If you are looking for an unspoilt corner of Tuscany, then read on! Tranquillity and peace are still key elements of this serene little place though some modern additions have been made to make your stay most comfortable.
Lisa and Roberto live here with their children, Jacopo and Davide, and their sociable dogs (Labs) and a larger gang of cats. Lisa and Roberto cultivate the land, make great food and receive their guests with open arms and an unusually large heart-warming. Their love for the farm work and their hospitality is so obvious that it exceeds any linguistic barrier (their English is otherwise perfectly fine).
It's hard to do justice to La Valle dei Castagni in writing and we recommend that you experience it for yourself. The apartments are both well-maintained and well decorated. Any gourmet should indulge yourself with a taste of the local beans, fagioli di Sorana, which are almost unobtainable outside the local area, unless you dine at a handful of Italy's most expensive restaurants. Lisa makes a selection of tasty traditional dishes every day for guests to buy and eat in their apartments. The farm's small store sells some great products which you can buy and take home with you also. Every morning, except Sundays, a baker comes by with fresh bread and pastries. Lisa and Roberto are happy to help you to make dinner reservations at one of the restaurants in the area that they recommend, the nearest of which is only 500 metres away (but it does not open every day).
All apartments have a kitchenette with two hobs, a microwave and refrigerator, and all guests receive a small welcome basket with coffee, pasta, oil and (small) cakes. There is quality outdoor furniture so you can enjoy the fresh air over a glass of wine and a nice meal. For once, we can promise that the mattress quality is good, the towels are terry, and in short everything works. There is also satellite TV in all apartments and a common washing machine. In the garden you will find a pool (new standard), and then there are table tennis, archery equipment and a small volleyball court. All apartments facilities include a private table and chairs, either directly in front or at the foot of the stairs, but there is also the option of using one of the tables in the common courtyard.
Read about the apartments at La Valle dei Castagni