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Tenuta di Spannocchia

Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

Tenuta di Spannocchia in Siena, Italy

ITALY

Siena
Tenuta di Spannocchia

www.spannocchia.com


Casa del Fantino - one of the guest houses available at Tenuta di Spannocchia

As a working organic farm, Spannocchia provides guests with a unique way to visit the Tuscan countryside. Rustic farmhouses are available for weeklong stays, and two historic bed-and-breakfasts welcome overnight guests. While classic activities such as hiking and Chianti wine tasting are on offer, the farm (which relies on traditional land management practices) also serves as an educational center, with a focus on nature conservation and the preservation of cultural traditions. After a day spent exploring the olive orchards, sampling honey, learning about cheese-making or exploring local gardens, you can return for a meal featuring organic ingredients (we suggest that you order a harvest basket of homegrown produce), house vintages and pure relaxation as the sun sets over the surrounding hills.

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