My boyfriend came across La Villetta whilst researching where to stay in Tuscany, and I'm so glad he did. It's a fairly new venture - a converted old farm house/barn - and the 6 rooms are all done up beautifully, set in some glorious countryside. Christina and her parents still work the farm, producing wine and olive oil, but she is also a lovely hostess. We had freshly baked cake for breakfast every morning along with the cheese, ham, yoghurt, bread, cereal... We stayed in March 2011, so the weather was a bit miserable, but it was still a stunning location, and in summer - with the sun and the swimming pool - I can only imagine it would be even better. Very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "La Villetta" Holiday Farm is named from the place it is located in, which is in Lucignano, near Siena. Whole farm is surrounded by vegetation and encircled by olive groves as well as vineyards, it develops around the farmhouse which dates back to the Middle Ages (thirteenth-century). The main building has been restored to become a bed & breakfast but preserving the territory culture criteria, where the restoration is aimed at allowing the building, which was not used for more than forty years, to be utilized again and at the same time at preserving the socio-economic history of this territory. From Salvadori family's passion, the Holiday Farm has been created as integral part of the farm, in which country activities are handed down from father to son since four generations. Oil and wine, typical products, are always used to prepare or taste the traditional recipes consisting of fruit and vegetables in season as well as the meat from the reared poultry and other animals of the farm. The hospitality heart is the wide common kitchen suited to welcome the guests in a friendly atmosphere, a perfect solution to connect six flats having different conformations and colours, with a maximum of 22 beds. Each room has the first name of a person belonging to the family as a proof of his contribution to develop this project. "La Villetta" Farm is closely related to the country traditions and intends to pass on the love for the simple, traditional values to persons, who want to spend their time in stillness and peace, to have a relaxing and restful holiday time in Tuscany. You can walk along whole farm among olive trees, rows of vines, corn cultivations and sunflowers to appreciate the surrounding view of the Tuscan country. Or you can also enjoy a relaxing swim in the outdoor holiday farm swimming-pool ... more less