Umberto and Alvina are Australians who purchased Podere (farm) Podernuovo in 2002 after a 5 week holiday in the local area. The podere is 8 hectares and had been derelict for more than 30 years, the houses dilapidated and the land completely overgrown into the canopy of many of the trees. We have since restored the three houses with the main farmhouse, the chestnut drying house (Il Seccatoio) and the original farm homestead (Casa Vecchia) being rebuilt using the original stone, hand made roof tiles and chestnut beams, maintaining the rustic style.
The land has been cleared and a vineyard and an olive grove planted to add to the original chestnut, cherry, hazlenut and walnut trees that are once again producing fruit.
We want to make your stay a memorable one and allow you to sample the Tuscan lifestyle. Apart from suggestions on places to visit, eat and drink, we also provide fresh vegetables in season from the kitchen garden, eggs and our own olive oil and wine. Enjoy.
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The Villas at Podernuovo are in a picturesque valley just below the village of Castel Del Piano on the slopes of Monte Amiata , halfway between Rome and Florence and less than an hour south of Siena. We have two villas available for rental, Il Seccatoio (which was an old chestnut drying house) and Casa Vecchia (which was…
21 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on May 17, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
Our stay at the villa Il Seccatoio at Podernouvo was beautiful. So peaceful and quiet it seems to be a million miles away in you own peace of heaven. If you have ever dreamt of a farm stay in Italy this is the place to be.
Alvina and Umberto are the perfect hosts.
Pizza night, Umbertos fine wines and Alvinas treats from the garden were all wonderful. Let's not forget the donkeys, chooks and … See more
David W, Sydney, Australia