Welcome to Montefollonico
You arrive in to Montefollonico through the Tuscan countryside, perfectly positioned between Rome and Florence. Tuscany is like nowhere else in Italy. This is the Italian countryside of your dreams; sun streaming down on golden fields, lush olive groves and magnificent vineyards tended by the multiple generations of the same family. Many of Italy’s most famous recipes were created here in these family’s kitchens, lovingly passed down from one nonna to the next. Treasured Chianina, the snow-white cattle that produce the succulent bistecca alla fiorentina, roam these fields. And the award-winning wines of Italy are made from the Sangiovese grapes grown here. Nowhere else in Italy will you find a calmer pace, true farm-to-table cuisine, more picturesque views and warm, welcoming families.
Tuscan Women Cook is proud of our deep relationships forged with the residents of Montefollonico. We’ve been here since the year 2000 and feel deeply connected to this community. The warm welcome our guests receive from the residents and the personal ties we have with the very best vintners, restaurateurs, and, of course, our cherished nonnas, gives our guests unparalleled, exclusive access to a true Italian culinary experience
Tuscan Women Cook guests stay in I Castagni, luxurious accommodations located in the charming medieval village of Montefollonico. I Castagni is exclusively reserved for Tuscan Women Cook guests. Perched high atop the village, these gorgeous residences boast breathtaking, panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. Many local shops and internationally acclaimed restaurants can be found just a few short blocks from your front door. If you have a car, you can easily drive to many charming Tuscan villages including Montalcino, Montepulciano, Siena, Cortona and Pienza.
I Castagni boasts newly renovated quarters with elegant decor ensconced in meticulous architectural restoration. Our guests rave about the ultra-comfy spacious suites, perfect for a relaxing riposino (“nap”) after your cooking and sightseeing adventures. Each room has its own private restroom, USB outlets, and hair dryers. Tuscan Women Cook guests will have exclusive access to lush, private gardens and an expansive terrace furnished with comfortable chaise lounge chairs to take in the view. Both are peaceful settings to enjoy your favorite book or an aperitivo with loved ones. I Castagni’s indoor and outdoor accommodations are inspirational outposts to reflect, and perhaps journal about all you have seen, learned, and tasted during your magical week with Tuscan Women Cook.
Our guests will begin each day with abundant breakfast buffets freshly prepared from organic ingredients grown in local farms.
Benvenuto. Welcome. We’re confident you’ll feel right at home here in the heart of Tuscany.