Farmhouse on the Historic Agricultural Estate of Spannocchia
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Tenuta di Spannocchia is a 1,100 acre organic agricultural estate and cultural center near Siena. It is part of the Riserva Naturale Alto Merse, and a unique historical property and multicultural community. There are B&B rooms in the main Castello building and a choice of eight self catering farmhouse accommodations on the Tuscan property. The estate produces organic wine, olive oil, vegetables, fruit, honey, grains, and pasta, and serves dinner nightly to residents and guests if desired. It is a great family destination or a perfect setting for a wedding or reunion. It serves as a quiet retreat yet offers educational offerings like cooking classes, Italian culture and language classes, and wine and olive oil tastings to the guests.
Located 1 hr from Florence and 45 mins from San Gimignano, this is an ideal base for exploring Tuscany. Or stay on the property and relax by the pool, take a hike, or read on the terrace.
Facilities include swimming pool, studio and classroom space, full service guest office, dining room open for dinner Monday-Friday, shared telephone, free wifi hotspot for guests, shop featuring farm products, professional kitchen for cooking classes. We encourage guests to order a harvest basket of organic vegetables from the garden or to try our own organic wine, olive oil, honey, or pasta when creating their own versions of a Tuscan dinner.
Palazze Torre (sleeps 6) is a wonderful house for families. Situated in the center of Spannocchia's vineyard area, the house offers beautiful views of the surrounding property and provides an indoor oasis after a busy day of exploring Tuscany. A spacious living room with a large fireplace and comfortable seating area perfect for poring over maps and planning day trips. The eat-in kitchen has a lovely view of the vineyards, and is fully equipped to practice your Tuscan cooking skills! There are 2 bedrooms and one full bath with tub/shower on the main floor. The second floor has one bedroom, with en suite bathroom and shower. A small utility nook on the first floor holds the washing machine and cleaning supplies. The kitchen is stocked with all the items needed to make and serve meals, and we welcome guests to order a harvest basket of organic vegetables from the Spannocchia garden or to try our own organic wine, olive oil, honey, or pasta when creating their own versions of a Tuscan dinner. Palazze Torre is available on a weekly basis (Friday – Friday).
Keywords: Spannocchia is an organic agricultural estate, a cultural center, part of the Riserva Naturale Alto Merse, historical property and a multicultural community. Self catering farmhouse is located near the center of the farm. Organic wine, olive oil, vegetables, fruit, honey, grains, and pasta, are available and dinner is served nightly to residents and guests. It is a family destination or a perfect setting for a wedding or reunion, or quiet retreat. Educational offerings include cooking classes, Italian culture and language classes.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Dialup Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Spannocchia is a magical place. It is a unique integration of historic architecture and landscape: a working organic farm, a center for education and enrichment focused on both ecological and cultural history, and a multinational community. Our activities strive to find balance between tradition and innovation. There is something to excite everyone at Spannocchia: hiking paths, farm animals, verdant gardens, cooking classes, beautiful vistas, eight centuries of rural history, a swimming pool, friendly people, great wine, and fantastic food. We offer a variety of educational activities. In addition, our proximity to tourism destinations including Florence, Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano, the Tuscan coastline, and many small hill towns makes Spannocchia the ideal base for exploring Tuscany. If you are looking for a vacation destination that is off the beaten path but still has a comfortable community environment, Spannocchia is the place for you!...moreless
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800 Euro per week, Jan 7-Apr 8 and Oct. 29-Dec. 17, discount for additional weeks 1350 Euro per week,Apr 9-May 27, Sep 17-Oct 29, Dec 17-Jan 7, discounts add'l wks 1700 Euro per week, May 27-Sep 17, discounts for additional weeks
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Palazze Torre Exterior
Double bedroom facing vineyard
Kitchen at Palazze Torre
Palazze Torre in vineyards
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3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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