We did not stay in Santa Vittoria but in nearby accommodation that allowed us to access their restaurant and bar services. Fabulous food! Having travelled around Tuscany during our stay I can honestly say our best meals were had here (according to our daughter it is the best food in the whole of Italy!). During the summer the restaurant is open four nights/week - two a-la-carte evenings and two fixed price evenings with themed menus ('pasta and pizza' and 'barbeque'). The menu was simple but delicious, with many of the vegetables coming from the family garden, and the views from the terrace with the sun setting behind us provided an idyllic back-drop - even in a thunderstorm! The wine menu was good but the house wine at 6 euro/bottle was perfectly acceptable, and a two-course meal for four (2 adults and 2 children), including drinks averaged 65 euro. The owners are delightful - always smiling, attentive and keen to ensure our needs were met. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- :Framed by the splendid hilly landscape of Volterra and her ‘Balze’ (crags), and situated in the sunny Tuscan countryside, is the holiday farm Santa Vittoria. Here we offer relaxing and timeless farm holidays, in eight harmoniously restored apartments equipped with every convenience to make your stay as pleasant as possible.The agritourism facilities consist of two independent farmhouses – Riparbella and Collevicchi – located on two main, but separate, hills from which one can enjoy unforgettable views. The estate is open all year round, given the attractive and different shades of the colours of nature during the varied Autumn and Winter months, for hunting enthusiasts and lovers of traditional Tuscan cooking. In fact Mamma Maria captivates guests with her typically homemade and strictly Tuscan cuisine for which she uses many of our own locally-grown products.Once back in your apartment you can enjoy the intimate, cosy atmosphere created by a real log fire or admire the star-studded heavens all around you. The geographically-central position of Santa Vittoria allows one to quickly reach the main Art cities of Tuscany such as: Volterra; San Gimignano; Monteriggioni; Siena; Firenze; Luca; Pisa; the coastline between Bolgheri and Populonia; and the Chianti area as well as interesting but less noteworthy towns and villages which we can recommend.In addition Santa Vittoria organises painting and cookery courses (on request), sampling/tasting of our own home-grown produce and Pick Your Own produce from our vegetable gardens. Lastly, it is also possible to fish in a nearby lake, to discover hidden woodland paths on horseback or just visit our own estate where we rear pheasant, pigeon and wild boar. Thanks to our continuous presence on the property, we are always on hand to give you a warm and friendly welcome, and to offer assistance and advice. ... more less