Villas & Accomodations
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Carlo Innocenti’s private Medieval home next to the village castle.
Casa Innocenti is a 4 story medieval home located next to the castle at the top of the hill-top village of Arcidosso. It is a unique and enchanting setting. Not only was Arcidosso rated one of the most beautiful villages in Southern Tuscany, its owner , Carlo Innocenti, is a Master Chef and original personality. Casa Innocenti was Tuscan Way’s original culinary holiday started in 1998.
Carlo Innocenti’s charming Inn in Southern Tuscany - a few miles from Casa
La Locanda del Prete is an extremely charming country Inn located just outside of Arcidosso. Carlo Innocenti offers a cooking course for guests choosing the 1/2 week cooking course program. Carlo owns the Inn and offers a more economical package price for guests staying here who choose either the 1/2 week culinary program or the full week wine tasting tour (run by Carlo’s son: The charismatic Romeo Innocenti. The Inn also has a striking view of Arcidosso.
The Cannaviello family’s elegant and upscale country villa immersed in olive
groves (olive oil producing property)
Villa Gaia is an extremely elegant and upscale villa located in the countryside about 10 miles away from Arcidosso. It borders the Val D’Orcia (considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Tuscan regions) and sits amidst spectacular olive groves. The ambiance is very peaceful and the villa is extremely well maintained by Anna (the “mamma”) and her two sons Francesco & Fabrizio. Anna teaches the cooking courses and her sons take guests out on the daily tours. Tuscan Way’s deluxe
Stefano & Chiara’s splendid restored farmhouse with large beautifully furnished
apartments. Award winning wine producing property
Villa Poggiarello was chosen as a select location for Tuscan Way by Romeo and his wife Federica. Here, Romeo teaches people “La Cucina Povera Toscana” (Tuscan Country Cooking) with a seafood twist. The villa is located close to the seaside in a greatly celebrated region known as “La Maremma”. Beautiful beaches and seaside villages are close by and the estate is surrounded by hill-top villages. Villa Poggiarello has well over 100 hectares of vineyards and produces white, red and rose wines of exceptional quality.
An Aristocratic 19th century estate of Tuscan Nobility near Florence which
operates a “Country hotel” called Il Borgo
Villa Castelletti is a great alternative for travelers seeking upscale accommodations near Florence. The cooking courses are taught in the estate restaurant by professional Chefs. Here, the rooms have air conditioning and the itinerary includes favorite towns like Lucca, San Gimignano and, of course, Florence. Wines sampled include Chianti and the superb (yet less known) Carmignano.
Susan’s charming & immaculately restored farmhouse in Northern Tuscany near
Villa Torremozza is also another option for guests wanting to be near and experience Florence. It is a classic Tuscan styled farmhouse of exceptional character offering family run charm and the beauty of the Tuscan rural bucolic experience. Chef Francesco offers 3 cooking courses during the week which teach Northern Tuscany’s own unique “Cucina Povera Toscana” (Tuscan Country Cooking)
The Michelli family’s classic “Under the Tuscan Sun” villa
Rosa dei Venti is an 18th century farmhouse beautifully restored 4 years ago to provide our guests with traditional Tuscan charm and all the modern conveniences. Owned and operated by the Micheli family since 1900, great care has been taken to preserve the Tuscan architecture, furnishings, and atmosphere while providing guests with comforts including satellite TV, play area for children, private patios outside of each apartment, barbecue pits and a traditional wood burning Tuscan oven, and a swimming pool.
Barbara & Sabrina’s quaint B&B in stunning Val d’Orcia hamlet
The Loggiato Bed & Breakfast is a charming restructured antique building from the 1300 century in the small square of the Bagno Vignoni village. Here you will find 6 uniquely artistic double rooms, the characteristic wood-beam ceilings and antique terracotta tile floors. The tiny medieval hamlet of Bagno Vignoni is a 40 minute drive from Siena. Around this hamlet, Tuscan Way guests can relax by the thermal pools or bathe in the famous chalky waters, which are reputedly beneficial to bones and skin. The area has a number of famous spas with these magical healing waters - each noted for a different curative property - Bagni San Filippo and San Casciano dei Bagni are both within half an hour’s drive.