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N° 008 | Thirteenth Century Farm

users 20 bed 9 bath 5

A restored thirteenth-century farm in the heart of Tuscany

Connect with nature in a beautifully tranquil spot in a restored 13th-century farm beautifully transformed. Nestled inside an evergreen forest, it sits on an extinct volcano that was sacred to the Etruscans and overlooks the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni.

 The lifestyle of old Italy is preserved here in this unique spot. The wonderful owners have dedicated themselves to the organic farming of olive trees, vineyards, fruit, vegetables, and herbs, which are then used in preparing homemade vegetarian meals. 

The unique décor of the ten bedrooms in this traditional farmhouse is serene, with earthly colors and windows looking out onto the rolling hills of the Tuscan Countryside

This property is the ideal location to organize retreats, for example, yoga practice, meditation, exercise, artistic creation, or hands-on contact with nature in the fields. Their experience and network of quality instructors and therapists offer you personalized experiences to maximize restoration, healing, and growth.

Their philosophy is that food is the ultimate source of health and happiness. The food is prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, primarily the certified organic produce they grow on their own site. Over twenty years of travel and living by the mantra that ‘food is medicine’, their meals are a highlight for the guests: always rich in nutrients, organic and vegetarian. The menu varies depending on the season Mediterranean traditional flavors meet new creations in healthy, vibrant cooking.

The Space

The thick walls and terracotta tiles of the house keep guests cool in the summer and cozy in the winter, and the many windows let the lavender-scented breeze fill the rooms. There are ten uniquely-furnished rooms clustered around a spacious communal area containing a traditional fireplace. Although most rooms are doubles, there are options for singles and/or 3 triples. In the case of larger groups, they can offer additional double bedrooms nearby.

On the ground floor, there is a multi-purpose wooden floor activity room of 100m², which has an adjoining bathroom. There is also a massage room, as well as a wood-burning pizza oven.

Much of life is spent outdoors, often at the large communal tables under the shade of the pergolas, where you eat the meals prepared in the professional kitchen using their own organic produce. For a moment to oneself, there are plenty of chairs in the sun and hammocks in the shade, ideal for sunbathing, reading, or star-gazing. The south-exposed patio is well suited for sunrise and sunset sessions as well as celebrations or parties. The cool off in summer there is also a pool as well as a river nearby. 

Extra Services

Private Chef - Extra Cleaning Services - Nanny service - Personal Trainer - Massages - Laundry Service - Breakfast Service - Pizza Chef  


Monteriggioni: Distance 2.2 km (25 min walk)
A beautiful, perfectly intact medieval village. There is a tiny museum, a small church, some bars, restaurants, an ice-cream hub, and some other shops. Walking around takes no more than 10 minutes. You can also take a walk on the walls to enjoy the exquisite Tuscan landscape.

Plinius Loves

At Plinius, we feel this is a very special property because of the ultimate Italian Slow Living.

Slow Food: Home-cooked meals by Francesca. She creates the recipes and cooks every single delicious bite. Mixing tradition with innovation, creativity, and modern simplicity, she has a gift. All organic produce comes from the most impressive vegetable garden we have ever seen!

Back to nature: Guests can participate in work on the farm, get their hands dirty and bring the lessons home to live a more mindful life.

 • Yoga & meditation Relaxing and peaceful holiday • Sustainability

Yoga / Weddings/ Family Party

For tailor-made vacations or Yoga retreats, for you, your family, friends, or business partners, please get in touch for made to measure program.:

Nearest Airport

Florence 57 min | Pisa 1:30 hr


To get to know more about this wonderful property and exceptional story, read the article It's funny how life works out sometimes”


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Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges. 

€ 9,400 per week

€ 7,000 for 5 days ~ Min. stay 5 night

Each extra night is € 1.200.

Included in the price: 

  • Gas | Electricity | Water 
  • Once-a-day cleaning service, room assessment, towels, bed sheets, and all taxes
  • End-of-stay cleaning

Additional costs:

  • Security Deposit: € 2.500 The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues
  • Tourist Tax €1,50 p.p.p.d 

Food & Beverages:

  • Early Tea € 5 per person
  • Brunch € 35 per person
  • Lunch or Dinner € 40 per person

*The kitchen is for professional use only.

Extra Information: 

Minimum stay: 5 days 

The kitchen is for professional use only. They provide a vegetarian organic km0 meal service. Meals are cooked by the staff with fresh, organic ingredients from the garden. All meals are vegetarian. There are different options; breakfast only or half board (breakfast and either lunch or dinner). Additionally, there are many recommendations for restaurants in the area.

Capacity for up to 20 guests, 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and the yoga room. Although most rooms are doubles, there are options for singles and/or 3 triples. In the case of larger groups, they can offer additional double bedrooms nearby (€140 per night.). In total 1000m² indoor space and 7 hectares of beautiful organic gardens and fields. 

Security Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of €2,500 is due to secure your booking. Six months prior to your arrival date an additional non-refundable deposit of €2,500 is due.

Payment: 2 weeks prior to your arrival date, the balance is due. Balance = (number of nights) + (meals x number of participants x days) 

Farm stay: Your stay will be on a rural working farm with animals, both domesticated and wild. 


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Fireplace Fireplace
Gym Gym
Parking Parking
Pizza oven / wood fired oven Pizza oven / wood fired oven
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Car-free access Car-free access
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Energy-saving Energy-saving
High Efficiency Boiler High Efficiency Boiler
Local economy Local economy
Natural airco Natural airco
Rainwater recovery Rainwater recovery
Recycling Recycling
Refill Refill
Regional food Regional food
Renewable energy Renewable energy
Towel change request Towel change request
Vegetable garden Vegetable garden
Waterflow reducers Waterflow reducers

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