Tabiano Mezzapiaggia Uopini (SI) Carpella, 9
Tabiano is a family-run
farm which grows grain and Chianti Colli Senesi grapes,
raises sheep for their milk, ricotta, and cheese, and
produces olive oil (particularly rich because the olives
are harvested by hand and cold-pressed to preserve their
natural qualities unaltered). All of these are organic
products certified by the AIAB which you can sample as
guests on the farm. The welcome you receive here is simple
and family-style, with hospitality offered in an ancient
stone farmhouse on the farm’s 300-hectare (750-acre)
property, in the middle of Tabiano’s olive groves. As a
matter of fact, Mezzapiaggia, as the farmhouse is called,
looks out over 10 hectares of olive trees and the hillsides
It has been recently restored and remodelled to create 4 apartments, in which the original building materials—stone, terracotta bricks, wooden beams—have been carefully recuperated and preserved. Another guest house has been made out of an old barn, closer to the center of the farm, in a panoramic position overlooking a lovely valley on one side and the charming village of Basciano on the other.
Tabiano offers you the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet the advantage of being only 5 km. from beautiful Siena and 5 km. from the highway that allows you to reach Florence in 50 minutes and countless other places of historical, artistic, and natural interest in even shorter time (San Gimignano, Volterra, Montalcino…). Upon request there is the option of being accompanied by an English or German-speaking guide on an individual or group art and history tour. And if your children are not fond of sightseeing, they can remain on the farm under the care of a babysitter.
But aside from trips off the farm, it will be pleasant just to stay in the country cooling off in the pool, playing ping-pong, attending one of the cooking or ceramics courses that are organized upon request,or discovering the surrounding area with the bicycles rented on the premises.
|Area :||Val di Merse|