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Marco and Emanuela Garosi
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About Marco and Emanuela Garosi
Marco purchased Podere La Fonte in 1976. Since then together with his wife Emanuela they have worked with passion to make it into the superb property it is today - a self-sustaining organic farm harnessing the produce and a style of life which they are willing to make available to their guests.
Marco and Emanuela Garosi purchased this Farmhouse in 1976
Why Marco and Emanuela Garosi chose Val d'Elsa
Marco grew up in Rome and had started his studies in Agriculture in Perugia when he found this unique spot close to this lovely village, immersed in such beauty. It is here he decided to realize his dream for a sustainable agricultural path. The main current products are organic oil and wine and a whole variety of vegetables and fruit. Emanuela also has a passion for herbs from which she creates delicious infusions.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
La Fonte is a stone throw from Radicondoli. After a day’s sight seeing you can leave your car and relax in the village and enjoy a glass of wine or a meal with no worries. There are festival times in the spring and summer months with cultural events, street parties and communal open air eating both in Radicondoli and local villages. May 1st is a special time with singing and picnicking. To be able to walk to these events is a real treat. There is no other farm so near the village and Marco and Emanuela themselves take full advantage of this.
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Marco and Emanuela are amazing! We wish we would have booked our stay here for a longer period of time. The property is lovely, the views truly are breath-taking, the home is clean and spacious, and the hosts are like family. The property is full of fruit trees, olive trees and grape vines. We highly recommend booking a cooking class with Marco and Emanuela - we had so much fun preparing the food, then we got to relax and eat! We were able to walk to town in less than ten minutes to shop or go to dinner. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience.
Grazie, grazie..... for your nice review so important for us (and for Radicondoli), have people like you that can appreciate this little corner of the traditional Toscana. Only few persons can discover the way for arrive in Radicondoli and live with us the simple life that we have every day in "Podere la Fonte". Thank you dear friends.....as you become for us after we find you in our life.
Emanuela e Marco
Radicondoli is a small, picturesque town which also has everything you need for a holiday base. Within easy walking distance of the accommodation there are three excellent restaurants, a small supermarket, a good delicatessen, a bakery and other shops – bank, post office, newsagent tobacconist, doctor surgery and a pharmacy. Larger shops, supermarkets and street markets are in easy reach at Colle Val d’Elsa and Poggibonsi.
From La Fonte you can admire the rolling Tuscan hills with distant views of San Gimignano and Volterra and many other villages nestling in the hills all around you. Florence is one hour away and Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano just forty minutes by road. Lovely local walks and natural pools in the nearby river Cecina. There are swimming pools within easy reach and in an hour you can drive to and enjoy sandy beaches just like the ancient Etruscan people did. We find that often people did not realize that such magnificent Mediterranean coast is within about an hour's drive. After a hot day on the beach it so soothing to come back to the cool, clean and welcoming home base. As an alternative the river Cecina is a ten minute drive and there are delicious small pools of water where you can refresh yourself and enjoy the wonderful natural environment.
We are always available to meet your needs and to advise you as to how best to enjoy your time here. However, we also respect your privacy and won't intrude.