After spending the night at the Farmhouse’s sister property – Castello delle Quattro Torra – and dining in the Le Pietre Vive di Montaperti Restaurant the evening before - - we moved to stay for two nights in the Farmhouse “apartment.” What a treat! Owners Nicola & Andrea live at this beautiful farmhouse; Andrea’s brother is the chef in the restaurant; and mother “Nonna Ciana” teaches a cooking class with family friend Catarina. It’s a warm and friendly environment. Our dining experience at the restaurant was AMAZING! Multi-course meal freshly made from locally sourced ingredients (fresh pecorino from the farm next door; pasta in duck sauce; pappa al pomodoro) and served with the Castello's own wine. The restaurant was filled with local families and children – what a delightful and delicious experience! Staying in the farmhouse apartment was great! Large kitchen/dining/seating area; large bedroom with bathroom and closet space. Windows look out over the farmhouse grounds. Wine in the fridge. Breakfast each morning in the restaurant with Nonna Ciana’s delicious cappuccino. Our last night we signed up for the cooking class and dinner with Nonna Ciana and Caterina. What a blast! We and three other couples made pasta; gnocchi; bruschetta; scalopine - - drank wine, laughed, shared family photos and stories - - all in the family’s large farmhouse kitchen. It was an unforgettable experience that we will always treasure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agriturismo a gestione familiare a 10 km da Siena.The area is also marked as "Parco Termale dell' Acqua Borra,because only a few hundred meters from the farm there is a small hot spring called Acqua Borra, with curative properties.The farmhouse has been renovated with care and passion by the owners and today, while deliberately keeping intact the original structure of the building it is fully restored and equipped with completely new and advanced plants, with only a wood heater (boiler inverse flame emission 0)in winter, and solar panels for hot water in summer. In the Farm they produce, together with old varieties of wheat, extra virgin olive oil and Chianti wine,In the garden is planted with different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers, eggplants, courgettes, lettuce, cabbages, cucumbers, pumpkins, strawberries, melons and watermelons. The products, depending on seasonal availability are used for food preparation along with herbs from the Farm: basil, parsley, rosemary, sage, oregano, tarragon, mint, bay leaves and juniper. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Pietre Vive Di Montaperti Italy/Castelnuovo Berardenga, Province Of Siena