Having never tried agriturismo before we went onto trip advisor and had a look. Sergio’s had only rave reviews – nothing could be that good we thought, well it was! Starting with the location – set off the beaten track amongst Sergio’s olive trees, looking out across a landscape dotted with Cyprus trees just to confirm that you are in Tuscany. Breakfast for us was outside on the terrace - Sergio’s delicious homemade cake and the most Italian of cappuccinos. You can then spend the day taking it easy by the pool or heading off to Florence, Pisa or Lucca. So many places to visit. Sergio will give you indications of a great place to park (free) in Florence, the best ice-cream shop nearby, a church or two off the tourist route. If you’re interested, he’ll share his passion of renaissance art with you. On the way back from sight-seeing, you’ll already be thinking about dinner and what Cecilia is cooking. It might be delicate courgette flowers stuffed with ricotta followed by pasta with home grown tomatoes and olives, the most succulent of roasts with rosemary from the garden accompanied of course by bottles of local wine, produced by a friend and neighbour of Sergio’s. All this seated around the most beautifully decorated table on the terrace listening to great music in the background. Sergio and Cecilia have a way of making you feel like you’re amongst friends. So, armed with a litre or two of Sergio’s olive oil we headed off to our next destination but found ourselves suddenly very homesick for Sergio and Cecilia’s!
Brian and Fiona
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This small agriturismo, which is an ancient farm-house on the hills of San Miniato al Tedesco, among woods, olive-trees and stars is the ideal place for a romantic holiday, very relaxing, with a particular attention to culture, tasteful for good and genuine things.3 Rooms only ... more less