Easter in agriturismo with family and dogs
Spring in the heart and in nature, Easter is the first bank holiday to spend enjoying family, food and fine wines
Where better than in Tuscany, in the most beautiful countryside in the world? A land where the harmony of immense panoramas has a beneficial effect and is in fact called “landscape therapy”, where there are places of great spirituality such as the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey (12 km) and Assisi that is an hour away.
To these places that sanctify the Easter there is an addition of fun proposals for gluttons connected to the Brunello and Orcia Doc wineries belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini, themed dinners and a cookery lesson also apt for kids, guided tours and wellness.
There is time for the sacred and profane in a large and traditional place like Fattoria del Colle. A place that has in authenticity its major attraction. To stay in one of the farmhouses,now for agriturismo, transformed into rooms, apartments or villas, where part of the furniture is antique, gives the sensation of living in a home that once belonged to our Tuscan grandparents. The freedom felt is due to the large open spaces that are uncontaminated (the vines are organically grown) where you can sit out in the sun, and allow the kids and dogs to run around, is just what is needed to get over the city stress.
Tradition and authenticity at all levels: the housewives teach adults and kids how to make pinci, the typical Sienese handmade pasta. The tour of Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino takes place with an itinerant tasting that combines music and fine wines, history and modern folklore. A mixture that can charm event the most expert of wine lovers and amuse the children. The Brunello tasted has received International prizes but our way of telling you about them is fascinating like a novel.
The guided tastings are on the other hand something more apt for the wine estimators and teach the secrets of Brunello, of Chianti Superiore, and Of Orcia DOC wines, from harvest to the bottle ageing.
Again for the whole family a guided tour of the 16th century Chapel and the historic halls of the Fattoria del Colle villa, where amorous trysts of the Granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo d’Asburgo interweave with stories of the matron, who with the arrival of brigands, used to ring the bell on the roof thanks to a hidden rope in the grandfathers clock. Noble and farm life stories that are also present at the table with haute cuisine together with local recipes that are also sometime mixed, like the ravioli on a bed of chickpeas, stuffed with Peposo, and Cinta Senese crispy bacon
A recipe created by Roberta Archetti who changes into something new and extraordinarily tasty, this old dish, prepared by the brick makers who in Renaissance times worked in the terracotta furnaces.
For those who love massages and wine based treatments our wellness area at Fattoria del Colle proposes couples’ wellness and vinotherapy.
This program allows time for living Easter in a traditional manner but also in a special way where small details take on a meaning: did you know that the Easter cake , called “Schiacciata di Pasqua”, a tall cake, with the same shape, but in Montalcino it is sweet and savoury in Valdichiana ?
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