Loc. Le Ceregne, 76, 52036 Pieve Santo Stefano (Arezzo)
In Tuscany’s green Tiber Valley, near Arezzo, the agriturismo enjoys stunning views of Lake Montedoglio, part of a family run organic farm producing wine, extra virgin olive oil, vegetables, fruit, jam and eggs and rearing barnyard animals.
Offering farmhouse accommodation for comfortable stays, you can choose accommodation only, or opt for breakfast and/or dinner too, with a weekly activity programme to discover what the local area has to offer.
You will be welcomed to the agriturismo by Giada and her family, to live the rural life 2.0, in a place where the best of the past has been brought into the future.
Giada inherited a farm and a lifestyle:when she began the renovation of her grandfather's farm, Giada wanted to combine aspects of the rural lifestyle with the “healthy” technology of the modern era, not seeing tradition as something nostalgic and modernisation as a loss of values, but using good technology to improve the quality of her life and tradition to remember where she came from.
The combination of innovation and tradition is at the very heart of the agriturismo:photovoltaic panels and organic farming, iPads and free-range hens, irrigation using recycled rainwater and fresh produce from the vegetable garden, energy saving and picking wild fruit, WiFi and healthy cuisine.
This led the farm to win the 2013 Green Tuscany Oscar, recognised as one of the best Italian providers of zero impact, sustainable tourism.
The three stylishly renovated farmhouses benefit from communal courtyards and open space, and verandas with wooden beams and exposed terracotta for relaxing on summer days, surrounded by flower-filled gardens, well-maintained lawns and 60 hectares of land.
You'll find rooms and apartments with all the latest home comforts and traditional furnishings reminiscent of the rural culture, based on a sustainable design and creative recycling, bringing new life to simple country items.The apartments feature terracotta paving and Tuscan stone, with exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and well-equipped kitchens with crockery, electric ovens and fridge-freezers, while the rooms offer private bathrooms and kitchenettes, ideal for couples with small children.
All rooms and apartments enjoy their own private outdoor space, shaded and equipped with table and chairs, sunbeds and barbecues, perfect for enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Montedoglio and relaxing surrounded by tranquil nature.
The restaurant serves typical Tuscan cuisine, with traditional recipes passed down through the generations:hand-chopped meat ragù, ravioli with ricotta and herbs, potato tortelli, sausages with fennel, panzanella, bread soup, agliata garlic sauce, bagiana beef stew, bruschetta, black crostini and homemade pasta, as well as dishes of wild boar and game, porcini mushrooms and truffles.
Vegetarian and vegan guests can also be sure of a delicious selection of tasty, traditional dishes that are free from animal products.
The restaurant uses ingredients from the farm itself and other local producers,and the agriturismo’s chef, Mamma Antonella, is known for her cuisine based on fresh, seasonal produce.In the morning you’ll find her in the vegetable garden gathering vegetables for dinner, and in the hen house tending to the chickens, which provide the eggs for breakfast and her delicious homemade desserts.
The agriturismo is located in Tuscany’s Tiber Valley, between Arezzo’s hills and woodland, which appear in paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Battle of Anghiari” and literary works like “The Little Flowers” of St. Francis of Assisi, the ideal base for exploring ancient hamlets such as Sansepolcro, Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo and Pieve Santo Stefano.Arezzo, Florence, Assisi and Lake Trasimeno are easily accessible too.
The agriturismo offers “Experience Tours”, in which guests get involved in the cultivation of the land, the harvest and the gathering of olives, mushrooms and truffles. You can discover art and crafts through storytelling and memories handed down by local artisans and learn how to make homemade pasta and prepare traditional Tuscan recipes.
A weekly activity programme, which runs from April to October, offers guest the chance to discover what the local area has to offer, including:
- Cookery classes for children and adults
- Walks in the estate’s woodland (1-3 hours)
- Truffle foraging with dog and truffle hunter
- Aperitif with tasting of local wines
- Archery lessons for beginners with instructor and 2 courses for experts (FIARC, FITARCO and IFAA registered)
- Wine tasting with tour of the “Fattoria La Torre – Arezzo” organic wine cellar
- Oil tasting with tour of the “Fattoria Il Faggeto – Anghiari” olive press
- Horse riding for beginners and experts, adults and children at “Compagnia Cavalieri di Villaba – Pieve Santo Stefano”
- Trips to the “Fattoria L’Aringa Appesa – Sansepolcro” donkey farm with rides for children
- Bicycle hire (MEDIUM and TOP OF THE RANGE), ROAD, MOUNTAIN BIKES and E-BIKES available, plus helmet, puncture kit, tools and water bottle.Transfers to and from the agriturismo included.
- Kundalini yoga lessons and courses
- Fishing trips with guide and equipment hire for coarse fishing, spinning, carp fishing and ledgering
- fishing licence for Lake Montedoglio (for those not in possession of a valid licence for Tuscany)
- Maps for cycling (road bike or mountain-bike), and for excursions and trekking.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Up to 40
Set menu + À la carte
Ein sehr schönes familengeführtes Anwesen mit schöner Lage über dem See und sehr ruhig gelegen, das Apartment was in bestem Zustand und alles neu und funtionsfähig und sehr gut ausgestattet.
Das Beste war das Essen, 4 Gänge Menu von der Oma gekocht und alle Getränke inkl. Wein waren mit dabei, das Frühstück war esbeso reichhaltig wie im 5 Sterne Hotel.
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Virginia und Antonio
Giada, her family, and staff are very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful and peaceful setting with lake view and hiking trails out back door. Rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated. Archery lesson by Giada was wonderful and she really took time to instruct!
Le Ceregne is away from hustle and bustle but close to bigger towns and only short distance to heart of Tuscany. Food was fabulous at breakfast and dinner and house wine flowed nonstop. Extra credit for being organic and sustainably run!! Wish we could have stayed for a month!!!
We stayed in this paradise for 10 nights in June 2018. We had a small apartment with a fantastic view of the lake. Giada and her team do everything to give their guests a wonderful break from everyday life. The breakfast buffet we did not use, because we rather enjoyed the view from our terrace. But the evening dinner leaves nothing to be desired. Warm regards to the kitchen and the service team. Actually, we would have awarded the 10 points. But there are 3 little things to know there. For someone who is somewhat restricted in the movement, the toilet was very low. No problem for all healthy people. The second is that the terrace does not provide privacy to the neighbor. But that is also a matter of opinion, but does not emerge from the pictures. The pool has a fantastic location, but only serves to cool off, since it is quite small. If that does not bother you, here as we can spend a wonderful time out. But the absolute highlight is for every archer and nature lover of the course. He goes through beautiful, unspoiled nature with beautiful views. For that alone we would award 20 points if we could. If you are looking for excitement and want to stroll in the evening, but here is wrong. We felt completely comfortable and will definitely go back. Many thanks and best regards to Giada and her whole team Gudun & Jürgen PS: Who loves cats is exactly right here
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