Our all-female offer to discover the Crete Senesi, starting from our farmhouse Podere Salicotto
Ladies, if we give you the word travel, which experience would you like to live?
A romantic trip as a couple? A nice family outing? Let’s be honest: the laughter and fun of a great trip with friends is priceless!
So here is our all-female Girls’ Getaway offer for 6 days of pure escape in the heart of the Crete Senesi!
We welcome you to Podere Salicotto, our farmhouse close to the enchanting medieval village of Buonconvento. The farm stands on a hill, from which you can admire the whole panorama, sipping a lovely glass of wine in our garden with equipped kitchen, barbecue and salt water infinity pool. Our estate dates back to the early 19th century: purchased and renovated by Silvia and Paolo in 2000, Podere Salicotto is ready to welcome you with its elegant rooms and suites overlooking the Crete Senesi. The real Tuscany, the one you dreamed of while admiring a photo or a postcard, is right here, ready to welcome you! Immerse yourself in the heart of the Crete Senesi, a magical place full of suggestiveness, characterized by expanses of clay and gullies that make this part of Tuscany magical with a … lunar aspect.
We have thought of an offer for women only to allow you to live a unique experience in contact with nature: you will find Silvia and Paolo waiting for you, who will pamper you at any time of the day. You can visit the medieval villages rich in history. In addition, we organize cooking lessons to help you discover the oldest Tuscan recipes and, if you are a sports lover, you can walk or cycle all the paths and itineraries to discover one of the most beautiful areas in Italy!
The offer is designed for a 6-day stay for groups of at least 8 women, an all-female experience to be lived at least once in a lifetime!
Every day you can have a rich sweet and savory organic breakfast with homemade food, to be enjoyed in our panoramic garden, or in the elegant living room, next to the lit fireplace. A beautiful table setting, a breathtaking location and laughter with the friends of a lifetime: what more could you want!
During your stay Silvia and Paolo will offer you many activities: upon your arrival you will be greeted with a welcome drink followed by a delicious dinner. For lovers of good wine, know that here you are in the land of wine excellence: a few kilometers from Podere Salicotto, excellent realities such as Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Orcia DOC wines are born and produced. Inside our farmhouse you will find a cellar with many labels, chosen by us: your stay includes a guided wine tasting in our cellar and a six-hour tour to discover the beauties of our territory with tasting directly from the producer in a cellar of the area!
The Crete Senesi and the nearby Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO heritage site, are not only landscapes to admire but there is also art, architecture and food to discover. In addition to the stay and breakfast, we offer a tour of a typical village in the Val d’Orcia, a cheese tasting at one of our trusted Val d’Orcia producers and an aperitif at sunset in our garden, with a breathtaking view! Imagine yourself sitting on the sun loungers around our swimming pool, looking at your photos of the day. If you still have enough time left during your stay at our farmhouse, here are some places between the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi that we highly recommend you visit! You can choose one or more of the recommended destinations or you can safely relax on our property. Here at Podere Salicotto you just need to open the window to be enchanted by the landscape!
Here are our unmissable destinations in the Crete Senesi:
Just two kilometers from our farmhouse, there is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. An exclusive tourist destination, this village still preserves its characteristic walls and medieval architecture intact. The red brick houses, the arches that overlook the streets, the flowered balconies: here in Buonconvento you will find an atmosphere suspended in time. If you love art, don’t miss the sacred art and sharecropping museums in Buonconvento! Click HERE and HERE for all the information about Buonconvento.
Abbey of Sant’Antimo
Just 30 minutes away from our farmhouse you will find one of the most beautiful monastic complexes in Italy.
The Abbey of Sant’Antimo is located near Montalcino, home of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino wine. The abbey is inhabited by Benedictine monks who are dedicated to the cultivation of lavender, the production of tea, honey and olive oil, and the teaching of Gregorian chant. A Romanesque church of enchanting beauty, whose origin is linked to the figure of Charlemagne, this church will enchant you and give you a sense of absolute peace and serenity. Finding yourself near one of the most iconic villages in the Val d’Orcia, Montalcino, if you have time, be sure to visit this beautiful village full of history. A must is a visit to the Fortress, a pentagonal castle. From here you will enjoy an amazing panorama that goes from Monte Amiata to the Crete Senesi. Click HERE and HERE for more information on the Abbey.
It is worth reaching this beautiful hamlet in the township of Asciano, here you can take fantastic photos of the most classic landscape of the Crete Senesi. Venture through the narrow streets of Chiusure and embrace this wonder with your own eyes!
A stop in San Giovanni d’Asso to taste the white truffle of the Crete Senesi
The pride of the area, the white truffle of the Crete Senesi is celebrated here in San Giovanni d’Asso, a real city of truffles with even a dedicated museum. The village has a stunning medieval castle and a beautiful garden and woods to visit. But you can’t leave here without having first tasted the white truffle of the Crete! Click HERE and HERE to discover more.
Here, too, you cannot fail to dedicate yourself to visiting this enchanting village. Asciano is a delightful medieval village where you can visit the Palazzo Corboli Civic Archaeological and Sacred Art Museum. Outside the museum, take the opportunity to visit the Basilica of Sant’Agata. The beautiful fountain in Piazza del Grano and the Torre della Mencia and the Church of San Francesco are also worth a visit.
An ice cream in Pienza, the jewel city of the Val d’Orcia
A dream created in stone, an ideal city wanted and built by Pope Pius II. A village par excellence in the Val d’Orcia, Pienza is a city of infinite beauty, whose historic center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the streets full of craft shops and flowered balconies and admire the main center of the village, Piazza Pio II with its palaces and the Cathedral. On your way the delights of the Buon Gusto ice cream parlor await you. Stop and enjoy Nicola’s ice cream or a refreshing fruit salad with homemade ice cream while visiting this incredible jewel of the Val d’Orcia. A tasty and organic ice cream plus the view of the Val d’Orcia from the panoramic terrace will provide you with moments of pure pleasure! Click HERE and HERE to discover more about the city of Pienza and the ice cream parlour Buon Gusto.
After our advice on the unmissable destinations of the Crete Senesi, we want to entice you with one last tasty bit of news: the Girls’ getaway offer will include two cooking lessons with Silvia where you can learn how to cook traditional recipes, followed by lunch or dinner where you can taste your preparations and finally, two dinners in restaurants, real gems dear to us, personally chosen by Silvia and Paolo!
Have we convinced you ladies? We are waiting for you at Podere Salicotto to give you THE vacation of your dreams!
Find out all the information and costs of the Girl’s Getaway offer HERE.