The land around the farmhouseMontepulciano is located in the centre of the area south of Siena that includes the Val d'Orcia la Valdichiana and the borders the Crete Senesi. Therefore, if you are staying in Montepulciano, you can easily reach the main art cities of Siena, Florence, Cortona, Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno, the LIPU oasis of the lake of Montepulciano and the Etruscan tombs of Chiusi.
From the artistic point of view, Montepulciano, known as the Pearl of the 16th century because of the many works left by the great architects of the Renaissance, offers an intense week, during which you will be immersed in its rich and powerful past. The main ruler of Montepulciano was in fact Florence with its rich nobles and Lorenzo the Magnificent, who, in addition to helping the city prosper, also allowed it to flower culturally and took one of our citizens, Agnolo Ambrogini, called “Il Poliziano” as he was born in our charming city, to work at his court.Visit the tourist site of Montepulciano
The Val d'Orcia is a large valley located in Tuscany, in the province of Siena and partly in the Province of Grosseto, north and east of mount Amiata and close to the border with Umbria. It is crossed by the River Orcia in the centre, from which it takes its name, and is characterised by pleasant views of the landscape and many towns with medieval origins, two of note are Pienza and Montalcino. It features the characteristic cypress trees, typical food and wine, Pici, Siena salami, Pecorino from Pienza, Brunello di Montalcino and the new denomination of the DOC Orcia wine.Official site of the Val d'Orcia Tourist Area
Cortona was one of the 12 cities of the Etruscan confederation and imposing stretches of its primitive cyclopean walls scarcely modified by medieval walls can still be seen today. Apart from a few Renaissance buildings, the buildings in Cortona are predominantly medieval and contribute to the suggestive atmosphere of the steep, narrow streets.Monuments, POI and info about Cortona
A few kilometres away, you will find some of the main spa towns such as the Terme di Montepulciano, Chianciano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, Rapolano Terme and San Casciano dei Bagni.
A visit to Siena is a trip back to medieval times. The magnificent cathedral built in the 13th century contains beautiful marble flooring and stupendous works of art. Stop in Piazza del Campo to admire one of the most beautiful squares in the world, designated as World Heritage by UNESCO and where the gothic town hall, the fountain of Gaia and the Chapel of the Virgin are to be found. Take a walk through the streets of the old town, containing a wealth of magnificent monuments.Find out more about museums and visits to Siena
Land of harmony. Discovering Chianti means finding new ways of experiencing travel and the landscape, following unusual itineraries and getting to know the small capitals of the Sienese Chianti, such as Radda, Gaiole, Castellina and Castelnuovo Berardenga. Reducing Chianti to simply Chianti wine would be to ignore its complexity, since if anything the common denominator of these lands is the great sense of their rural nature: A noble rural nature. Not because this land is punctuated with titled mansions and feudal manor houses or because today a section of the modern nobility (from show-business, business and the intelligentsia) has chosen to live here, but because the excellence of the products has determined this exclusivity. In the end, the wine is the product of Chianti and not the other way round.The Chianti Classico Territory
A landscape without secrets that is nevertheless difficult to decipher because it needs careful observation and a great capacity for understanding. A patch that becomes white when all around is green and becomes green when all is grey. A land that appears soft almost velvety but which is, in reality, cracked, split and rough.Find out more about the Crete Senesi
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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