Your home base to explore the heart of Tuscany in Italy!
Ideal for romantic holidays or with your children.
Our farmhouse La Bruciata is located 2 km from Montepulciano (known as “The Pearl of the 16th Century”) in the province of Siena, in the direction of Pienza.
It is situated in a strategic and central position to visit the heart of Tuscany and takes its name from the farm located on the edge of the “Poliziano” territory, which faces the gentle and spectacular hills of the Val d’Orcia. The Artistic Natural and Cultural Park of the Val d’Orcia is a World Heritage Site where the dominant element of the landscape is a clay soil which lies bare forming the famous “lunar landscape” (Crete Senesi).
Nearby there are many picturesque villages rich in beautiful and artistic history: Monticchiello (which can be reached by foot along a path through the woods), Pienza, Montefollonico, Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagni San Filippo, Cortona. Also within an easy drive you can reach famous Italian cities such as Siena, Perugia, Arezzo, Firenze, Pisa, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Volterra, , and in less than two hours the magnificence of Roma.
Meet Our Family
Our hope is to occupy a small part of your heart…
Good morning! We are Laura, Marisa, Ada, Elisa and Emma, your hosts at La Bruciata, four generations of women together who look forward to welcoming you to our farm, as only a Tuscan family can do!!!
ADA, THE SWEET GREAT-GRANDMOTHER
who still works in our large garden and takes care of our animals to get the best ingredients for our traditional Tuscan cuisine.
and extraordinary cook who loves to spoil us with her delicious dishes, cooking with simple, local ingredients that nature offers us each day.
that’s me. I speak three languages and it is my pleasure to welcome and take care of you in any way I can. I will happily answer questions, or recount stories about our family tradition, make recommendations for restaurants, or suggest local routes not found in the guidebooks– things only a family, born and raised here, can help you discover.
ELISA AND EMMA
the youngest members of our family, but firsts in sweetness and happiness who love to meet everyone, always intrigued by the cultures of people from different countries.
Together we strive to give you a wonderful holiday and an opportunity to enjoy a true experience of Tuscan life: exploring this area and many hidden corners that only the people which love and live here know; tasting the true flavor of agricultural products; touching our ingredients; enjoying our plants and flowers which create an intimate and peaceful atmosphere; hearing both the silence as well as our friendly local dialect; in short, experiencing the famous “Dolce Vita” with a family who has roots here for generations and who is always ready to give you help and assistance.
My great-grandfather bought this property in 1933 and the generations that have followed, have always maintained and taken care of this land and its products, and in 2001 we opened this farmhouse to share with all of you what we do best.
We started with little more than a desire to create an intimate and relaxing atmophere for our guests, and with a lot of hard work we have achieved that dream. Our satisfaction comes in knowing we have created a place where you can enjoy a memorable Tuscan experience, for this reason La Bruciata is special!
Our hospitality will make you feel at home, offering you our best advice about the local people, the Tuscan food and wine in an area already famous for its art and its nature.
We are happy to book activities in the surrounding countryside, like spending a day at an organic farm that produces the famous Pecorino, if you have interest in seeing how this wonderful cheese is produced, or cooking classes where you can learn the art of our homemade pasta called “pici” or where you can take painting lessons: There is a full page of activities you can choose from! Or if you really just love relaxing and enjoying your holiday, you can enjoy the farm, its scenic location and our products.
La Bruciata will be your home away from home as you experience your own La Dolce Vita!
Territory and activities
The land here is unique
made so by all who have cultivated it with knowledge and love, from generation to generation, a land that is famously known throughout the world as “La Dolce Vita”. From this earth comes natures bounty: the wines of Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, the extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino cheese di Pienza, the valued Chianina and Cinta Senese meat, as well as the inestimable artistic heritage of countless villages, abbeys (Sant’Antimo Abbey, Monte Oliveto Major Abbey and Sant’Anna in Camprena), castles, museums and landscapes. And if you just want to relax and focus on your well being, there are tours to the spas of Montepulciano, Chianciano, Rapolano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, and San Casciano dei Bagni.
Tuscany Farmhouse Accommodation
Our love of the earth and this countryside prompted us to create for our guests, a green paradise with a large garden of native flowers and plants, a place where you can relax reading a good book in a hammock near the old oak, or sip a glass of our local sangiovese wines on the travertine terraces while enjoying the delightful view of the landscape in front of you, or simply unwind in the shade of a flower-covered gazebo with a view of the magnificent valley.
La Bruciata offers the opportunity to enjoy many experiences, the well-manicured garden is also home to a beautiful swimming pool, fully equipped with sun umbrellas, tables and loungers for peaceful sunbathing by the pool.
During the week you can participate in any number of activities that we organize and you are invited to ask us about the various guided tours that take place around us: cooking classes, wine tours, tastings of olive oil or the famous pecorino, lots of activities to afford you a memorable Tuscan experience, combined with the local and natural food of our breakfasts and our traditional homemade dinners with the freshness of our products.
Our family has lived in Tuscany for generations and we look forward to offering you our hospitality, and helping you in any way we can, including answering any of your questions in English.
La Bruciata welcomes you to a refined and exclusive environment that preserves and reflects the warmth of a family.
La Bruciata is a small farmhouse in Tuscany in Montepulciano, a beautiful area famous throughout the world for its art, history, nature and excellence in typical Tuscan products.Here you will find a true Tuscan family, who for generations has been dedicated to the passion for their work and the satisfaction of reaping the fruits of their labors. Discover >>