My husband and I traveled for more than two weeks in Italy in October and dearly wish we had spent more time at La Bruciata with Laura and her family. This was an entirely different experience from being an ordinary tourist in a hotel. Unfortunately, we had scheduled only two nights with Laura due to stormy weather. Even though every place we visited in Italy was wonderful, the two nights we spent with Laura are my strongest and happiest memories. It was as if we had landed in the middle of a beautiful Tuscan postcard; the view out our bedroom window was amazing. The apartment was great and seemed fairly new--the bathroom was modern and the bed was extremely comfortable, which is important to my husband and me who are in our sixties.
We ate both dinners at La Bruicata with Laura's mother, Marissa, cooking and with Elisa, Laura's completely adorable 2 year old daughter, "helping" to serve. It was such a relief to have excellent, healthy and delicious home cooking in a warm, happy, family setting after our less satisfying restaurant meals. Breakfasts were wonderful too, and Laura makes a perfect cappuccino. Much of the fruit, all of the jams, the olive oil, the wine and so on are from Laura's farm. We experienced a wonderful bit of Tuscan life in two days. I definitely recommend a longer visit, and we will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our farmhouse La Bruciata is located 2 km from Montepulciano (known as "The Pearl of the 16th Century") in the direction of Pienza. It is situated in a strategic and central position to visit the heart of Tuscany and takes its name from the farm located on the edge of the "Poliziano" territory, which faces the gentle and spectacular hills of the Val d'Orcia. The Artistic Natural and Cultural Park of the Val d'Orcia is a World Heritage Site where the dominant element of the landscape is a clay soil which lies bare forming the famous "lunar landscape" (Crete Senesi).La Bruciata offers the opportunity to enjoy many experiences, the well-manicured garden is also home to a beautiful swimming pool, fully equipped with sun umbrellas, tables and loungers for peaceful sunbathing by the pool.During the week you can participate in any number of activities that we organize and you are invited to ask us about the various guided tours that take place around us: cooking classes, wine tours, tastings of olive oil or the famous pecorino, lots of activities to afford you a memorable Tuscan experience, combined with the local and natural food of our breakfasts and our traditional homemade dinners with the freshness of our products. Our family has lived in Tuscany for generations and we look forward to offering you our hospitality, and helping you in any way we can, including answering any of your questions in English. La Bruciata welcomes you to a refined and exclusive environment that preserves and reflects the warmth of a family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo La Bruciata Hotel Montepulciano