We are a couple and have stayed at Azienda Agricola Barbi for 2 nights in August 2013.
The place is a perfect way to experience country side Tuscany. The house is located in the heart of an olive farm, with very nice views to cities as Pienza and San Quirico. Montepulciano is also close, some 12k far only. Montalcino is 22k away.
Mr Vilmo Barbi, the owner, came personally to welcome us. He has some written suggestions of things to do around the region that helped us a lot - Do follow his tips and you will surely have a good time.
Barbi has a discount agreement with a awesome restaurant at Monticchello (If I recall it well, the name of the restaurant is Osteria Il Portal or Il Porta). You really need to book the restaurant in advance as Vilmo suggests, but it is definitely worth it. I have tried the Ravioli in Cheese sauce with truffles and it was one of my best meals all around Italy. Do mention you are staying at Barbi's place to receive special discounts.
The only thing that could have been better is having a ventilator to stand the hot August weather. Still, the heat was not a very big issue, given the good things and fun we had at the Azienda Barbi.
Mr. Vilmo Barbi, thanks for the lovely stay! Was a terrific way to finish our trip around Tuscany.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable apartments with breathtaking views of Pienza and the Val d'Orcia, Azienda Agricola Barbi also direct sales of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pici, Ceci and Farro. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Barbi Monticchiello, Italy - Tuscany