We are now in collaboration with Slow Tourism as we believe this, like Slow Food, is a very important initiative for everyone.
Slow Tourism is traveling without rushing from place to place. It is learning about the area that you are visiting, not just the little bits of info that can be found in guide books. It is about getting to the heart of it. Meeting the people, joining the festivities, becoming one with the area discovering and experiencing the origins
Some of the requirements for an agritourism to collaborate with Slow Tourism are:
- Knowing the area well:
We try to gain as much information about local festivals, local important places, local hand crafted shops and more to help our guests have a true Tuscan holiday.
- Having the style characteristics of the area:
We believe in maintain the character of the area thoughout the property, from the apartments to the breakfast room and beyond. Typical Tuscan furnishings like dining tables that are also pasta making tables with rolling pin and board designed in to them.
- Typical local menus with local recipes
Our menus feature Sienese recipes like Panzanella, Pici all’Aglione, Roasted Prosciutto, Castagnaccio and more depending on the season as this is also what is very important, only eating the items that are in season..
- Utilizing local products
First of all our wines and olive oil that are so well representative of this land. All the products are either grown on the property or are from Tuscan farmers. Everything from the salt from Grosetto to the Chianina beef from Siena.
We provide recycling bags in each accommodation and ask that all of our guests respect the environment and recycle.
- Reducing wasted energy
Our photovoltaic system of 15 KW produces a big part of the consumed energy and allows to save 4 tons of petrol yearly and avoids the emission of 10 tons of CO2, egual to the quantity absorbed of a 2 hectars wood every year.
We believe in living the Slow Life and hope that you will join in.