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Old Farm House 25 km Siena in Front of Montalcino with Pool/taking cooking class

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse,1 Bedroom with double bed + one single bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 people)


The farm-holyday resort Agriturismo Podere Cunina is immerged in a large natural reserve , with a lot of wild small and mid size animals, offers to the tourists a finely renovated flat with sight on Montalcino, mount Amiata and the hills of Buonconvento and Siena.

WE HAVE 7 FLATS AVAILABLE, PLEASE, CONTACT FOR DETAILS ABOUT OUR OTHER FLATS. We offer unforgettable and very interesting wine tours and cooking classes.

The farmhouse is equipped with ancient quality furniture, fitted with all modern comfort items, with maximum level certifications regarding the safety and the energy saving (floor heating/ refreshing with geothermal system, thermal and acoustic insulation).

Silvana, Piergiorgio, and their family invite you to spend a vacation at Podere Cunina, an old Tuscan farmhouse situated on a hill with a 360° panoramic view. The farmhouse and grounds were restored to include 7 apartments, barbeque and picnic areas, and a swimming pool with wi-fi connection. Podere Cunina is an ideal location from which to discover the Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia, and all of Tuscany. Surrounded by this ancient landscape, essential and harmonious, your respect and love for nature's beauty will be nourished. Your eyes and your soul will remember it….and you will remain always attracted to this land

Live­stock paths, nu­mer­ous vine­yards, olive-groves, truf­fle-grounds, and lush forests with oaks, ilexes, broom and hawthorn can be seen here. Travelling along the rural dirt roads,often lo­cated on hill ridges, seems like sail­ing among waves of earth and, when over­looked by an open sky and pushed by the wind, one feels very small.

This land is crossed by the an­cient Via Cas­sia road and is part of the Fran­ci­gena pil­grims route. It is rich with old parish-churches, abbeys, and an­cient farm­houses and ther­mal springs, as well as traver­tine quar­ries which gave birth to the fa­mous local handicrafts. Due to their pe­cu­liar land­scape and the abun­dance of artis­tic and his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ences, the Sienese Clay Hills are among the most fa­mous and pho­tographed en­vi­ron­ments in Italy. Set be­tween the hills, the fields of grain and the cy­press trees, the Clay Hills are a coun­try­side her­itage pro­tected by UN­ESCO. Here mass tourism doesn't exist, it would be de­struc­tive and would dev­as­tate the in­ti­macy and har­mony em­i­nat­ing from these hills. In re­cent yeats ef­forts have­been made to ren­o­vate local farm­houses and restart crop cul­ti­va­tion, which was aban­doned in the '60s and '70s fol­low­ing in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment. These rural small­hold­ings live again and often offer hos­pi­tal­ity to tourists from all over the world as farm-hol­i­day prop­erty and lo­ca­tions.

PODERE CUN­INA in BUON­CON­VENTO is also a farm-hol­i­day lo­ca­tion within this sys­tem of ar­chi­tec­tural and land­scape re­cov­ery that fully re­spects its en­vi­ron­ment. Tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als typ­i­cal of the area, sourced via ac­cu­rate and de­tailed re­search, were used for the ren­o­va­tion. Lo­cated in­side a large na­ture re­serve, with many small and medium-sized wood­land an­i­mals, it of­fers 7 finely-ren­o­vated flats to tourists, with views of Mon­tal­cino, Mount Ami­ata and the hills of Buon­con­vento and Siena. It is equipped through­out with qual­ity, an­tique fur­ni­ture, fit­ted with all mod­ern com­forts, with max­i­mum level cer­ti­fi­ca­tion re­gard­ing safety and en­ergy sav­ing (un­der­floor heat­ing via ge­ot­her­mal sys­tem, ther­mal in­su­la­tion, pool).

Again in the light of en­vi­ron­men­tal re­cov­ery, we have restarted work­ing the soil by restor­ing a small ex­ist­ing olive-grove and cre­at­ing a new one with about 800 plants of the species Fran­toio, Lec­cino, Moraiolo, and Pen­dolino. The agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion of this small farm is the bi­o­log­i­cal Pure Olive Oil ('ex­travir­gin') from the Sienese Clay Hills, honey and organic saf­fron.

A loving restoration

Over a delicious lunch prepared by son Marcello, who is a trained chef and thus offers guests private cooking lessons, we heard the passion and love that Silvana, Piergiorgio and their children have put into the estate. Piergiorgio explained how the restoration took years, as they recuperated as much of the original materials as possible and then went on the search for original pieces to decorate their new home. The restoration is high quality, with beautiful fixtures and furnishings blending in perfectly with the feel of an old farmhouse: the authentic hand-painted walls were done by Piergiorgio himself and the heavy wooden shutters on the windows, wrought-iron beds and tiles in the apartments combine perfectly with every modern convenience (including TVs which I imagine I would never even turn on if I stayed here).

Keywords: Farm House, country home,Apartment, villa, agriturismo, Tuscany, Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia,Montalcino, cooking lesson , Italy, pool, vineyards, olives, wine tours, wineries, vineyards, San Gimignano, Pienza, Siena, Florence

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018


we are Silvana and Piergiorgio, we have one daughter and two sons.

We love nature and art.We are mad about the Crete Senesi.

We have a special passion for ancient fornitures and objects.

We have consecrated all our passion to restore this old farmhouse and show it to our guests.

FARMHOUSE PODERE CUNINA OF SILVANA FREDDI purchased this farmhouse in 2004


We falled in love with our landscape, the rolling hills, the colors of the nature , the cereal fields, the very open tuscan sky, the sun, the clean air, the wineyards and olivegroves, the old medieval and reinaissance small towns. Superb food and wineWe falled in love with our landscape, the rolling hills, the colors of the nature , the cereal fields, the very open tuscan sky, the sun, the clean air, the wineyards and olivegroves, the old medieval and reinaissance small towns. Superb food and wineIf you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, to feel amazement from a glance towards the skyline, or a walk, or some woodland animal crossing your path, for a sunset caressed by the fresh evening breeze, to experience emotion for fascinating and amazing artistic places immersed in such unique, calm and silent environments, COME TO the FARMHOUSE CUNINA in BUONCONVENTO, and you enjoy the Tuscan countryside.


Each apartment is high quality, typical from Tuscany, comfortable and elegant with panoramic view. All very romantic.

To offer you a home away from home.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The ground has amazing colours and is so maleable that anyone passing over it leaves tracks. Livestock paths, numerous vineyards, olive-groves, truffle-grounds, and lush forests with oaks, ilexes, broom and hawthorn can be seen here..

Travelling along the rural dirt roads,often located on hill ridges, seems like sailing among waves of earth and, when overlooked by an open sky and pushed by the wind, one feels very small.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the Buonconvento around the Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) + high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1).
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
' 360 wonderful panorama',' total relax','silence', 'the setting is just stunning', wine tour, cooking lessons ( on demand) ,riding 3 km, rent a scooter near Siena or Montalcino, jeep tour in the Crete and Val d'Orcia with driver, selling agricultural products: organi soffran, honey, organi extravergine olive oil , tour in a cinta senese farm, balooning.We offer very interesting cooking classes for 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 people. Our son Marcello shows you very easy dishes, typical from Italy and From Tuscany with fresh typical italian product. The Marcello's WINE TOUR IS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCE !!! READ OUR REVIEWS, PLEASE.


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Old Farm House 25 km Siena in Front of Montalcino with Pool/taking cooking class
average rating of 4.9925375 based on 134 reviews

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located in the town of Buonconvento, this farmhouse experience was exactly what we were looking for. The hosts, Silvana and Peter, were very welcoming and helpful and their property is amazing. Each morning we woke to the smell of fresh herbs growing in the garden and extraordinary views of the Tuscan countryside. At night, we had amazing sunsets. The location of the property is situated close to Montalcino, Pienza and a short drive away from Siena and Montepulciano. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore Tuscany. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie !!! It's a wonderful review. Thanks for your time and for your kind words. We hope to meet you again in the future. Silvana and Piergiorgio
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Such a magical place!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to put into words just how beautiful this property is. The pictures don't do it justice. It's so BEAUTIFUL, that it's hard to believe people actually live here. We spent an incredible 4 nights and indulged ourselves in every bit of this lovely property. One of the highlights was the not-to-be-missed cooking class with Marcello. We learned soooooooo much, he's extremely thorough and has as tremendous passion for what he does. If you think you've had the best cooking class there is, you haven't. Not until you've taken his. It ended with the most wonderful meal with his family. Silvana & Piergiorgio are the kindest, warmest people. I cannot say enough about how warm the whole family is.

Buonconvento was the best place we could have stayed in the Tuscan countryside. It's the opposite of touristy. It's quaint, picturesque and quiet. We took day trips to Siena, Pienza and Montepulciano and could have stayed another day to see Montalcino.

Many, many thanks to you for making our time spent with you so one-of-kind. Love to all of you! Grazie mille, Freddi family!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a beautiful place , gracious and delightful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great place and lovely a accomedations... Silvana and her husband are great hosts..there were 4 of us and we all enjoyed our stay and certainly would return

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Superwomen, thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to meet you. Greetings from the lands of SIena.
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Beautiful Location, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, authentic stone farmhouse lovingly restored from ruins by the hosts themselves. The hilltop property has a fantastic view of the Tuscan sunsets, which were breathtaking! The property was clean and exactly as shown in the photos. The highlight of our stay (and of our entire trip, actually) was a wine-tasting tour we took with their son, Marcello. He was incredibly knowledgeable, arranged for visits to some truly wonderful, and varied wineries, and was very engaging company for the day. Our hosts had wonderful restaurant and "places to see" recommendations for us, including a map pre-marked with their recommendations. Montalcino is about 15 minutes away; Montepulciano about 20-30, the little town of Buonconvento about 5. And the drives to get to them are as wonderful as the destinations themselves. Our hosts welcomed us with a bottle of wine and sent us off with hugs. Couldn't have been happier with our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Italy and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! The apartment was perfect with its panoramic views of the countryside and was more than enough space for me and my fiancé. It was very clean and had all the amenities you would want, we loved that we could do laundry.

The farmhouse and pool area are lovely and Silvana was an amazing host. She was very accommodating and had great recommendations of places to visit during our stay, she did not lead us in the wrong direction!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Stefanie for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again in the future! The best greetings from Podere Cunina and the Crete senesi. Silvana and Piergiorgio With Marcello
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A peaceful, lovely venue with true Tuscan soul!

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent!! The location was awesome in the middle of Tuscany. The apartment was perfect in every way. The owners were honestly like family. Their integrity and loving spirit was apparent in everything they did. We had a wonderful cooking lesson and would love to return for the wine tour. Our stay was off the chart amazing!! Delicious wine, a beautiful pool, an unmatched view and the kindest hosts made for an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this beautiful venue for any type of stay in Tuscany!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Maremma parco.
Nearest Point of Interest
Agriturismo Podere Cunina
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bagno Vignoni
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbazia di Sant'antimo
Nearest Point of Interest
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Abbazia di San Galgano
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Coming from northern Italy, the Freddis came to visit Tuscany and, like many of us, fell in love with the region. They were lucky and bold enough to take on the challenge of restoring this farmhouse to the south of Siena from ruin, since it was pretty much just walls when they found it

We were invited by the Freddi family to come and visit this April and have a chat over lunch. As we drove up the dirt road with a few potholes here and there (nothing our own DT-mobile, a Toyota Prius, wasn't able to handle), we concurred that it was worth it! Anyone arriving here cannot be left untouched by the stupendous views of the surrounding hills..While the photos on their website are quite spectacular, the estate is so much better in person. To be told of the views is one thing, but to actually be there and be surrounded by them and see the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino just beyond the house is certainly another. I stopped and imagined enjoying the sunset by the pool, carved out on the hill just below the house, with a glass of wine and the view: what dreams are made of!!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.36
Pet Fee £26.62

for more days the daily rate is less expensive.
In my personal website : you can verify the conditions and the rates.
heating in winter added with discount for long period, the weekly cleaning 50 or 70 euros for the largest apartments.
from March 2014 there is the new tourist tax: 1 euro/person/day for the first 7 nights ( + 12 years old)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.