We spent five days in La Nostra with two other couples. It was the most serene and beautiful spot I could have hoped to find. Because we were arriving late, we asked Alberto and Camilla to cook dinner. The highlight of the meal (besides wonderful pasta and wine) was the pork that they harvested from their own pigs on the farm. This is the real deal, a working farm complete with ducks, chickens, rabbits, pigs and a dog named Skank. Their wine was delicious. Camilla and Alberto are wonderful hosts. I really wanted a property that was owned and operated by the owner, not a management company and it really paid off to get the local flavor and help from the owners.
Camilla is a licensed Siena tour guide. We hired her for a tour and she did a marvelous job. I couldn't have been happier. Now I love Siena and want to go back.
Alberto is a well known sculpture and his artwork is spread around the property making it oh so beautiful. He does not speak English, which at times made it hard to communicate. But he is charming, so that made it all the more fun.
The washing machine was glitchy and we couldn't get it to go through a spin cycle, but the rest of the appliances, hot tub, steam bath all worked fine. I would go back to Il Piaggione di Serravalle tomorrow and I'm still jet lagged from this trip!
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Piaggione Di Serravalle Vagliagli, Italy - Tuscany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Piaggione di Serravalle is one of those hidden jems in wine country one imagines all his life!Handed down from generations, the farmhouse has kept its simple country feel that makes you feel at ease the minute you arrive.Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees, roses and inhabited with Alberto Inglesi's sculptures, the house has a very special, unique feel.The high up position on the hills of Vagliagli offers open views over the castles in Chianti classico as far as San Polo in Rosso and Mount Amiata on the other side.The owners, Camilla and Alberto, are respectively the best Siena tour guide and the most famous contemporary Siena artist. They are very passionate, creative, generous people who love comfort and beauty. They have been restoring the property for the past 5 years and are turning it into a very fine yet rustic boutique spa retreat.The wellness room hosts a 4 seater Jacuzzi and an infrared sauna in the panoramic loggia which is completely glassed and kept to calidarium temperatures (25-32°). A charming stone staircase leads to the fascinating Turkish steam bath downstairs, elegantly painted by Alberto. The lower ground wellness area also hosts showers, bathroom and a marvellous massage room.La Nostra is the main and largest apartment at Piaggione and has exclusive access to the wellness area. The farm hosts one more large apartment sleeping up to 6 and an independent barn sleeping up to 4. These two apartments DO NOT have access to the wellness area.The large gardens and huge panoramic swimming pool ensures all guests have plenty of space to enjoy their privacy. The pool was recently newly paved and a new external hot tub was put in. It offers vertical and horizontal hydrojets as well as a waterfall. It was designed and built by Alberto himself with stone and marvellous new materials for top functionality and amazing pleasure!The property is on a farming estate producing fabulous Chianti wine, olive oil, fruit, veggies and cured meats. You can see the animals taking a lovely walk down the track in the woods below the property. there are goats, Cinta senese pigs, phaesants, ducks as well as plenty of wildlife!The house is just 1,5 kms from the village of Vagliagli where you have shops and amenieties. ... more less
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