This was the best vacation in our 25 plus years as 'professional' vacationers. Fattoria means farm. Fun to tell your friends you stayed in a "villa" in Tuscany, but The Fattoria is so much more. From the time they open the gate you feel like a part of Italy instead of a visitor. Allessandro tending the horses and moving firewood, sweet smells of sauce eminating from the main house as Stephania starts some incredilble meal in the most unbelievably beautiful centurys old kitchen. The view is amazing every evening we watched (with a glass of wine) as the sun set and the sky turned from gold to pink to purple. Awake and be greeted by one of their three resident dogs who will escort you on your morning stroll past the vineyards and olive orchards and say "buon giorno" to the farms many animals. Did I mention they make wine there? Right outside my door I smell the most wonderfully intoxicating smell of wine being born, I follow my nose to the old cellar door and hear two men having an very animated argument about something very important ....wine. Two more fixtures on the farm, Mirando and Brian. We spent several evenings solving the worlds problems (not really) while sipping some of the world's most amazing wine, with our feet up watching the sun set. Sadly, Friday came and we had reservations in Florence for our last few days in Italy. As we drove out of town we looked at each other and said at the same time. " Forget Florence let's go back"!! We pulled an Italian U-turn, went back to the farm and, as luck would have it the apartment would be open for the next few days. Grazie Stephania e Allessandro, Mirando e Brian. See you soon.......
- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Armena Buonconvento, Italy - Tuscany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il complesso - denominato "CASA STEFANIA" - è costituito da tre caratteristici appartamenti facenti parte di un'antica fattoria del 1500: il "SALARIATO", "LA STALLA" ed "IL LECCIO". Situato a soli 4 chilometri dal comune di Buonconvento - il paese più rinomato della Val d'Arbia ( fa’ parte Del Club I Borghi più belli d’Italia ) nelle colline suggestive e caratteristiche della campagna senese, le famose "crete senesi" dove ogni anno nella terza settimana di settembre, si svolge la famosa sagra della Val D’Arbia - Una parte è restaurata con il rispetto delle case contadine toscane di una volta: semplici, essenziali, ma dove gli antichi pavimenti in cotto, le vecchie travi in legno e qua e là qualche mobile della nonna, hanno lasciato agli appartamenti quel sapore genuino che piace agli amanti della campagna. Ampia e suggestiva vista sulle colline; posizione tranquilla.Three characteristic apartments part of an antique farmhouse of year 1500, the"SALARIATO",the "LA STALLA" and "IL LECCIO".At 4 Km. from Buonconvento, the most renowed of the Val d'Arbia, between the most impressive and characteristic hills of the Senese countryside, the famous "Crete Senesi". A part renovated with respect of the traditional Tuscan farmhouse of one time, simple, essential, but where the antique floors in cotto, the old beams in wood, here and there grandmother antique furniture", have left that genuine touch which lovers of the country like. Vaste impressive view over the hills, peaceful position. Besides the apartment of the owner, lived in all year, there are two apartments totally independent._______________________________________________ Besides the small and well preserved courtyard situated on arrival, spaceful outside area (table and chairs for each apartment) swimming-pool (10x14 m. and deep 0,80 - 1,40 m.) for the apartments. Parking. Telephone for incoming calls by the owner's apartment. The welcome of and assistance for the guests are looked after by the owner, who has created an area with farmyard animals (cattle, sheep, horses, etc.), vineyard and olivegrove. _________________________________________________________________ ... more less