

+39 0577 897 291(landline)

+39 342 3735370(mobile)