La Collina del Vino

Stay on a beautiful biodynamic vineyard with the owners, a wonderful Italian family. They offer you a unique lifestyle proposition in this four bedroom farmhouse within one km. of characteristic village. All dinners included(most with Michelin chefs)!

Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 8

La Collina del Vino and the surrounding lands, which once belonged to the Castle of Trevinano, used to host a cattle breeding station for the local agricultural community. The farm, which dates from the 18th century, immediately reveals itself to be a special place, situated in the far north of the unspoilt Alta Tuscia area, at the crossroads where Lazio meets the green of Umbria and the charm of Tuscany.

Spend your day immersed in the landscape: unforgettable sunsets, the green of untouched forests and countryside on the edges of the Monte Rufeno nature reserve (http://www.riservamonterufeno.it) and just a few kilometres from the renowned San Casciano dei Bagni hot springs, surrounded by centuries of culture and the ever changing colours of the seasons. For a while, our home becomes your home.

Please note: 2017 Prices vary from 2-8 people. The remaining 2016 season prices available upon request.

How can you really enjoy a holiday that doesn’t include good food? Our passion for continuously investigating an area that brings together the best traditions of three regions will surprise you. Top quality raw materials, forgotten flavours and genuine products selected to enjoy in summer under the portico and in the winter in front of a warm fire.

Hearty breakfasts with fine cakes and homemade jams will give you the energy to face all the pleasures of the day. Our guests enjoy half-board with local specialty dinner, brunch, gourmet dinners, tasting menus and themed wine tasting evenings, all cooked by Iside and Romano, the chefs from the nearby Michelin-starred “La Parolina” restaurant (www.laparolina.it), part of the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (French based organization that admits only the best of the best "young chefs"). The cuisine, characterized by great attention to ingredients, great skill and great imagination, can be enjoyed at certain times in this stylish restaurant, or in the coziness of our farmhouse.

We also organize selected tasting sessions, featuring our wines, jams, home-baked bread and the finest local cheeses and salamis.

This is a truly unique opportunity to combine your trip with a gastronomic journey of endless subtleties.

The vineyard, which sits on unspoiled land at an altitude of 600 meters/2000 ft. (with the red grape varieties facing south-west and the white grape varieties facing north), is the result of a rigorous massal selection. No chemical fertilizers are used, and the soil (with a sand matrix and rich in clay, calcareous and sandstone marl mainly composed of quartz granules) is nourished using mixed flower green manure and biodynamic preparations. Weed control and most of the work in the vineyard is carried out by hand. The wine is fermented without the use of additives, in our own small wine cellar, where it is then bottled without filtering. No additional treatments are used to alter the natural composition of the three wines.

The farm is actually located in northern Lazio where it meets Tuscany and Umbria, resulting in an oasis of peace and rare beauty, only a short walk to the small medieval village of Trevinano.

As the crow flies, the border with the neighbouring regions is just a few hundred meters: Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany create a triangle of age-old charm.

For a long time the history of Trevinano was inextricably linked to the aristocracy of Orvieto (hilltop village; 35 minutes away, not to be missed) that owned it for centuries. After nearly 300 years ruling over the territory, in 1327 the Visconti of Campiglia were succeeded by the Monaldeschi della Cervara, who remained until 1592, when their lands were seized because Pope Clement VIII accused them of having harboured rebels and bandits. Trevinano and its lands were divided between the Apostolic Camera, Cardinal Simoncelli, bishop of Orvieto, and the heirs of the Monaldeschi della Cervara family. In 1687, the Apostolic Camera united the whole territory, giving it in fief to the Marquis Bourbon del Monte. In 1910 the last direct descendant of the Bourbon del Monte family married Prince Paolo Boncompagni Ludovisi, and the family still owns Trevinano Castle and some neighbouring estates.

Thanks to its geographical location and the fact that much of the land surrounding the village is protected, Trevinano has remained untouched to this day. The lovely town was built on a hill called the “Balza” and nestles around the castle.

The surrounding area is of great natural interest. Adjacent is the Natural Reserve of Monte Rufeno, about 3000 acres of oak and Mediterranean macchia, where you may encounter wild boar, deer, porcupine, foxes and many other protected species.

Trevinano is found in the province of Viterbo, near the town of Acquapendente, once an important staging post on the pilgrim route along the Via Francigena, at a time when the Via Cassia was the main link between Rome and the rest of the known world.

In the hills that roll gently down towards the Val d’Orcia, surrounded by splendid countryside that has been revitalizing generations since ancient times, the Thermal Baths of San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena) are about 7 km from Collina Magia

Our guests wishing to submerge themselves in the superb thermal waters (rich in calcium, sulphur and magnesium), which spring at a temperature of 42°, are entitled to a special price deal at the Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa wellness centre (http://www.fonteverdespa.com/).  In addition to daily entry to the thermal pools (reduced by 15% for our guests), the Fonteverde offer includes treatment or relaxation programmes, specific and Oriental massages, thermal mud and inhalation therapy. Visitors should also note that the centre specialises in moisturising, antioxidant, draining and toning beauty treatments.

A special 10% reduction on the DaySpa treatments will be granted to our guests. Alternatively, if you let us know your preferences, we will be happy to send you a proposal tailored to your needs, complete with accommodation, meals and spa treatments.

Please note that our offer includes not only lodging, but maid service, breakfast, all sorts of food and wine tastings, and dinners at the Michelin starred La Parolina, and it's cooking school, as well as alternate restaurants for two nights, one at a free range farm with top quality meet where its possible to eat at the butchery, and the other night at a nice restuarant in a a nature reserve featuring local herbs and organic chicken and meats. Wine is inclded with dinner for 5 of these nights.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
Capacity
8
Special Selection
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Features
  • Within walking distance of a village

Staff

Maid service. Dinners prepared by Michelin chef at La Parolina, 1 km away, or in house.

Distances

Trevinano: 1 km, Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve:1 km, Selva di Meana Protected Nature Area and Villa Cahen:1.5 km, San Casciano dei Bagni: 9 km, Figiane Castle: 9 km, Allegrona: 12 km, Acquapendente: 14 kms, Torre Alfina(one of the most beautiful villages in Italy): 25 kms, Rome 2 hours (port for cruise ships 90 minutes) Florence 2 hours wonderfully situated for flying into either airport Cetona: 25 kms, Città della Pieve: 28 kms, Orvieto: 30km, Monte Amiata audits villages: 30 kms, Radicofani: 32 km, Lake Bolsena and its beaches: 33 kms, Bagni San Fillippo: 37 kms, The tufa area: Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana: 43 kms, Bagno Vignoni : 48 km, Civita di Bagnoregio: 49 km, Castiglione del Lago and Trasimeno Lake: 50 kms, San Quirico d’Orca: 52 kms, Pienza: 52 kms, Montepulciano: 57 kms, Viterbo: 65 kms, Montalcino: 66 kms, Perugia: 66 kms, Cortona: 85 kms, Assisi: 91 kms, The sea and the Tuscan Coast: 93 kms, Chianti Classico: 99 kms, Siena; 116 kms.

Recommended Local Restaurants

Though, your dinners are all included, there are all kinds of local options for fantastic lunches.

TREVINANO: 10 minute walk from the house

Trattoria & Bar Gianfranco
A typical small town place with tasty regional specialties and pizza at affordable prices. Reservations needed on weekends when people come all the way from Rome for hearty home cooking (Inexpensive)

La Parolina-Via Giovanni Pascoli s.n. 01020 Trevinano P. 763717130 www.laparolina.it  
The closest restaurant to the house is also one of the most original in the area. Run by two young creative chefs you will be served delectable food that is respectful of Italian traditions and is made from the best of locally produced ingredients. One Michelin star. With hills extending as far as the eye can see, Parolina, now in a new location, is surrounded by romantic rural landscapes. The traditional yet modern cuisine combines Roman influences with hints of the Romagna region, as well as meat from Tuscany and a few fish and seafood. A warm room with formal service. Nationally recognized. Reservations are a good idea (More expensive)

ACQUAPENDENTE: 10 minute drive from the house 

Trattoria Toscana 

A favorite of the locals. Good food at good prices. When in Acquapendente, eat with the Acquesianos (Moderate)

Al Pugnalone
A creative restaurant that serves traditional and elegant food rooted in local tradition (moderately expensive)

Pulvano Dino Bakery 
A great bakery just off the main square. Pizza, bread, cakes, cookies and sweet goods of many kinds... they have it all.
 

SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI: 10 minute drive from the house

Daniela 
Daniela is the place to see and be seen as well as to eat wonderful traditional Tuscan cooking. The restaurant, situated in the former stables of the palace of the Bologna family, is simple and elegant. Reservations recommended (Moderately Expensive)

Bar Daniela 
Next door to Daniela. This is a good place to get a morning cappuccino and a cornetto or a gelato in the afternoon or evening. A wide assortment of European newspapers and the International Herald Tribune can be purchased here. The outdoor cafe has a nice view across the piazza to the valley below.

La Fontanella 
In the newer part of town, the comfortable dining room of a small hotel. Savor the very best of regional cooking. Meats, pastas, and desserts are prepared with care and are always delicious. A great wine list. Reservations recommended (Moderately expensive)

Pasticceria Il Duomo 
A terrific bakery. Try their biscotti with espresso or cappuccino. If you are cooking dinner at home, buy something for dessert.

The Bar at the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort A beautiful full service bar at the hotel-one of the ’Leading Hotels of the World’-just a few minutes from the house. White jacketed waiters. Elegant service. A great place for a night cap (Expensive)

Castello Di Fighine-53040 San Casciano dei Bagni P. 0578 56158  One Michelin star. A dirt track leads to this magical spot, where a medieval castle offers views of the surrounding hills. Meals are served either in the attractive dining rooms or on the romantic wisteria covered terrace in fine weather. Fresh cuisine with a personal touch. 2.5 miles from San Cascaino.

Il Poggio In Celle sul Rigo P. 0578 53748  This restaurant offers succulent traditional local dishes against a backdrop of Sienese clay ornaments in a well-kept rustic dining room. Three miles from San Casciano.

 

ORVIETO: 35 minute drive from the house

Trattoria Vinosus
This restaurant is considered one of the best in the area and is especially known for their exquisite wine selections. The owner Luca will guide you personally through the wine list and the chef Rita will delight you with typical Umbrian recipes with an updated touch. It is located right next to the beautiful gothic cathedral of Orvieto and In the summer you can eat outdoor on their terrace with a lovely vista of the impressive black and white marble flank of the cathedral (Moderately expensive)

Charlie 
This is one of the most popular spots in town for pizza and personally we think they make some of the best pizza in central Italy! The restaurant/ pizzeria has a beer garden style courtyard for outdoor dining in the summer and a spacious interior during the rest of the year. It can be hard to find a table especially on weekends but it is worth the wait! Their appetizers of cold cuts and local delicacies and cheese are always very satisfying and their dessert called “sbrisolona” just perfect! The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and the service very informal. Located a couple of blocks rom the Piazza della Repubblica (Fairly inexpensive)

Osteria del Grillo 
This restaurant is not in the center of town but just above the train station in Orvieto Scalo. While the location is not ideal if you are touring the old town, the food is outstanding. They do not serve any pasta but only fresh and beautifully prepared appetizers and delicious local organic meats. The restaurant in fact has a butcher counter where you can pick your own cut of meat and have it roasted on the spot in the wood burning oven. Yum said the vegetarian! The place is full of locals and the wine list, while not extensive, is delightfully local (Moderate)

Il Pozzo Etrusco
Orvieto has many good and established restaurants but this one is one of the most authentic, genuine and a relatively newcomer. Serving great traditional recipes with the freshest ingredients and a special touch. Friendly service, great street side experience (Moderate)

 

CETONA: 30 minute drive from the house

La Frateria di Padre Eligio at Mondo X 
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This 12th Century Franciscan Monastery has been converted into a hotel and gourmet restaurant and is a self-sustaining community for recovering drug addicts. It is worth a visit just to see the monastery and its art but it is also a wonderful place to have dinner and support a good cause. Make a reservation and be sure to get a tour. Plan a stop in Cetona before your visit and take a beautiful walk toward the highest point in town to see intimate views of the unique landscape that has made this town a haven for the rich and famous. You are in good company as you admire the landscape-Valentino has a house here (Expensive, reservations needed)

I Salotti località-Querce al Pino, strada statale 146 53043 Chiusi P. 0578274407 This excellent One Michelin Star restaurant with an elegant ambience and just a few tables offers two tasting menus. One that focuses on Tuscan traditions (meat only) and another that is equally balanced between meat and fish dishes. Menu: 80€- 100€ A particularly interesting wine list. 10 miles from San Casciano.

Il Sobborgo 
Refined local cuisine served in the well restored cantinas of an old building on the main piazza or under a pergola in a secluded alley. Either experience is delightful. Don’t forget to take a stroll before or after dinner in the street of beautiful medieval Cetona. A snack bar part of the same establishment serves good ice cream and drinks on the piazza (Moderately expensive)

 

PIENZA: 30 minute drive from the house

Osteria Sette di Vino 
Known for its pecorino and its piazza, the mother of all Renaissance piazzas, this delightful, not to be missed town in the magnificent Valley of the Orcia River is also home to the unique 'small plate' Tuscan style food served here. This is simple tasty peasant food prepared with love by its charming owner who does it all, including telling you what to order (Moderate)  

La Bandita Townhouse-Corso Il Rossellino 111, Pienza, Italy  Tel. +39 0578 749 005  Stylish restaurant in the center of Pienza. A little less traditional than most. Very good food and atmosphere. Moderate prices

San Quirico d'Orcia: 35 minutes from the house

Taverna da Ciacco-centro storico, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia Tel.  +390577897312  www.daciacco.it  A welcoming restaurant with a rustic feel. The owner-chef delights guests with his traditional yet imaginative delicacies, such as pici pasta with Pachino cherry tomatoes, garlic and chilli peppers and the renowned Chianina steak. Fish occasionally features on the menu. Lower moderate pricing

PITIGLIANO: 30 minute drive from the house

Ceccottino
Located in a beautiful Piazza at the center of town. The atmosphere is delightful and in the summer months you can eat outdoor al-fresco. The food is always fresh, wonderfully prepared and very local and seasonal.

SORANO: 30 minute drive from the house

Locanda dell’Arco 
In the old city center it offers authentic and good simple food in a family environment with charming hosts (Moderate).  

MONTEPULCIANO: 45 minutes drive from the house

La Grotta 
Just outside of Montepulciano near the church of San Biagio. Considered one of the best restaurant in the province of Siena. It offers exquisite food that is refined and inventive with local and genuine ingredients. Good service and a great selection of wines. The patio next to the beautiful church of San Biagio is delightful in the summer months and the entire experience of eating here is memorable (Moderately expensive)      

Baschi: 50 minutes from the house

Vissani-s.s. 448 - Baschi, 05020 CIVITELLA DEL LAGO  +390744950206   www.casavissani.it Gianfranco Vassani is one of italy's most revered chefs. His Two Michelin Star restaurant is an elegant open space decorated in shades of turtledove. This provides the setting for a whole of host of dishes made from carefully selected ingredients, to which the chef from Baschi adds his own creative and inimitable touch. Very Expensive.

Deposit

50% of rental

Availability

All year

Rates

Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2016/2017 Prices for 2 people: $4995

2016/2107 Prices for 3 people: $5530

2016/2107 Prices for 4 people: $5995

2016/2107 Prices for 5 people: $6570

2016/2107 Prices for 6 people: $6995

2016/2107 Prices for 7 people: $7595

2016/2107 Prices for 8 people: $8125

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Prices include villa, maid service, breakfasts, dinners daily(5 nights with Michelin chef), wine and specialties tasting at the villa with owners, and one cooking lesson with Michelin chef.

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Reviews

“Un'esperienza fuori dai luoghi comuni”

5 su 5 stelle Recensito il 8 gennaio 2016

Non sono solita recensire strutture che ho visitato nei miei soggiorni/iviaggi, ma devo fare un'eccezione per Podere Orto, un particolare B&B o meglio "vigna con camere" dove ho soggiornato più volte negli ultimi due anni e dove ormai mi sento di casa. Soggiornare qui è davvero un'esperienza fuori dai luoghi comuni: una posizione invidiabile, un panorama incantevole e un'accoglienza super da parte dei proprietari, che dedicano amorevole cura e attenzione alla relazione con gli ospiti. Le camere sono luminose, confortevoli e di charme, sontuosa la prima colazione: sfiziosi cornetti a lievitazione naturale, pane profumato e croccante su cui spalmare le confetture genuine e gustose fatte in casa, e altre prelibatezze dolci e salate a sorpresa… tutti prodotti sani e di ottima qualità preparati dalla instancabile Simona, e che spesso capita di veder realizzare in diretta! Per finire, agli ospiti enofili o aspiranti tali, Giuliano non farà mancare una degustazione dell'ottimo vino biodinamico (rosso, bianco e moscato) da lui prodotto con vera passione e talento. Vivamente consigliato!

Ha soggiornato in Dicembre 2015

Gambero Rosso

Podere Orto | Rosso 2013

Giuliano Salesi e Simona de Vecchis sono una bellissima coppia che nel 2009, grazie all’impianto della loro prima vigna a Trevinano (località del Lazio ai confini di Umbria e Toscana), hanno coronato il loro sogno di appassionati gestendo la loro attività agricola secondo i regimi della biodinamica. Il loro Rosso, a base di sangiovese, grechetto rosso e ciliegiolo, sa di amicizia, spensieratezza e domeniche tra amici. Seguite questa nuova realtà e non ve ne pentirete.

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