LA LOCANDA DEL BARBAGIANNI
Bed & Breakfast
While looking for a place to really feel at home Andrea and I, Gianna, came across this old farmhouse which had to be renovated in part, and we fell in love with it. The feeling of being in a "magic" place for its location, its silence, the unspoiled beauty of the woods, the pine forest and hills, the view of the sea with the wind bringing its scents won over us and we decided to establish our lives and our work here.
Respect for environment and traditions
We tried to renovate our house, an old farmhouse, whose origins date back to the end of the eighteenth century, in total respect of the surrounding environment and its structure . Built in origin as a small stone house, it has been enlarged over the years by the former owners and brought to be a beautiful farmhouse with all the features of the traditional Tuscan country houses.
Passion for the countryside, cooking, photography
When we met we immediately shared our common passions and those passions (countryside , cooking and photography) are the main reason which led us to change our lives and dedicate ourselves to the realisation of our dream: to have a B & B with a few bedrooms and a small cooking school to give our guests tranquility they seek along with good food and good drink.
The best way to start a wonderful day: a nice breakfast with local products prepared with love, always fresh and different with a great attention to food seasonality .
Our guests have a free WiFi line in the common areas (veranda, garden around the house) at their disposal.
Immerse yourself in nature, in the silence of the wind caressing the tree leaves, walking paths from the farmhouse throughout the hills facing the sea and the woods surrounding the property.
Daily Bedroom Cleaning
Our bedroom are cleaned every day.
Our pool is located in the middle of the garden and olive grove. The sun shines the whole day due to its South-West position. The pine forest in front of the pool offers a natural refreshing area for a complete relax during the hot summer days.
Dinner upon Request
Upon request we can prepare dinner for our guests. We offer typical Tuscan dishes with fresh and seasonable ingredients.
SEE & DO
Wine & Oil tasting
An area like ours has a great richness: extra virgin olive oil and wine, produced with the benevolent influence of the sea , whose perfumes arrive on our hills, brought by western winds. And it is possible to taste olive oil DOP , produced with the olives of our olive grove and taste local wines, perhaps accompanied by small tastes of cured meats and cheeses .
Moreover we can organize guided visits to the renowned winery Sator with wine tastings, bruschette, Tuscan cured meats and cheese (http://www.satorwines.com/)
At our guests' disposal a little library in all the bedrooms: different books in different languages.
The quietness and silence invite to read: here you can really relax with a book in the shadow of the garden.
From all our windows you can overlook on the cultivad hills, on the olive grove and on the woods surrounding the property. The sea in the distance reminds that in a short time you can reach the beaches or admire it from our garden in quietness.
Possibility to participate in "Little Cooking Classes" organized by the owner, experienced promoter of Italian and Tuscan Cuisine.
Complete menus or specific lessons on the preparation of fresh pasta, pizza, traditional desserts.
Exploration and knowledge of the territory
Exploration and knowledge of the territory with the Environmental Hiking Guides of RETROTERRA that offer excursions and workshops dedicated to the world of spontaneous plants to be used in the kitchen and in the natural dyeing of fabrics and yarns. In each experience you will be accompanied to the rediscovery of a way to live and work in harmony with the environment, sharing more sustainable choices and rhythms.
Thermal baths & Spa
An unforgettable experience at "Calidario Terme Etrusche" in Venturina Terme, only 45 Minuten by car. Our B&B has a special agreement with this wonderful spa with hot springs and our guests can get special offers.
Our B&B cooperates together with the association "Aquila Nera Horses" in Pomaia. They offer several activities for horse riding ("Indian riding", individual lessons and courses, activities for children).
All infos and contacts at www.aquilanerahorses.it
Abbiamo soggiornato in questo b&b nel mese di settembre. Che dire? Struttura, luoghi e accoglienza ottimi! Gianna e Andrea ci hanno fatto sentire a casa e non ci hanno trattato come semplici clienti, ma ospiti a tutti gli effetti nel loro bellissimo casolare immerso nelle colline toscane. Stanze accoglienti, spaziose, pulitissime e arredate con buon gusto.
Consigliatissimo a chi ricerca un'oasi di pace e tranquillità, pur restando poco distanti dal mare e dai principali borghi toscani della zona.