Sant'Agostino's Agritourism estate is situated on a hillock
in the Maremma inland. The surrounding countryside is
dominated by the small village of Montenero d'Orcia. Those
that have admired the countryside from it's peak speak
of it as "a Tuscan terrace".
This small town is inhabited by a wonderful community,
even today still capable of living in harmony and respecting
the land ,it's produces and it's many years of unchanged
In summer the temperate climate is dry and windy with
scarse stormy rainfalls. The countryside is a covered
in yellow thanks to the wheat fields, muffled by green
and black Mediterranean shrub-land and Cypress trees that
stand out in many places.
In Autumn as the plants remain dormant their leaves paint
the woods and vineyards with rich shades of brown mingled
with the evergreen olive-trees.
The mild winter offers grey and green colours in the bare
earth which guards the seeds. The snow rarely falls on
the hills and only occasionally the wind blows.
In spring the increasing rainfall helps the vegetation
to grow again with varied shades of green.
Thanks to this changeable climate this is ideal countryside
for artists and photographers.
The estate lies within an area that produces vintage wines
from vineyards planted in the area of the "Montecucco
Controlled Denomination of Origin", obtained from
accurate quality controls on the vines, grape maturity
and on the unrefined product in the cellar to finally
reach the refined bottle of wine ready to drink in company
and naturally to pair with traditional dishe's.
Also delicious extra virgin olive-oil is produced in
the local olive-mill in Montenero d'Orcia.The cold pressed
method is recommended to extract both a pure and high
quality oil. The unforgettable aromatic fragrances can
be savoured from the oil produced from olives grown in
the vicinity. The most well known variety of olives is
the native "Olivastra Seggianese".
Cereals, mainly wheat, are planted in the fields surrounding
this hilltop town. Some of these are grown biologically.
There are also farms which scrupulously check the growth
of their animals in particular the breed of Chianina cattle,
pigs and fowl.
All of this is due to good quality agriculture and respect
for the local ecosystem.
To taste the true flavours of a particular region you
can follow the gourmet cuisine advice of the local restaurant
owners, pairing tradition and culinary art in the presentation
of their dishes.
The part of this habitation used as an agritourism has
been recently rebuilt, respecting the original layout
and exterior of the former construction, built in the
1950's with merit to Maremma's Council. It's possible
to admire other examples of similar estates spread over
Maremma's countryside, still with an agricultural background.
The original building has been modified, requalifying
things mentioned previously, built as an agricultural
estate, capable of ,giving support by working the land
and bringing up a family of about 10 people, in a new
and modern farm-house for tourist interested in visiting
Equipped for maximum comfort with a large living room,
fan, mosquito nets, divan and television, a patio for
sunbathing , large garden shaded by a tall and beautiful
secular cypress tree, swimming pool (10x5x1,50) with pergola
and umbrellas, mountain bikes, space with children's toys,
remains only the difficult choice for our guests, to find
themselves completely at ease in this structure which
offers the possibility to stay in an uncontaminated environment,
in harmony with the countryside and the culture that is
present in Tuscany, ideal for enjoying peaceful and happy
moments with family and friends.
Two single bedrooms, two double bedrooms and one triple.
A cot is also available if necessary .The kitchen may
be shared by all guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It's equipped with ;-dishwasher, electric oven, fridge,
kitchen and tableware, large room with divan and television.
A recently restored oven, of typical rural construction,
is situated outside and may be used for preparing cooked
foods in the open-air as used traditionally in days gone
by. Pets are welcome.