On October 24th to October 31st 2013 we stayed at La Bruciata Agriturismo in Montepulciano, Italy. WOW!! Rick Steves you need to visit this place!! We are from California and have traveled and stayed many places in the world but we will forever remember La Bruciata. From the moment you drive up the road to La Bruciata you begin to see why this place is so special: the beautiful vegetable garden, the olive trees, the chickens and then the farmhouse. It is a ranch that has been owned by 5 generations. Currently 3 generations are working the land and providing for their guests. Laura greeted us and took us to our apartment to check in. She opened the balcony fench doors and the most beautiful view of the Tuscan Valley appeared..WOW!! Each apartment has a fully working kitchen with all appliances, dining room, bathroom with shower, bedroom with balcony. There is a wood burning fireplace. The apartment from the outside and inside is classic Tuscan with modern conveniences inside. There are hammocks for lounging outside, several quaint picnic tables to eat and a beautiful swimming pool with lounging areas. Breakfast is included every day. We ate breakfast every day: handmade tastey pasteries, meat, fruit, homemade jam, bread and excellent cappuccino. Laundry service is available. We took a cooking class and made Picci (which are homemade rolled Tuscan pasta), sauce, bread, chicken, and Panne Cotta for dessert. Homemade dinner is available for purchase every night. La Bruciata is centrally located to travel all the Tuscan wine country and explore the Tuscan cities. I highly recommend La Bruciata because once you stay there you will never forget your stay, the views, and most of all the hospitality of La Bruciata. Say hi to Laura.
San Clemente, CA USA 11/30/2013
- 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