This place has incredible charm. A working farm, a beautiful and huge estate offering nature walks, visiting the animals etc. A charming apartment in a very rural setting. Cooking in a kitchen with an open fireplace - that is italianitá at its best. We bought a chianina t-bone steak from the butcher in San Miniato and grilled our own bistecca fiorentina right out the front door. However, la fattoria is not for everyone. Our apartment was not entirely clean. We had no tap water one day (which was appropriately accounted for on our bill without any discussion). The reception was not manned at all indicated times. This is italy...if you don't mind such minor problems, go for it. And plan to cook yourself at least some evenings and to stay in barbialla the whole day at least once. Geographically, it is not ideal for sightseeing, too much driving if you want to see all the tuscan must see's and return to the farm every night. But t h e place to enjoy italianitá, nature, the local villages and a selection of the tuscan highlights such as san gimignano, pisa, vinci and florence which are all easy trips from barbialla.
- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Barbialla Nuova Montaione, Italy - Tuscany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fattoria Barbialla Nuova is a 500 hectare organic farm with restored farmhouses that have been renovated to modern, green standards while still preserving their original rustic style. Our property is 70% woodland and we encourage guests to explore the farm and multiple walking trails. In autumn, join us for a guided truffle hunts as we search the valley floor for the rare fungus. ... more less