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Our Territory: Travel Journal

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 2nd July 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.
Lunch at the “Da Brunello” inn, serving tasty local dishes, is a wonderful way to top off any excursion.
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.

The wonderful atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside