Updated on: 08/11/2012
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.The San Lorenzo Farmhouse is located only 3 Km from Volterra, a city rich in history and art, and 15Km from San Gimignano and 40 Km from the sea.
The farmhouse complex has grown over the centuries around a 12th century Franciscan chapel. The San Lorenzo Farmhouse has been completely restored to offer guests a comfortable stay in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany.
The San Lorenzo Farmhouse is a working olive farm, and the seasonal products from our vegetable garden, fruit trees, and wild herbs form the basic ingredients for our chef's traditional Tuscan delicacies. Our excellent extra virgin olive oil is produced from the farm's more than 1000 olive trees. Our olive trees and gardens are grown organically, without artificial chemicals or pesticides.
We serve meals in the beautifully restored 12th century Franciscan chapel.
Among the olive trees surrounding the house, there is a natural, chemical-free swimming pool fed by the mountain springs.
Directly in the Agriturismo the owner organizes cooking classes. On request we can also cook Menù for vegetarians and celiacs. The lessons are in English. People staying at the other places in the area, as well as guest at San Lorenzo, are welcome to attend a cooking class.We usually start around 5:00 p.m. and prepare a number of dishes including primo piatto, secondo piatto, contorno and dolce. Everyone gets an apron, a recipe book and enjoys preparing the meal.
At the end of October we begin the harvesting, performed by hand, of the olives from over 1.000 trees that surround the agriturismo structure. Podere San Lorenzo offers its client the possibility to follow and partecipate in the phases of harvesting and processing of our olives, in order to test the result together: an excellent extra vergin olive oil
The rooms (Bed and Breakfast)
Room PK: Ground floor, double bedroom, private bathroom with shower.
Room A: Second floor, double bedroom, private bathroom with shower.
Apartment 1: Ground floor, big double bedroom with sofa that becomes a single bed, bathroom with shower, kitchen, big private terrace.
Apartment 2: Ground floor, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, kitchen/living room with sofa that becomes a single bed, private terrace.
Apartment 3: Ground floor, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, kitchen/living room with sofa that becomes a single bed, big private terrace.
Apartment 4: Double bedroom, living room with sofa that becomes a double bed, big bathroom with shower, kitchen, big private terrace with barbecue.
Apartment 5: Double bedroom, bathroom with shower, big kitchen/living room with sofa that becomes a single bed or double, big private terrace with pergola.
Agritourism La Casanuova is a 19th-century farmhouse, only 15 km far from Volterra and ancient Etruscan citadels, towers and castles.
It is made of 9 indipendent apartaments, well furnished and equipped with all the comfort.
We will be glad to welcome you in our restaurant called Vecchio Granaio, to let you taste the local homemade products; our swimmingpool is only for the guests of the agriturismo and there you can spend nice and relaxing days; you can make a tour with mountain bikes or just walking, following the itinerary of “Cammino della fauna e dell’ambiente delle colline di Orciatico”. You can also reach very easily, places full of history like Rocca di Pietracassia or Castello di Spedaletto.
Farm house La Casanuova is situated not so far away from the main city of Tuscany: Florence (65 km), Siena (60 km), San Gimignano (28 km), Volterra (15 km), Casciana Terme (35 km) and the cost is reachable in only 40 minuts with the car.
Agriturismo Orgiaglia is located in central Tuscany, in the natural Park of Berignone, ideal point of departure for getting to places of historic, artistic and cultural interest, such as Volterra and San Gimignano, 30 min, Siena 45 min, 1 h to Pisa, Firenze, and the seaside Cecina.
Orgiaglia is an organic oasis of 100 hectares cultivated with cereals, 3000 olive trees and sunflowers according to the criteria of organic farming, and is immersed in a faunal reserve where live pheasants, birds, hares, wild boars, foxes and deers.
Franco and Umberta from 20 years open the doors of the seventyth century villa to the guests who wish to adventure in the green heart of Tuscany far from the hustle and bustle of the commercial areas. Their family will warmly welcome you and make you feel like home.
The farmhouse offers 9 rooms, each with private toilet, mini fridge, phon, garden; 3 apartments for 2-6 people; half board, B&B, lunch, rent apartment facilities.
Large panoramic swimming pool, walking trails in the farm and to the two castles, tennis court, horse backriding also for children, playground, animals’ enclosures, olive press where you can purchase the products oil, honey and cosmetics; internet wifi and maps of the area at disposal.
You will taste local seasonal specialties, bruschetta bread, tasty grilled meat, barley soup, cinta senese pig, salami and prosciutto, pecorino cheese, vegetables, and red wine at will, seved at the long guests’table in a familiar atmosphere.
Farmhouse of the 18th century with a magnificent panoramic view, 2 km from San Gimignano