'Il Granaio' is a welcoming apartment, spacious and comfortable, furnished with antique furniture in typical Tuscan style, with brick and wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, gorgeous travertine balconies. We have endeavored to keep the flavor of the past, while at the same time offering you the best modern comforts: air conditioning, hydromassage showers with sauna, satellite TV, free wi-fi, working fireplaces and a beautiful pool overlooking the valley with beach-umbrellas and sun beds.The apartment has an independent entrance with outdoor space in the garden provided with gazebo, tables, chairs, barbecue.
The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen for cooking and eating, but every morning you can taste our delicious breakfast served in our dining room.
La Bruciata is a stone farmhouse situated in a central location, ideal and convenient for its proximity to Montepulciano and for exploring this famous area. At the same time it perfect for relaxing since it is located on top of a panoramic hill overlooking the unspoiled Tuscan countryside.
Recently, the farmhouse La Bruciata has restructured a delicious restaurant room, where you will can taste the exquisite breakfasts that Laura and mom will prepare for you with a surprise every morning. It will be a pleasure for you to get up at the morning if you will know that many authentic and fresh meals will wait for you, like the soft handmade cakes, the fragrant buns with rosmary or with stracchino cheese that you will can eat with our salt pork like prosciutto or different types of pecorino cheese or if you will prefer, you will can have the typical Italian breakfast with toasted bread, butter and handmade marmalades to taste with a creamy cappuccino.
During your stay you can order delicious dinners with typical Tuscan meals, healthy and tasty dishes prepared with ingredients culled from our farm and from our garden. It will give you the chance to savor the true flavors of the past and experience the real Tuscan kitchen!
To enjoy dinner with us, La Bruciata requires a reservation in the morning for that evening’s meal because the food is all prepared by hand and cooked the same day.
The best way to enjoy a new place is to become part of local life and to see it through the eyes of its people who know well its hidden secrets.
To give you the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience and make you feel part of us, we have gathered a lot of information on the many activities that we offer and which take place in the locality so you can enjoy our Tuscan culture, history, and nature.
Let us know what your interests are, and we will be ready to offer tips on how to enjoy our life in Tuscany, participating in many activities at a very reasonable price.
Our hope is to occupy a small part of your heart…
Good morning! We are Laura, Marisa, Ada and Elisa, your hosts at La Bruciata, four generations of women together who look forward to welcoming you to our farm, as only a Tuscan family can do!!!
- Ada, the sweet great-grandmother who still works in our large garden and takes care of our animals to get the best ingredients for our traditional Tuscan cuisine.
- Marisa, grandmother and extraordinary cook who loves to spoil us with her delicious dishes, cooking with simple, local ingredients that nature offers us each day.
- Laura, that’s me. I speak three languages and it is my pleasure to welcome and take care of you in any way I can. I will happily answer questions, or recount stories about our family tradition, make recommendations for restaurants, or suggest local routes not found in the guidebooks-- things only a family, born and raised here, can help you discover.
- Elisa, the youngest member of our family, but first in sweetness and who loves to meet everyone, always intrigued by the cultures of people from different countries.
Together we strive to give you a wonderful holiday and an opportunity to enjoy a true experience of Tuscan life: exploring this area and many hidden corners that only the people which love and live here know; tasting the true flavor of agricultural products; touching our ingredients; enjoying our plants and flowers which create an intimate and peaceful atmosphere; hearing both the silence as well as our friendly local dialect; in short, experiencing the famous 'Dolce Vita' with a family who has roots here for generations and who is always ready to give you help and assistance..
Laura Duchini purchased this farmhouse in 1933
My great-grandfather bought this property in 1933 and the generations that have followed, have always maintained and taken care of this land and its products, and in 2001 we opened this farmhouse to share with all of you what we do best.
We started with little more than a desire to create an intimate and relaxing atmophere for our guests, and with a lot of hard work we have achieved that dream.
Our satisfaction comes in knowing we have created a place where you can enjoy a memorable Tuscan experience, for this reason La Bruciata is special!
Our hospitality will make you feel at home, offering you our best advice about the local people, the Tuscan food and wine in an area already famous for its art and its nature.
We are happy to book activities in the surrounding countryside, like spending a day at an organic farm that produces the famous Pecorino, if you have interest in seeing how this wonderful cheese is produced, or cooking classes where you can learn the art of our homemade pasta called 'pici,' or where you can take painting lessons: There is a full page of activities you can choose from! Or if you really just love relaxing and enjoying your holiday, you can enjoy the farm, its scenic location and our products.
La Bruciata will be your home away from home as you experince your own La Dolce Vita!
YOUR HOME BASE TO EXPLORE THE HEART OF TUSCANY!!!
La Bruciata is located 2 km from Montepulciano (known as 'The Pearl of the 16th Century”) in the direction of Pienza.
It is situated in a strategic and central position to visit the heart of Tuscany and takes its name from the farm located on the edge of the “Poliziano” territory, which faces the gentle and spectacular hills of the Val d'Orcia. The Artistic Natural and Cultural Park of the Val d'Orcia is a World Heritage Site where the dominant element of the landscape is a clay soil which lies bare forming the famous 'lunar landscape' (Crete Senesi).
Nearby there are many picturesque villages rich in beautiful and artistic history: Monticchiello (which can be reached by foot along a path through the woods), Pienza, Montefollonico, Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagni San Filippo, Cortona. Also within an easy drive you can reach famous Italian cities such as Siena, Perugia, Arezzo, Firenze, Pisa, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Volterra, , and in less than two hours the magnificence of Roma.
The land here is unique, made so by all who have cultivated it with knowledge and love, from generation to generation, a land that is famously known throughout the world as “La Dolce Vita”. From this earth comes natures bounty: the wines of Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, the extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino cheese di Pienza, the valued Chianina and Cinta Senese meat, as well as the inestimable artistic heritage of countless villages, abbeys (Sant'Antimo Abbey, Monte Oliveto Major Abbey and Sant'Anna in Camprena), castles, museums and landscapes. And if you just want to relax and focus on your well being, there are tours to the spas of Montepulciano, Chianciano, Rapolano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, and San Casciano dei Bagni.
Thanks to its central position between the Via Francigena, which runs along the Val d'Orcia, and Lake Trasimeno, La Bruciata is the ideal starting point for many equipped trails for those who enjoy trekking, nordic walking, mountain biking or other excursion specialities and for those who are looking for breathtaking views and an ideal quality of life. Or if you just want a local stroll, we invite you to take a walk along the path to Monticchiello, starting from our farm, where you can enjoy the incredible sunset with stunning views of Pienza, Montepulciano and Monticchiello.
During the week you can participate in any number of activities that we organize and you are invited to ask us about the various guided tours that take place around us: cooking classes, wine tours, tastings of olive oil or the famous pecorino, lots of activities to afford you a memorable Tuscan experience, combined with the local and natural food of our breakfasts and our traditional homemade dinners with the freshness of our products.
Our family has lived in Tuscany for generations and we look forward to offering you our hospitality, and helping you in any way we can, including answering any of your questions in English.
La Bruciata welcomes you to a refined and exclusive environment that preserves and reflects the warmth of a family.