We enjoyed a week-long stay at this Agritourismo in May, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about the experience. Tucked into Tuscan countryside, with spectacular views of San Gimignano, Il Vecchio Maneggio offers travellers of all kinds a vacation they will never forget. The host, Tiziana, is vivacious, funny and warm -- welcoming you into her family home as if you were one of her own. The nightly 7-course meal is a feast for the eyes and senses–a real foodie's dream!–with organic farm-grown and locally sourced meats, cheeses and produce -- along with the honey, wine, saffron and olive oil that is made and harvested right on the farm. Appetizer, meat, pasta and dessert dishes changed nightly, including a decadent pasta with sausage and saffon, artichoke crepes, and even homemade lemon ice cream! The dining experience is equally varied, with guests changing almost daily, so that at any time you can be dining with 10 people from 6 different countries united by a love for Italy, travel and food. Free flowing wine, and late night grappa finish off the 3-hour dining experience on a high note.
The accommodations are simple and standard, with clean linens and towels daily. The location is ideal for travel throughout Tuscany, only a hour or so to the towns of Siena, Florence, Lucca. Both my husband and I highly recommend Il Vecchio Maneggio if you want to experience the very best of Tuscany!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming typical farmhouse, whose name could not be different from "Il Vecchio Maneggio" (the old Horseback Riding Centre), set on top of a hill, enjoys lovely views over the Tuscan countryside. The Pieraccini family, the owners of this organic farm, have always lived here, working the land, rearing horses and keeping bees. The old farmhouse, which has been recently restored retaining the original features of this typical Tuscan country house, today can accommodate guests in the family-run agriturismo "Il Vecchio maneggio," which offers 5 comfortable rooms; the fully equipped kitchen where Tiziana, an experienced and excellent cook, transforms the farm products and other local specialties into delicious meals, served in the large dining room whose patio doors enjoys lovely views of the medieval town of San Gimignano and of the surrounding countryside. Guests are free to discover the activities and the daily life at the farm such as harvesting, picking the olives, extracting honey, feeding horses and other animals of the farm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio Hotel San Gimignano
- Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany