Podere Salicotto review — Experience one of the best countryside villas in Tuscany
When visiting Tuscany, you should certainly stay at a lovely farmstay. Yes, I’m referring to Podere Salicotto (Podere Salicotto Tuscany), one of the greatest countryside homes near the old Medieval town of Buonconvento in Tuscany’s fabled region. Here is my in-depth evaluation. On your future vacation, you may select this location to stay and experience the countryside life in Tuscany’s beauty region.
Tuscany has long been known for its beautiful, lyrical, calm area with infinite rolling hills, enormous meadows, towering characteristic cypress trees, vineyards, attractive Medieval villages, stone castles… Each farm is one hectare in size and has a similar architectural design. Houses are made of red bricks and might be referred to as distinct villas. I spent a week deciding on the ideal spot for my family to stay, which is Podere Salicotto’s farmstay (a type of Airbnb). This is a charming Bed & Breakfast farm near the beautiful town of Buonconvento and halfway between the rolling hills of Siena, Crete Senesi and one of the most beautiful land of Tuscany is Val d’Orcia.
I chose Podere Salicotto for my stay since it is the most picturesque. This farm includes a wonderful private swimming pool, and the surrounding space is also quite open, light, and wide; the view of the surrounding area must be described as “Breathtaking”! The rooms in the villas, in particular, are charmed just by looking at the photographs, from the tables and chairs to the bed and the many windows with magnificent views from the room. If you wish to stay here, you should book ahead of time because there aren’t many rooms available and the resort is constantly hot.
On the map, the Podere Salicotto is a big farm that is separated from the surrounding areas. The residence of the nearest neighbor is likewise a few hundred meters to a kilometer distant. The entry gate is marked “Welcome to Podere Salicotto,” and any visitor who books a room here will be given a private key to the gate. Park a few meters in front of the gate and push the control button to unlock it.
The driveway leading from the entrance to the villa is a long one with two rows of cypress trees (a typical Tuscan tree) on both sides that appear extremely attractive. The private parking area for visitors is spacious enough. We arranged an appointment with the landlady, Silvia, before we arrived. Silvia was standing by the entrance, ready to greet us. After arriving at the villa, meet for check-in before taking the car to the parking lot.
Silvia led us on a tour of the farm, explaining the accommodations and facilities as well as the resort’s laws. The owner is fairly elderly, and their family, along with several staff, resides here. The two proprietors enjoy traveling as well, and their children appear to have grown up and moved away. Silvia’s knowledge was really useful; she showed me about Buonconvento, the town, the vineyards, and wine tasting.
In the room there was also a catalog introducing the farm, the delicious restaurants in the area and routes that could help you planning a roadtrip perfectly. In general, coming here you has to take a break for 5-7 days to fully experience countryside lifestyle here, the air is super fresh, quiet and completely separate from the outside world. If the Maldives is a sea paradise, then Tuscany is like a paradise in the countryside.
Review Podere Salicotto villa’s room
The room I stayed in was quite large, located on the 2nd floor of a villa. The whole farm area probably has only 2 villas for rent, each floor has 2 rooms. The interior of the room is very elegant, with a bit of antiquity, full of everything needed like at home. The wood-roofed ceiling and red brick walls that match this Tuscan color scheme. The room is equipped with air conditioning, but it is usually not used, because the weather here is cool all year round.
Staying in Podere Salicotto’s house, I felt like living in a real Italian family’s house, from the surroundings to the furniture in the room. Due to being on the 2nd floor and the room has 2 windows on both sides, the view is not blocked, the view from here to the outside is wonderful. In the distance are the green lawns of the “authentic” Tuscany, a place I once dreamed of going to many years ago.
Not only has the beautiful room, Podere Salicotto’s farm is also very large to be able to participate in many activities during the day. The large swimming pool with direct view to the infinity hillsides. Along the road in the farm, there are evenly spaced rows of trees, and even stone benches to relaxing, reading books, enjoying tea.
Breakfast will be served in a tucked-away area behind the home. A nice small place with a lot of trees surrounding it. Breakfast cuisine is meticulously prepared to meet the demands of the majority of customers. Breads, cereals, fresh fruit, and cold meats are also available.
The majority of the visitors that stay here come with their families; they may be from other parts of Italy or other nations in other parts of Europe. In addition to resting on the farm, most of them drive self-driving vehicles to explore the entire Tuscany area. Families take their children on day trips to various countrysides in the region.
I’m highly recommend you book a room here, it’s really a wonderful place to stay to experience the true style of Tuscany. Happy travelling!