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The wonderfully attractive swimming pool, which is situated in a very panoramic area, appears like a window that looks out onto the green underlying valley and hills that surround it.

During the summer week-ends, or on other occasions you can spend pleasant outdoor, candelit evenings, near our wine cellar. Cold dishes prepared with local products are available along with our own wines. The wine cellar and the adjacent wine tasting bar are two attractive areas that are nicely and comfortably furnished to allow one to taste and appreciate our products with tranquillity.

The Wine cellar, the "Tinaia" (fermenting room), and the "Orciaia" (conservation room), is where our wines and olive oil are produced and conserved, that still use traditional methods that date back over a century.

Particularly interesting is the visit and over night stay in our farmhouse during the autumn season, during which time the guests can observe and, if they wish, can actively participate in the phases of production of the wine, olive oil and "vinsanto".

Regarding visits to surrounding places, the choices are many. The area is in a very strategic position to allow one to visit many cities famous for their art. For example, Florence is an obvious choice. Pisa's Leaning Tower is now open to the public. Siena, the city of the "Palio" (traditional horse riding competitions) has been quoted as being where the "best possible Italian" is spoken; Prato is where Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance influences are met with artists of the caliber of Donatello, Giuliano from Sangallo and many others; the medieval atmosphere of S.Miniato is reminiscent of emperors Enrico IV, Redbeard, and Fred II and the unsettled spirit of Pier of the Vineyards, Lucca , Garfagnana, Mugello…

If one then wishes to travel a bit further to the sea, Livorno is where you can enjoy the whole neighbouring coast from Viareggio to the north to Castiglioncello to the south, and down further south you can reach the wild beaches of Capalbio and moreover you will reach our beautiful farm “Il Fontino”.

In short, there really won't be time for boredom!