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Az. Agr. Biologica Podere il Casale

Location and atmosphere

Podere Il Casale lies conveniently between the medieval towns of Pienza and Montepulciano. It is a medium seized organic farm with vegetables, herbs, olives and wheat. There are 150 sheep, 25 goats, 2 donkeys, pigs, cats and dogs. Five adults and five children live here. They produce beautiful olive oil, sheep- and goats cheese, pasta’s, pesto’s and honey. Il Casale belongs to the Association “Amici del Podere Il Casale”. The aim of this Association is to insure that the project goes on, contributing with ideas, initiatives and financial aids.

Facillities

In the 300 year old main building you find the guestrooms, bathrooms, the dining room and the big kitchen. You can stay on a basis of Bed & Breakfast or camp. There are six pitches for tents or caravans on a grassy field, with shadow from the trees or under a roof. Twice a day a nice meal is cooked, which you can enjoy, together with the pleasure of a good conversation with the other guests. (Children between two and ten pay 5 euro for camping.)

Surroundings and activities

In the surroundings you can visit several thermal baths (Bagno Vignoni, San Filippo en Chianciano) or a nearby lake, that belongs to the nature park and bird sanctuary of Montepulciano. Pienza’s inner city is on the world heritage list of UNESCO. Big cities like Siena and Perugia are 60 km away. Perugia is an old city belonging to the Etruscan State Union. Most features however are Roman. It has an impressive number of churches, cathedrals and basilicas.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during high season

Languages spoken

German, French, Italian, English

Farm camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.Total number of pitches8Number of tent pitches8prices per person€ 10 (kinderen 2 tot 10 jaar: 5)Price tent per night€ 6Price caravan/camper per night€ 6Costs for use electricity per day€ 3

Food

Own restaurant/canteenSales of own produceVegetarian, veganistic or biological meals availableDietary requirements are taken into accountBreakfast€ 10Lunch€ Menu à la carteDinner€ Menu à la carteDistance to supermarket6 km

Facilities

Wifi

Card payments possible

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours

Horseriding

Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Health resort

Children

Small live stock for children

Highchair

Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

Facilities for wheelchair users (toilet, shower, bathroom, kitchen, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)500

Forest and/or moorland, mixed agricultural

Hilly scenery

Predominantly agricultural

Puddle, fen, lake

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Pastural agriculture, Horticulture, Fruticulture, Viticulture and/or olive cultivation, Arable farming, Stock breeding, Poultry

Route description

Nearest citySienaNearest villagePienza (circa 6 km)