"Al Piaggione" respect strictly nature and our guests, in fact you can taste our organic products from biodynamic cultivation. The photovoltaic system of 12 KW produces most of the energy consumed and saves about 4 tonnes of oil per year and avoid the emission of 10 tonnes of CO2 equivalent to the amount absorbed annually by 2 hectares of forest
The Piaggione of Serravalle, at a first glance, appears as a gem naturally cast on the highest ridges of the Chianti hills of Central Tuscany, and as a jewel it shines with its authentic flavors, ancient traditions and silent stillness.
Shaded and enclosed by oak woods and shrouded by the greenness of its olive trees and vineyards, it mingles within the horizons of the grandeur of the Tuscan countryside that is still genuine and remarkably unspoilt. The structure of Piaggione consists of two spacious apartments, one holds four, the other, three bedrooms and a separate two bedroom cottage. Among these, the Loggia, which houses a relax area embellished by an exotic touch.
On the outside you are welcomed by a splendid swimming pool that plunges down on the lush valleys and, between sprouts of fragrant shrubs, built in the rocks, a jacuzzi tub that is surmounted by a spurt of hot water. Small paths and stone steps cut into the gardens that slope down the valley, designing silent hidden nooks that make its way through the forests. In this enchanting setting, stand out the modern sculptures of famed artist Alberto Inglesi that will accompany your quaint countryside strolls and hikes. If your desire is to rediscover the spontaneousness of life, the Piaggione of Serravalle is the place to be, to relax and immerse yourself in the magnificence of a Tuscan setting blessed by serenity and silence.
The Piaggione of Serravalle is a lively farm that is in constant action and that brings forth its daily activities that are carried out in order to achieve a balance of eco-friendly status that are , rational and respectful of the rules that prevail in nature and that characterizes its existence in every detail. Plants and animals, placed at the center of activities, have always been treated like human beings and therefore have the best care and attention to undergo the strictest quality controls that strive for excellence as well as for superb genuineness. The seasonal cycle of activities, therefore, commence in spring with the most suitable positioning of the plants, sowing the seeds and the maintenance of gardens, vineyards and olive groves. During the summer we proceed mainly with the picking of fruits and vegetables and then we begin canning the food for the winter and start collecting the wood for the colder months. Autumn however, is the most busy period since we deal first with the grape harvest and later with the olive picking. We also commence all the various processes for the production of wine and oil, the squeezing and the pressing and we also collect the wild fruits from our forests , traditionally considered to be one of the bases that characterize our local cuisine. During the winter, with the arrival of the frosts we end our labors but we also have to start preparing the land for the new year to come and we have time to devote ourselves to more domestic chores. Of course we always have our farm animals to look after. The food processing is challenging and goes hand in hand with the local tradition, to sustain the authenticity of ancient flavors and discovering new ones, thus giving the opportunity to gourmet fanatics to acquire the most authentic recipes , the methods of cultivation and preservation . The culinary skills of Camilla, joined with the hard labors of Alberto, will allow you to take advantage of the exquisite cold meats, salamis, bruschette and cheeses produced on the farm and we will be honored to prepare you memorable full course meals with traditional dishes, accompanied by Chianti DOC and DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil; all obviously of our own produce and of course our products can be purchased directly on the farm. Camilla also offers her services as a professional tour guide, organizing trips and excursions all over Siena and its territory and enriching them with thorough descriptions and explanations. Albert, instead, offers his own experience and skills in the arts, by offering sculpture and painting classes. Among the various projects under construction, in the future Piaggione will be able to offer cooking classes as well as organizing educational strolls along the paths of the vegetable gardens. Also at a stones throw from Piaggione recently has been established a horseback riding center , with a full range of activities related to equestrian trekking through the ancient roads of the Chianti hills.
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The Piaggione of Serravalle is a unique farm. With an uninterrupted thirty year activity, in the chaos and hassle bussle of modern society, it proposes itself as an enlightened example of eco-compatibility that brings forth a devout respect for mother nature from which it draws its fortunes. We are talking about a working farm estate that is based on real life family stories and human relationships that are perfectly compatible with our times. One of our goals is to improve the excellence in the quality of services as well as being discreet in maintaining unchanged the authenticity of the ancient traditions of the area.
Camilla is a licensed tour guide that has been operating for over thirty in Siena and its province. Together with her husband Alberto, at her mothers death, despite the hard times, she decided to roll up her sleeves and take control of the project, proving not only to be fit for the task but demonstrating a strong character suitable for the role. She undertook challenging decisions, always dictated by a spirit of loving-kindness and far-sighted choices that rewarded her over the years and that culminated in this wonderful masterpiece.
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Camilla is fluent in English, French and German and her vast knowledge of local history and art of the area, together with her fascinating savoir faire, guarantee unforgettable tours and excursions to explore Siena and its treasures. Her passion for the authentic taste of local cuisine, is high-flown in her first-class preparation of typical dishes that she cooks and serves in unforgettable dinners accompanied by Chianti wines of her own production in front of somewhat a fairy tale landscape. Alberto is a world acclaimed sculptor. His works can be admired not only on the premises but can be found in many other permanent exhibits, as well as Milan, Rome and Turin, in the Canton of Fribourg or in the Castle of Gruyeres. He has been responsible for adorning squares and corners of many villages and museums scattered around Tuscany. His innate manual dexterity allowed him to implement the works of her brilliant wife that suggested him to embellish the property by leaving his own artistic signature a bit all over the estate. Alberto also embarked a journey of his own self discovery, that convinced him it was time to lead a life more in union with nature. You shall in fact always find him around the property, busy with his chores, that include all the daily activities necessary to run the farm and thanks to his kind nature is always willing to satisfy your requests. At the Piaggione you can enjoy the fruits of his wise and patient work, from wine to olive oil, to the eggs laid by his hens, his meats and all the other organic goodies he cultivates and produces, and of course, we highly recommend his speciality; the pizza he bakes in the ancient wood oven on the premises!
The rental of the property includes water, electricity, 1 set of linen and towels per week,
final cleaning , Wifi and towels for the pool.
Heating is charged separately in winter at 10 euro each day if used. The property is
equipped with crockery, cutlery, sheets, blankets.
The rental unit is equipped with basic cleaning equipment, toilet paper nor condiments
(oil, salt etc)and the Client is required to replace them when finished.
The Visitor's tax is not included : see below.
The letting starts from 4 PM on the date of arrival to 10 AM on the date of departure. The
time lapse is to enable the property to be inspected in between lets to ensure everything is
in good order.
Tenants are asked to leave the property clean and tidy and to ensure that they take
all belongings with them. On changeover days there is only time for a superficial
check and a general clean. We rely upon the goodwill of our guests
whose co-operation we greatly appreciate. Should the property be left in a poor condition,
requiring more intensive
cleaning, then this will be charged 15,00 Euro per hour and deducted from the security
deposit which the tenants pay upon arrival.
The number of persons (adults and children) must not exceed the number of sleeping
places indicated in the web pages except in the case of infants (less than 2 years old). In
the event that the maximum number of individuals exceeded, the Owner reserves the right
to refuse or revoke the booking. The substitution of persons during the rental period is
forbidden unless previously agreed by the owners. If the Client intends to host an event
such as a wedding, it is required to notified prior to the Clients arrival at the villa and must
be agreed upon in writing by the Owner.
Check-in and check-out
Check in / Check out: arrival/departure must be as follows: Arrival: Saturday from 4 p.m.
To 7.30 p.m. Departure: Saturday by 10 a.m.
Any change to the arrival date and arrival time must be advised at least 7 days in advance.
The late check in between 7.30 to 10 p.m. is charged 30 to 50 euros extra.
. In case of unavoidable delay on the Saturday of arrival, the Renter must call die owners
as you can find in the “Directions advise”.
In the event that the owner or his representative are not available and it is not possible to
advise the owner or his representative of a late arrival, in the event that the late arrival was
not previously advised of or if the owner cannot accept a late arrival, the Renter alone is
responsible for the cost of the overnight stay in a hotel. The owner or his representative
who are then obliged to make an unplanned displacement to the property are entitled to
claim from the Renter the reimbursement of their expenses. On arrival the Renter must
show the rental voucher as well as all guests' passports or identity cards to the owner or
his representative to enable them to proceed with their registration in accordance with
Italian legal requirements. Cancellations - cancellation fee Any cancellation must be in
writing and addressed to via mail.
The Renter is obliged to advise at the time of booking if he is bringing any pets with him
and he should communicate numbers and size. Pets are admitted only under request. It is
compulsory for the Renter to supervise pet(s) within the communal areas of the
The owner, will not be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of any person
nor any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to
person or property which the tenant or any other person may suffer or incur arising
out of or in any way connected with the letting or resulting from any other cause
We advise you to arrange your own insurance to cover yourselves and your personal
belongings whilst staying at the property.
The tenant agrees to keep the property and all fittings, furniture equipment and other
contents in or on the property in a like state of repair and condition as at the
commencement of the letting and will make good any damage, breakage, or loss that may
occur during the period of letting.
The booking is produced on the basis of the information given on the web site which we
guarantee are accurate. Should the tenants not be satisfied with their rental
accommodation, they should take this up immediately with the owner on arrival, any
complaint or request for compensation received after departure will not be taken into
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
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i propietari: Camilla e Alberto
Camilla è una guida turistica autorizzata che opera su Siena e provincia da circa 30 anni, dopo la morte della madre ha preso in mano l´azienda gestendola con amorosa cura apportandovi una serie di sostanziali modifiche sia a livello agricolo che ambientale, rispettando in maniera puntigliosa le tradizioni del nostro territorio.
La sua competenza nella storia dell´arte, la conoscenza del territorio, il simpatico modo di esporre gli argomenti vi garantirà indimenticabili escursioni di Siena e provincia, parla correttamente Inglese, francese, tedesco, la sua eccellente cucina tipica del chianti accompagnata con il nostro vino Chianti Classico si propone per cene indimenticabili da gustare all'aperto nela zona orto didattico difronte ad un panorama magnifico.
Alberto è uno scultore di fama internazionale le sue sculture si possono ammirare abbondantemente nei paesi del chianti, i paesi della provincia e lungo i percorsi del parco
immerse tra olivi, viti, querce e accompagnano gli ospiti in piacevoli passeggiate. Lo troverete sempre in zona,
disponibile per qualunque necessità per gli ospiti, olio, vino, uova, ortaggi. e a richiesta pizze cucinate nello splendido forno a legna.