Agriturismo Podere Vignali - Murlo, Siena
Strada Vicinale delle Bufalaie, 8
53016 Murlo (Siena)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation
Geographical Location: Hill
n°3 Apartment . Total Guests 14
The farm is situated on the top of a hill at a height of about 300 mt., with lovely views of Rapolano, Radicofani, Montalcino, Mount Amiata, within easy reach of the most interesting Tuscan and Umbrian localities, such as Siena and Montalcino 25 km. away, Val d'Orcia 30, San Gimignano 65, Arezzo 80, Firenze 90, Perugia 120, Assisi 150.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Podere Vignali
In the 18th century stone buildings, perfectly restructured with total respect of the local tradition, using wooden beams and old-style terracotta tiles, a warm and informal welcome by the owners and accommodation in comfortable rooms and apartments, furnished with taste and sober elegance.
The apartments each have at least two bathrooms and are fully equipped and self-sufficient, with heating, fridge, four gas rings, oven and utensils.
If you are a couple, "Cisto" is the best solution, whereas if you come with your family or in two/three couples you will need either "Ginestra" or "Corbezzolo". "Cisto" could also be comfortable for four young friends or for a small family with two children..
Giorgio and Giuliana are in any case happy to study the best individual solution for you according to your requirements.
The apartments are normally let weekly, from Saturday to Saturday, with check-in between 4,00 - 8,00 p.m. and check-out before 10,00 a.m.; all with flexibility to be agreed on.
According to seasonal availability, there are also bed and breakfast rooms for a minimum of two nights.
Where we areIn the heart of the Siena hills
Bowling green, Hunting, Ping-Pong, TennisWellness:
Thermal baths nearbyInternal Services:
Acces Internet, Communal telephone, TV in room, Heating, Final cleaningExternal services:
Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car parkExperiences:
Golf, Cycle tourism, Trekking, Stables & Riding, Shopping, Religious pilgrimages, Romantic escape, Adventure, Family & Children, Art and Culture, Food and Wine, Wellness, Eco Frendly
The farm has a car park, a swimming-pool (with umbrella, gazebo, sun beds and deck chairs), table tennis and bowls/pétanque. Facilities are free and only for the Farm guests.
Tennis can be arranged for a small charge 2km away on synthetic court, in Vescovado di Murlo.
Riding Centres 10km away, in Viamaggio, with possibility of trekking, to arranged directly with the managers of the riding schools.
Golf courses in the neighbourhood are in Siena, Sovicille, Colle Val d'Elsa (between 25-50km away).
A swim in the sea is little more than an hour by car as Marina di Grosseto, the beach nearest to the Farm, is at less than 80km away; a little bit farther are the famous localities of Castiglion della Pescaia and Punta Ala. Other recommended sea excursions are those to the Natural Park of Uccellina (80km) and to the promontory of Argentario (110km).
Also a boat trip on the lake is within reach as lake Trasimeno is only 70km away.
The nature around the Farm offers a lot of possibility of easy walks or real trekking, to discover the small lake of Acquabuona (ex mines of lignite), the old mills, the Conventaccio, the didactic journey of the ancient coal railway, etc. It is also easy to reach on foot the medieval village of Murlo, former residence of the Bishop of Siena, from whose main gate itis possible to enjoy a fantastic view overall of the Farm.
The visit is really enjoyable and, also thanks to the excellent restoration, you can fully appreciate its atmosphere before entering the Etruscan Museum, recently restored and enlarged, where objects from the life of this ancient people are on view.
In the summer a "Medieval Festa" with historic costumes (June) and various other events are organised.
The farm produces an excellent extra-virgin olive oil extracted from olives cultivated lovingly, picked by hand and ground quickly; excellent to taste with bruschetta, pasta e fagioli, tagliolini e ceci.
The neighbourhood, with typical restaurants and pizzerie of various levels, offers very good possibilities to taste local food such as zuppa di pane (bread soup), pici o pinci (thick spaghetti hand made, seasoned all'aglione or with game's sauces), steak, fegatelli (pig's liver), canapè of liver and spleen, Tuscan salted pork meats, stew wild boar, ciaccino, sheep's milk cheese with honey, cantuccini with Vin Santo, ricciarelli; all "washed down" with Brunello and Red Wine of Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti dei Colli Senesi and Chianti Classico.
, on an ancient medieval road, in the neighbourhood of the Etruscan excavation of Poggio Civitate, whose finds are on view in the museum of Murlo.
On the top of a hill at about 300m o.s.l., in front of Murlo Castle, with a lovely view of Radicofani, Montalcino, the Amiata Mountain, surrounded by beautiful countryside
of thirty hectares of olive-grove, cultivated fields, woods with Mediterranean trees and shrubs, with the typical scents of this evocative environment, characteristically made up of oaks, holm oaks, corbezzoli and junipers, with spectacular seasonal blossom of hawthorn, cyclamin, brooms, cisti and dog roses and it is not infrequent to come across wild animals such as roe deer, pheasant, boar, porcupine, hare, fox and badger.