Sacred and profane Easter at Fattoria del Colle
Spirituality, nature, guided tours in the winery, tastings of fine wines, brief cookery lessons, and some gluttonous sins for Easter at Fattoria del Colle
Those who like to spend Easter with their family, with friends and with their four legged friends, will find at Fattoria del Colle in the most panoramic and unaltered Tuscany, their perfect location. The right mix of noble traditions and countryside informality, internationally acclaimed fine wines and homemade traditional dishes
In the program one finds also the guided tour with tasting at the Brunello winery Casato Prime Donne and at Fattoria del Colle , where there are also 4 historic halls in the 16th century villa, and stories, very romantic ones, from the history of the estate.
Two appointments not to be missed are: vertical tasting of 5 Brunello from 1999 to 2013 and a brief cookery lesson to learn how to make “pinci” a homemade pasta and to prepare a Springtime quick and delicious: ricotta montata.
A special place in the program is held by the lunches and dinners, thse introduce the Tuscan civilization; Baccalà alla fratina from Trequanda for good Friday, then Peposo degli artigiani della terracotta , that legend attributes this invention to Filippo Brunelleschi creator of the dome of Duomo di Firenze. The prince of the table is the Chianina steak, this white giant breed lives free on the hills around the estate, but has a long history that goes back to Roman times.
Obviously wine is the most refined and important thing. Donatella Cinelli Colombini proposes small selections of Brunello, Orcia, and Chianti Superiore that have obtained high ratings from the International wine magazines. Auteur wines, and upon request Brunellos from 10 or 20 years are available for the most impassioned wine lovers.
For those who want to spend Easter in a more spiritual manner 12 km from Fattoria del Colle one finds the
Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey, founded in 1313 by San Bernardo Tolomei. Here we are in the Crete Senesi , and the frame is a landscape of great beauty. To get there one must cross a park of cypresses that surround the Abbey, the convent and the chapels. Under the artistic profile the most interesting thing is the cycle of frescoes regarding the life of San Benedetto (open 9,30-12/15,30-18) painted in the cloister by Luca Signorelli (1497_1498) and Giovanni Bazzi known as Sodoma (1505-1508). Mass officiated by the Oliveto monks and made more solemn by the Gregorian chanting make this Easter in a special way.
In the neighbourhood there are many cities of art: Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Quirico and Bagno Vignoni, Cortona, a little further Siena, Perugia and Assisi.
To regenerate the body fattoria del Colle proposes a small and exclusive wellness area with Turkish baths, sauna, massage room and wooden tub for vinotherapy for couples, indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. To the beneficial effects of hot water are added those treatments by expert therapists using oil, grape seeds and natural essences directly on your skin
4 days – 3 nights Euro 237,00 per person in double room with bathroom –
4 days – 3 nights Euro 192,00 per person in apartment, self catering,