Nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany, rustic charm and luxury live happily together at Follonico. If you’re wondering where to stay in Tuscany, this restored villa is an oasis and the ideal location for exploring the region. The villa honors traditional architecture while incorporating fine details and eclectic design elements.
Follonico is a family owned villa made up of four suites and two charming rooms. While the rooms are smaller, they are every bit as special with their own private garden terrace. Each room and suite is uniquely decorated.
Upon driving up a dirt road, you’ll be welcomed by a path leading to the shared lounge and dining area.
The villa has been lovingly restored with quality furnishings, luxury textiles and eclectic touches. Part rustic Tuscan villa, part living museum, to stay at Follonico is an experience. Old typewriters, vintage dresses and antiques intersect with modern couches and quirky details.
Also upon booking, you’ll receive their e-book with restaurant recommendations and even several itineraries for how to make the most of your stay. As much as I wanted to try out the restaurants Fabio suggested, we decided to stay in and relax around the villa.
With their own wine label on site, it made our decision even easier. Pick up a bottle off the shelf for 20 euros and leave your name on the paper pad.
This property would be stunning all year round, but I’m glad we came in early June when the days are long and sunset is at 9pm.
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Follonico continues to impress when the sun comes up. Organic ingredients are locally sourced and served on Sestini & Corti stoneware. We enjoyed regional cheese, scrambled eggs, bresaola, sweet pastries, fresh fruit with yogurt and ricotta with honey. The perfect way to start the day.
Follonico is uniquely located in a valley with 360 degree views of the countryside and Tuscan towns like Montepulicano. It’s a quiet escape, but close to several other towns so it makes for the perfect base to explore Tuscany. To complete the experience, you can also take a cooking class on site. The owners can also organize wine tasting, horseback riding tours and even truffle hunting in the fall.
Località Casale, 2
53049 Torrita di Siena SI
Suites start at 230 euro/night
Rooms 175 euro/night
Located about 2 and half hours from Rome Fiumicino and an hour and a half from Florence by car.
My husband and I (and Alfie, of course) stayed as guests at Follonico. Thank you Fabio and Suzanne for welcoming us. We enjoyed every minute!