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Old Farm House 25 km Siena in Front of Montalcino with Pool/taking cooking class

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse,1 Bedroom with double bed + one single bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 people)


The farm-holyday resort Agriturismo Podere Cunina is immerged in a large natural reserve , with a lot of wild small and mid size animals, offers to the tourists a finely renovated flat with sight on Montalcino, mount Amiata and the hills of Buonconvento and Siena

WE HAVE 7 FLATS AVAILABLE, PLEASE, CONTACT FOR DETAILS ABOUT OUR OTHER FLATS. We offer unforgettable and very interesting wine tours and cooking classes.

The farmhouse is equipped with ancient quality furniture, fitted with all modern comfort items, with maximum level certifications regarding the safety and the energy saving (floor heating/ refreshing with geothermal system, thermal and acoustic insulation).

Silvana, Piergiorgio, and their family invite you to spend a vacation at Podere Cunina, an old Tuscan farmhouse situated on a hill with a 360° panoramic view. The farmhouse and grounds were restored to include 7 apartments, barbeque and picnic areas, and a swimming pool with wi-fi connection. Podere Cunina is an ideal location from which to discover the Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia, and all of Tuscany. Surrounded by this ancient landscape, essential and harmonious, your respect and love for nature's beauty will be nourished. Your eyes and your soul will remember it….and you will remain always attracted to this land

Live­stock paths, nu­mer­ous vine­yards, olive-groves, truf­fle-grounds, and lush forests with oaks, ilexes, broom and hawthorn can be seen here. Travelling along the rural dirt roads,often lo­cated on hill ridges, seems like sail­ing among waves of earth and, when over­looked by an open sky and pushed by the wind, one feels very small.

This land is crossed by the an­cient Via Cas­sia road and is part of the Fran­ci­gena pil­grims route. It is rich with old parish-churches, abbeys, and an­cient farm­houses and ther­mal springs, as well as traver­tine quar­ries which gave birth to the fa­mous local handicrafts. Due to their pe­cu­liar land­scape and the abun­dance of artis­tic and his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ences, the Sienese Clay Hills are among the most fa­mous and pho­tographed en­vi­ron­ments in Italy. Set be­tween the hills, the fields of grain and the cy­press trees, the Clay Hills are a coun­try­side her­itage pro­tected by UN­ESCO. Here mass tourism doesn't exist, it would be de­struc­tive and would dev­as­tate the in­ti­macy and har­mony em­i­nat­ing from these hills. In re­cent yeats ef­forts have­been made to ren­o­vate local farm­houses and restart crop cul­ti­va­tion, which was aban­doned in the '60s and '70s fol­low­ing in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment. These rural small­hold­ings live again and often offer hos­pi­tal­ity to tourists from all over the world as farm-hol­i­day prop­erty and lo­ca­tions.

PODERE CUN­INA in BUON­CON­VENTO is also a farm-hol­i­day lo­ca­tion within this sys­tem of ar­chi­tec­tural and land­scape re­cov­ery that fully re­spects its en­vi­ron­ment. Tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als typ­i­cal of the area, sourced via ac­cu­rate and de­tailed re­search, were used for the ren­o­va­tion. Lo­cated in­side a large na­ture re­serve, with many small and medium-sized wood­land an­i­mals, it of­fers 7 finely-ren­o­vated flats to tourists, with views of Mon­tal­cino, Mount Ami­ata and the hills of Buon­con­vento and Siena. It is equipped through­out with qual­ity, an­tique fur­ni­ture, fit­ted with all mod­ern com­forts, with max­i­mum level cer­ti­fi­ca­tion re­gard­ing safety and en­ergy sav­ing (un­der­floor heat­ing via ge­ot­her­mal sys­tem, ther­mal in­su­la­tion, pool).

Again in the light of en­vi­ron­men­tal re­cov­ery, we have restarted work­ing the soil by restor­ing a small ex­ist­ing olive-grove and cre­at­ing a new one with about 800 plants of the species Fran­toio, Lec­cino, Moraiolo, and Pen­dolino. The agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion of this small farm is the bi­o­log­i­cal Pure Olive Oil ('ex­travir­gin') from the Sienese Clay Hills, honey and organic saf­fron.

A loving restoration

Over a delicious lunch prepared by son Marcello, who is a trained chef and thus offers guests private cooking lessons, we heard the passion and love that Silvana, Piergiorgio and their children have put into the estate. Piergiorgio explained how the restoration took years, as they recuperated as much of the original materials as possible and then went on the search for original pieces to decorate their new home. The restoration is high quality, with beautiful fixtures and furnishings blending in perfectly with the feel of an old farmhouse: the authentic hand-painted walls were done by Piergiorgio himself and the heavy wooden shutters on the windows, wrought-iron beds and tiles in the apartments combine perfectly with every modern convenience (including TVs which I imagine I would never even turn on if I stayed here).

Keywords: Farm House, country home,Apartment, villa, agriturismo, Tuscany, Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia,Montalcino, cooking lesson , Italy, pool, vineyards, olives, wine tours, wineries, vineyards, San Gimignano, Pienza, Siena, Florence

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


we are Silvana and Piergiorgio, we have one daughter and two sons.

We love nature and art.We are mad about the Crete Senesi.

We have a special passion for ancient fornitures and objects.

We have consecrated all our passion to restore this old farmhouse and show it to our guests

FARMHOUSE PODERE CUNINA OF SILVANA FREDDI purchased this farmhouse in 2004


If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, to feel amazement from a glance towards the skyline, or a walk, or some woodland animal crossing your path, for a sunset caressed by the fresh evening breeze, to experience emotion for fascinating and amazing artistic places immersed in such unique, calm and silent environments, COME TO the FARMHOUSE CUNINA in BUONCONVENTO, and you enjoy the Tuscan countryside.


Each apartment is high quality, typical from Tuscany, comfortable and elegant with panoramic view. All very romantic.

To offer you a home away from home.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The ground has amazing colours and is so maleable that anyone passing over it leaves tracks. Livestock paths, numerous vineyards, olive-groves, truffle-grounds, and lush forests with oaks, ilexes, broom and hawthorn can be seen here..

Travelling along the rural dirt roads,often located on hill ridges, seems like sailing among waves of earth and, when overlooked by an open sky and pushed by the wind, one feels very small.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(110 traveler reviews)

Old Farm House 25 km Siena in Front of Montalcino with Pool/taking cooking class
average rating of 4.990909 based on 110 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Podere Cunina. Our apartment was lovely with beautiful views. Our host went out of their way to make our stay even better than we anticipated. Be sure ask about a wine tour from Marcelo.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille per la vostra bella, utile e completa recensione. Siamo felici che avete un bel ricordo di Cunina. Grazie di cuore. Speriamo di rivedervi ancora in futuro. Silvana con Piergiorgio e Marcello
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Honeymoon dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

What a simply beautiful property! We arrived in the evening after sunset so when we awoke the next morning, we were treated to a breathtaking panorama.

The apartment itself was excellently maintained: quaint farmhouse charm with all the modern amenities. The kitchen was well-equipped for our forays into Italian cooking.

The hosts were lovely, gracious, and helpful. We were very well taken care of. It was clear that Silvana and Piergiorgio take great care and pride in their home and business. It was also very interesting to see the comings and goings of an active farm . We enjoyed being able to purchase products that were harvested on site (olive oil, saffron, honey) and learn about the different processes involved.

The Podere is ideally situated for sightseeing around the must-see places in Tuscany. A car is a necessity.

Book now, you won't regret it. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie for your wonderful review! We're so happy you made good memories in Cunina. We hope to see you again sometime. Thanks again from Tuscany,
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Best part of our trip to Italy

  • 5 of 5

We decided to try staying at an agritourist apartment for 5 days of our vacation to Italy. We so regret that we didn't stay longer and simply do 1 or 2 day trips to Florence. It was November and the weather was a little on the cool side but that didn't really matter as we spent most days exploring the beautiful Tuscan countryside and all the charming and lovely nearby towns, with a lot of suggestions from Silvana. Our cooking class was great and even though I thought we were fairly good at cooking we learned a great deal of technical information from Marcelo and the meal with him and his family was really wonderful. If you go take advantage of the wine tour, again led by Marcelo who knows a great deal about wines as well as picking some representative wineries which we might have missed if we had been on our own. Our apartment was specious, clean and well stocked as we did a fair amount of our own food preparation, the bed was comfortable and the scenery is to die for beautiful and that part is absolutely free. If we return to Italy we will head straight to the Freddi farm.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, grazie1000 for your wonderful review! We are so glad that everything was well and you have wonderful memories of Podere Cunina! We warmly hope to meet you again. We already miss you... With the best greetings from Buonconvento. Silvana with Piergiorgio and Marcello
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Montreal, Canada

Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Podere Cunina has been a wonderful experience. The house is located on a hilltop from where you can see Montalcino. Our apartment was spacious and extremely clean and comfortable. You can see that the owners have put great efforts in choosing the right furniture and equipment. You will live amongst fruit trees, olive trees and a saffron culture ground. The pool is beautiful with a 360° panoramic view.

Silvana and Piergiorgio are fantastic hosts, always available to inform you on the activities to do and the best roads to take to visit the region. We took numerous daytrips on dirt roads with spectacular landscapes to visit Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Sienna and San Gimignano. We saw the Tuscany we had seen in our dreams.

We also took a cooking class with Marcello and we had dinner with the family and other residents who participated in the lesson. We had one of the best meal we ever had in Italy and this was the highlight of our stay at Podere Cunina. The next time we go to Tuscany we will without a doubt go back to Podere Cunina.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home in Toscana!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying the host family is so welcoming and helpful! My husband and I are the small pecentage of people who choose not to rent our own car in Tuscany and they helped us find our way and came to pick us up in town. Marcello drove us on a spectacular private wine tour the one full day we spent there and we had such a good time! It was definitely one our favorite days of our whole honeymoon. The property is pure magic. We enjoyed ourselves so much at podere cunina! We look forward to returning again some day!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga springs, NY

Great Tuscany Location

  • 5 of 5

As other visitors to Podere Cunina, i must give a 5 star review. The location of their beautiful agriturismo is perfect. Minutes from charming Buonconvento, and less than 30 minutes from multiple other beautiful Tuscan hilltop towns like Montalcino(which can be seen from the house), Pienza, Montepulciano, and of course Sienna.This makes relaxing day trips possible and still allows time to return to enjoy Podere Cunina. What a beautiful place ! The family has done an amazing job restoring this property and it's location is breathtaking. The apartment we stayed in, Salix, was neat , modern ,and well decorated. We used the kitchen for a few late night Tuscan dinners , and it's beautiful archway door looked out on a gorgeous countryside. The grounds were well landscaped with natural herbs everywhere, which were used in the cooking class.The space was perfect for my wife and I, and my son and his wife, with 2 upstairs bedrooms. The most amazing thing about this property though, is the family Freddi. Warm ,gracious and genuine, they made our stay seem like we were staying with old friends. The cooking class with Marcello and dinner with the family was the highlight of our trip. Using herbs from the garden and fresh local produce, we spent an afternoon preparing a 4 course Italian dinner that was perfect. We have since become experts at making gnocchi! Marcello was an informative and entertaining teacher , and we all agreed it was our favorite experience in Italy. To sum up- great location, great place, wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Maremma parco.
Nearest Point of Interest
Agriturismo Podere Cunina
Nearest Point of Interest
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Bagno Vignoni
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbazia di Sant'antimo
Nearest Point of Interest
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Abbazia di San Galgano
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Coming from northern Italy, the Freddis came to visit Tuscany and, like many of us, fell in love with the region. They were lucky and bold enough to take on the challenge of restoring this farmhouse to the south of Siena from ruin, since it was pretty much just walls when they found it

We were invited by the Freddi family to come and visit this April and have a chat over lunch. As we drove up the dirt road with a few potholes here and there (nothing our own DT-mobile, a Toyota Prius, wasn't able to handle), we concurred that it was worth it! Anyone arriving here cannot be left untouched by the stupendous views of the surrounding hills..While the photos on their website are quite spectacular, the estate is so much better in person. To be told of the views is one thing, but to actually be there and be surrounded by them and see the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino just beyond the house is certainly another. I stopped and imagined enjoying the sunset by the pool, carved out on the hill just below the house, with a glass of wine and the view: what dreams are made of!!


Rates & Availability

Buonconvento Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
high season
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
very high season
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
medium season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

tourist tax adult/ day $1
Pet Fee $32
weekly cleaning small ap $53
Heating if necessary $11

for more days the daily rate is less expensive.
In my personal website : you can verify the conditions and the rates.
heating in winter added with discount for long period, the weekly cleaning 50 or 70 euros for the largest apartments.
from March 2014 there is the new tourist tax: 1 euro/person/day for the first 7 nights ( + 12 years old)

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Buonconvento Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) + high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1).
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
' 360 wonderful panorama',' total relax',' silence', 'the setting is just stunning', wine tour, cooking lessons ( on demand) ,riding 3 km, rent a scooter near Siena or Montalcino, jeep tour in the Crete and Val d'Orcia with driver, selling agricultural products: organi soffran, honey, organi extravergine olive oil , tour in a cinta senese farm, balooning.We offer very interesting cooking classes for 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 people. Our son Marcello shows you very easy dishes, typical from Italy and From Tuscany with fresh typical italian product. The Marcello's WINE TOUR IS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCE !!! READ OUR REVIEWS, PLEASE.

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