Set off by car, bike or Vespa (Mario has thought of everything) to discover Montepulciano, a hilltop gem. Or follow the ‘Strada del Vino Nobile’ and be back in time for tea – or, more likely, a chilled glass of Rosato by the pool.
Terra Antica produces fine organic wines and great olive oil. Book into one of sommelier Sofia’s cellar tasting tours, enhanced by fabulous platters of local meats and cheeses. They do breakfasts too – vegan, Tuscan, or continental – and pizza and/or barbecue evenings on request, a chance to have fun with your hosts.
There are just four suites and three villas here: spacious, spotless and close to the pool. Each apartment comes with an outdoor space – two in the new-built Lodge (one up, one down), and three in the restored 1920s cottages. Peace and privacy reign, but best of all are the views.