Podere del Pereto's organic farm and farm stay are situated in the peaceful countryside just outside Rapolano Terme,
and are perfectly located for anybody eager to visit the historic, natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany. The medieval city
of Siena, with its spectacular Piazza del Campo, magnificent polychrome cathedral and narrow streets adorned with the colors of
the contradas which contest the Palio, is just a short, 20 minute car ride away. In a few minutes you'll find yourself in the
heart of the Crete Senesi, immersed in a unique lunar landscape. Likewise, you’ll soon reach Monte Oliveto Maggiore,
with its famous frescoed cloister, and the splendid hilltop town of Pienza, famous for both its Renaissance architecture and pecorino cheese!
Lovers of good wine will be spoilt for choice: in less than 20 minutes, you’ll find yourself immersed in the vine-carpeted hills of Chianti Senese, famous for its Gallo Nero. To go to Montalcino and Montepulciano (less than 40 minutes away from the farm stay) just to taste the fabulous wine produced there would mean missing out on the fascinating history, art and architecture of two of Tuscany's most beautiful hill towns. Other Tuscan treasures, the likes of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Florence and Pisa, all lie within easy driving distance and provide the perfect material for an unforgettable day trip.
For those who would rather stay in the immediate vicinity of the farm stay, Podere del Pereto is just a couple of minutes away from Serre di Rapolano and the castle where the annual Serre Maggio festival, which celebrates the town’s medieval past as the ‘granary of Siena’, is held. Then there is Rapolano Terme which, in addition to its two thermal centers, has a historic center and museum which more than merit a visit. In Asciano, you’ll want to take a stroll down the high street; lined with artisan shops and home to two of the most beautiful museums in the area: the Palazzo Corboli Civic Museum of Archeology and Sacred Art and the Cassioli Museum of 19th century Sienese painting. Then there is the town of San Giovanni d'Asso, with its castle and Truffle museum – this latter an absolute must for lovers of the precious white and black tubers.
You’re in Tuscany, meaning there’s no shortage of bars and restaurants in which to savor the region’s excellent food and world famous wine, served with a smile by people who know exactly how to make your stay in their homeland a truly special one.