Farmholidays with emotions at Fattoria del Colle in Tuscany
Happy wine with Brunello and Tuscan cigars, “pinci” cookery lesson, trekking through the vines, … relaxation, panoramas and wonderful experiences at Fattoria del Colle
The Tuscan country inn belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini is definitely an unusual place. The rooms and apartments are furnished with antiques; many have a Wi-Fi internet connection, but no television. In the restaurant we serve the tradition dishes of Trequanda, a small and not famous village, but with 40 local recipes. The three swimming pools at Colle have views similar to advertisements; there is a wellness centre, a cookery school and a magic wood with themed trees. But that is not enough, the thing that makes this a unique and involving 16th century hamlet is the programme including, wine tastings, tours and experiences which permit guests to enjoy the Tuscan culture and meet new friends
So on Saturday evening there is a Happy wine in the cellar with IGT bianco
toscano “Sanchimento” (Traminer 100%) together with white truffle from Crete senesi on crostini. Then at the restaurant the “pappardelle al sugo bugiardo”. On Monday morning a visit to a local artisanal distillery for grappa in Torrita di Siena (15Km) and in the afternoon a brief cookery lesson regarding pinci, a local fresh pasta which is later tasted with 3 different dressings.
Every day a different activity: some are sportier, like the itinerary through the woods with bows and arrows or the trekking path through the Vineyard following the signs and explanatory manual. Other activities regard shopping, for example the visit to a terracotta workshop, a tradition in the small hamlet of Petroio (10Km). There are also guided wine and oil tastings in the Chianti winery at Fattoria del Colle and the Brunello winery Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino.
A relaxing period full of motivations, small surprises and involving experiences which all give visitors enthusiasm and send them home with lots of things to tell their friends because with difficulty will they find someone who has had such a Tuscan experience that is as real and as beautiful.