Agriturismo Quarantallina - Vacanze a cavallo

POD QUARANTALLINO 97, 53022 Buonconvento (Siena)


In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (3), Flat (3),
  • Guests: 20
  • Map: Hills
  • Type of accommodation: Room only, Bed & Breakfast

The agriturismo


Quarantallina is an ancient farmhouse situated on top of one of the very suggestive hills of the Sienese country, a few kilometers from Montalcino and overlooking a natural terrace with a very suggestive scenery, that allows you to enjoy your holidays. In the outside area is situated the swimming pool and a small hot tub. 

The riding school is 600 metres walk from the Agriturismo and it offers lessons and trecking for beginners and expert riders from 1 hour of horse riding tour till treckings of more days. For the children there are the lovely Pony Shettland. All horses are in natural managment.  

Languages spoken : Italian, English, German 


The accommodation

The double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are located on the first floor of the main farmhouse and enjoy an excellent view. They are furnished with very good taste and are provided with mini-refrigerator. There is also a common room for use by the bedrooms guests with fireplace and television, where it is possible to taste the flavours of a tasty breakfast. The bedrooms are equipped with heating.

The apartments are situated in the main farmhouse and enjoy an excellent view. They have independent entrance and a private furnished garden to enjoy dinner outside in summer. Appaloosa and Paint are furnished with taste and equipped with modern facilities, satellite television, washing machines and heating.

The apartment Appaloosa (about 80 SQM) for 4/5 persons is located on the ground floor with a kitchen/living room, a twin bedded room, one bathroom with shower and window. At the first floor, reachable through a staircase,  there is the double bedroom with extra bed.

The apartment Paint (about 60 SQM) for 2/3 persons is located on the ground floor with a kitchen/living room, a single bedroom and one bathroom with shower and ventilator. At the first floor, reachable through a staircase, there is the double bedroom.

The apartment  Quarter (about 120 SQM) for 6 persons, occupies the separate barn, completely restored according to the country Tuscan tradition. It is located in front of the swimming pooland has an independent entrance and a private furnished garden. It’s equipped with modern facilities, satellite television, washing machine and heating. At the ground floor there is the kitchen/living room with fireplace, two double bedrooms, both with private bathroom. At the first floor, reachable through a wooden staircase  there is the double bedroom with private bathroom.

Activities and surrounding

Located in the Tuscan countryside near the city of Siena, Quarantallina is the perfect place for those willing to discover the many artistic, cultural and natural attractions of the area.

The Sienese territory offers a myriad of choices.

For lovers of art and culture, we set out from Buonconvento, one of today’s most beautiful Italian villages, with its fourteenth-century town walls and its Sacred Art and Sharecropping museums, located 5 km from the Holiday Farm. At the same distance rises the Etruscan village of Murlo, with finds on display at the local museum.

North of the Holiday Farm there is Siena, famous for its Palio horserace held on 2ndJuly and 16th August, not to mention the Cathedral, the Piazza del Campo that is unique worldwide, and the many alleys that run across the town.

Going south we find Montalcino, renowned for its Brunello wine, Pienza, the hometown of Pope Pius II, and Bagno Vignoni, a medieval village famous for its hot springs that date back to the Roman era. We also recommend visiting the extraordinarily beautiful abbeys located in the area, like Sant’Antimo, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, and San Galgano, and the chapel of Montesiepi with its sword in the rock. The artistic territory further expands southwards, with San Quirico d’Orcia and Montepulciano, and northwards, with Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra and so much more.


For lovers of nature there are many roads and paths that can be travelled on foot, by bike or on horseback. Buonconvento can be reached from the Holiday Farm through the dirt road of the Piana area, also identified as part of the “Eroica” cycling race route for bike lovers, or through another dirt road heading towards Murlo.

We also suggest the road connecting Murlo to La Befa and identified as the “vecchia ferrovia”, that is the route of the “old railroad” that served the Murlo coal pits.


The possibilities are endless, also owing to the numerous, stunning horse riding trails across fields, valleys and castles… it all makes you feel like a film star!

For spa lovers,the Bagno Vignoni and Rapolano Terme resorts are easy to reach and offer a source or wellbeing for body and soul.

For sea lovers, the Tyrrhenian coast is at a one and a half hour drive from the Holiday Farm and we suggest an outing to the Sterpaia Park for its clear waters, wide beaches and untouched wilderness, or the Regional Park of Uccellina in Alberese, characterised by lovely Mediterranean scrubland. After visiting the park, a dip in the sea is a perfect way to end the day!

For wine lovers... this land boasts numerous DOC wines, like Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Colli Senesi, Montecucco, etc… Many wine estates open up their cellars for guided visits and wine tasting. Guided tours can be booked at the Holiday Farm.

Events in Buonconvento

  • Things of the past over the Easter holidays with antiques market.

  • Threshing under the town walls in late July, a historical re-enactment demonstrating how threshing was done in the 1930s and 40s, with people wearing clothing of the period, and the machinery and farm tools in use at the time.

  • Sagra della Val d’Arbia in late September, a festival with dinners in the village districts, music, shows, market stalls, etc.


Available services

Swimming pool
Air conditioning
Pets allowed

Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.

Pets allowed

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Size/gender of dogs

  • Small (under 10 kg)
  • Medium (10 kg - 25 kg)
  • Large (25 kg - 45 kg)

Allowed in

  • Accommodation
  • Public areas
  • Pool (not in the water)


  • Only well-behaved, supervised animals
  • Must be kept on a lead in public areas
  • Must be kept on a lead outside
Sport and leisure
  • Horse-riding
  • Cooking classes
Typical products on sale
Disabled facilities
Credit cards welcome
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Museums and galleries
  • Artistic and historical sites
  • Spa
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping

Rooms and prices

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Activities and facilities
Michi Schweigl
July 2018
A wonderful place, an absolute silence, the two owners Mario and Serena available on every thing you ask. We would like to thank you for two wonderful weeks! Our daughters were immediately at home, the Appaloosa apartment was spotlessly clean, well furnished and perfect for our n... Read more
Stay: 7/2018
Traveller: Families with children
Holiday: Relaxing
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Reply from the host
Agriturismo Quarantallina - Vacanze a cavallo answers
We want to thank you for choosing our Agriturismo and for sharing with us for 15 days this little corner of paradise with your kindness and sympathy. Thank you so much, Serena, Mario, Elijah and Venus and the kittens!
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Elke und Detlef Riegel
June 2017
We looked for peace and nature and found it with Serena and Mario. A holiday apartment with a lot of love and taste and the uncomplicated care we really liked. A selected breakfast in a great atmosphere and from everywhere this view "made in" Toscana. Since my childhood... Read more
Stay: 4/2017
Traveller: Elderly people
Holiday: Relaxing
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April 2017
Very warm welcome from Serena and Mario, excellent hosts. We stayed in two in a spacious room with a fireplace with a very comfortable bed and windows with mosquito nets. The bathroom is spacious and well cleaned. Breakfast is great and plenty of choice, served in a lovely dining... Read more
Stay: 3/2017
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Relaxing
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Reply from the host
Agriturismo Quarantallina - Vacanze a cavallo answers
Alessandra Thanks for your review. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best regards Serena and Mario
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  • On since 2011
  • Speak: Italian, English, German

Please to meet you, my name is Serena and I am 51 years old.
The photo is of me and my husband, MARIO
I have been managing Quarantallina since 1999 along with my husband.
As well as we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops, we rear the animals.
It was a desire to to live in nature which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests especially like the location.


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