Farmhouse in Montepulciano
Podere La Rocca
Your stay in a unique countryside
The farmhouse is located in the South of Tuscany, in the countryside surrounding the medieval hill town of Montepulciano, in the Italian province of Siena. Montepulciano is considered the “Pearl” of the 16th century and its inhabitants take their name from its illustrious and well-known citizen, the poet Angiolo Poliziano.
The farmhouse set on the border between Tuscany and Umbria is the ideal base for visiting the most enchanting art Tuscan cities such as Siena, Arezzo and Florence and the most stunning villages of Val d’Orcia as Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino. The province extends up to Umbria making it possible for our guests to quickly reach the most distinctive borghi (historic villages) of Umbria like Assisi, Gubbio, Spello, Montefalco and the regional capital Perugia.
We are also a farm
Our farmhouse, named after La Rocca family, is situated in the middle of the family’s farm and It is considered one of the most important in Valdichiana. It extends for 400 hectares divided between vineyards, orchards, vegetable and cereal plantations, all “zero km” products that you can taste at our restaurant prepared by our Chef Federico.
Podere La Rocca is immersed in the tranquility of Tuscan countryside landscapes. The location is divided into three parts: La Villa, on two floors: on the ground floor there is Podere La Rocca Restaurant and on the first floor there are one apartment and two rooms; the dépendance, La Vecchia Stufa. This latter one has recently undergone renovation works that have conferred a more refined and elegant touch to the structure. Finally, La Casa Rossa which is made up of three apartments and four rooms in addition to the reception and the relax room where you can enjoy your time reading a book or playing pool. Rooms are quiet and with all modern comforts; the spacious private bathrooms would be the envy of the most distinguished noble Tuscan families.
Hospitality and services for a perfect holiday
During the hot summer days, you can refresh and relax by the large isolated pool, with jacuzzi included, amidst olive and fruit trees where you can spend time with your family or friends. A large and well-kept green garden makes our countryside atmosphere even more magical. You can admire the sunset staring at vineyards while sipping a glass of good wine.
Among the many activities we offer our guests there are different kinds of excursions and picnics in our vineyards and orchards. Moreover, we organize dinners in vineyards in order for you to be in close contact with nature, where you can savor our Chef’s dishes accompanied by the wines we produce. Another popular activity is our farm tour with Federico who will guide you to the discovery of our property and where you will see with your own eyes the pears harvesting in the summer months. Icing on the cake, at the end of the tour you can taste our wines.
You cannot miss the dinner in our farmhouse restaurant Podere La Rocca. Every day our Chef Federico and his crew cook delicious dishes for you using local and family recipes. The real stars of our menu are fresh ingredients and vegetable grown in our farm. The menu is very varied and changes with the seasons, we offer our guests traditional Tuscan dishes, wood-fired oven pizza as well as revisited and gourmet dishes. During warm summer evenings, dinner is served outside our beautiful restaurant in a romantic atmosphere.Discover our restaurant
Our continental buffet breakfast, first appointment of the day, is always abundant and made with fresh local products. You can find Tuscan cold cuts, Pienza cheese, local production eggs, bacon, homemade pancakes, freshly prepared every morning, baked croissants, homemade jams and cakes and much more. All genuine and tasty delicacies.
They say about us: our guests' reviews
We stayed for 4 nights along with my husband at Podere La Rocca in July. It’s a charming, very well maintained and looked after place, where attention to details can be seen in each and every corner of the place. Lovely designed rooms, views overlooking the wine yards and jacuzzi available in your bathroom will make your stay very enjoyable. There is a restaurant, where the head chef is also an owner of the place, therefore he always makes sure your stay will be tasty and unforgettable. The location of the place is great, as within 30 mins by car there are many places to visit, such as city of Montepulciano, city of Siena, city of Pinza, or Assisi little bit further down the road, although absolutely worth those couple of minutes more.
We wish we could have stayed here longer! The good feelings began even before we left home! Marianna was great to work with making the reservations and finalizing our stay. A few days before we left, she sent an email inviting us to a lunch in the vineyard, which sounded lovely, which we immediately accepted. Upon arrival, Julia greeted us and we began our vineyard tour, which preceded the lunch. It was so informative, and we were pleased to have a tour by the winemaker, especially since we caught a harvesting day. Afterwards, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch among the vines. It was a relatively small group, which was nice, and chef Frederico kept the food coming! The lunch was accompanied by their wines, which were delicious.
Our stay at Podere La Rocca was everything we hoped for and more. From a gorgeous, spotless room to amazingly delicious meals to a lovely, relaxing pool in a beautiful setting, we can't wait to go back. Marianna was attentive and helpful before and during our stay and gave us great recommendations. Frederico is an extremely talented chef and we enjoyed our meals (both breakfast and dinner) here immensely. We also took a pasta cooking class which was so fun and so delicious! It was hard for us to want to leave the property because it was so relaxing but the location made it a wonderful place for us to visit the many hilltop towns in Tuscany. We also loved the wine and wanted to bring it home with us!
Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, Podere La Rocca sets a high standard for comfort and relaxation. The rooms are wonderful, the views beautiful and hospitality that says, we’re glad you’re here. The owners and staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating . Breakfast was a great start to the day with breads, meats, cheeses, cereals, fruits etc. Schedule a dinner or two while you’re there. The location, only a few miles from Montepulciano make La Rocca a perfect base to explore Tuscany. Outstanding experience.
We were delighted with our five nights at Podere La Rocca, and wish we could have stayed longer! All the staff were warm and welcoming and went above our expectations in every way. The farm stay rooms and gardens are beautiful and immaculately maintained. Fred prepared mouth-watering breakfasts and dinners every day using local ingredients. Melika and the other restaurant staff were more than helpful and friendly. The location combines peaceful surroundings with convenience to key hill towns of Tuscany. One example of being cared for was when we had an issue with our rental car from Florence. Fred, Luca, Karin and Marianna willingly used their local knowledge and time to help resolve the problem. We highly recommend La Rocca!
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