Foresteria Il Giardino di Fontarronco is elegant Tuscan agriturismo accommodation in the Chiana valley for a family holiday, apartment vacation, good food and wine tasting getaway in Tuscany.
The ten country apartments are based near Arezzo and provide an atmospheric vacation base in east Tuscany for discovering the zone.
It is owned by the Illuminati's, a family from the Val di Chiana. The 18th century villa has been meticulously restored with style and elegance and antique furniture.
The origins of the farm are lost in time but the country house seems to date from the 13th century.
Interestingly, the restoration of the old cellars brought to light artefacts which proved the existence of a landing port. This is explained by the fact that much of the Val di Chiana was marshland until it was reclaimed in the 18th Century.
The beautiful surrounding gardens are interspersed with fruit trees and provide a wonderful background for a barbecue area where you can cook delicious Tuscan food.
From 1st of March to 30th October you can enjoy the large swimming pool which also features 5 jacuzzi massage corners.
Take the opportunity to venture into the restored old wine cellar where the family used to store their wine during the winter. The cellar now hosts the best Tuscan wines - Chianti, Brunello and the Super Tuscans.
Group wine tastings can be arranged and enjoy a meal in the Foresteria Restaurant.
The Foresteria Il Giardino di Fontarronco can reserve nearby facilities for anyone wishing to play tennis, golf, soccer, horse riding and trekking.
Best of all ask owner Francesco to take you for a tourist flight in his single engined Piper over Tuscan and beyond.
The family has been producing fruit and cultivating vines and olive trees for four generations. The stables, animal stalls and barns date back to the early 19th Century. It was during this period that the first large families moved en masse to the hamlet.
The family became completely self-sufficient. Not least because Duke Leopold of Tuscany issued a decree allowing farmhouses to protect themselves with canons. This led to the existence of a cubic structure above the roof now called the 'Pigeon Loft' or 'Dovecote'.