In the middle of the woods in the northern Chianti, the farm La Forra is set in a Tuscany that only very few tourists ever get to know. This is not the sweet, soft undulating scenery that we know from films and landscape photos. This is wild and unspoiled Tuscany.
This old mountain farm, once sustained by the chestnut harvest, has now been converted to a series of very different apartments. It is possible to enjoy the unspoiled natural scenery by using one of the many footpaths on foot, on a mountain bike (on hire from the farm) or on horseback. Tennis is also available at the farm. And if all these activities prove too much, you can always relax in the swimming pool, which is peacefully situated among the olive groves, or just enjoy the splendid views from the farm.
The restaurant, Borgoforra, is found in the farm's old dye-works, and here you can taste the old local dishes, often spiced up with new ideas: pecorino di fossa con miele (sheep's cheese matured in caves and served with honey) gorgonzola al cioccolato (!) and tagliata su letto di rucola (grilled fillet of beef cut in strips and served on rocket salad) just to mention a few.
The apartments have been converted from the original rooms on the farm and are therefore all very different: