Farm Holidays Andreini

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Welcome

The Farm Holidays Andreini is a picturesque hill-top farm, 15km south-west of Siena. It commands a breath-taking 360° view of Tuscany with rolling clay hills, including the Crete Senesi, but stretching as far as the Appenines and Monte Amiata (1780 m).

From here, you can enjoy unpolluted tranquility: take peaceful country walks, or cycling and horse-riding tours; then relax in the area with thermal hot springs of Rapolano, Petriolo, Bagno Vignoni & Bagni di San Filippo.

The surrounding area is a rich historical site, dating from Etruscan and Roman times. The famed medieval towns of Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence,Montalcino, Pienza & Montepulciano, are all within easy reach. Or if you prefer the beach then visit Punta Ala, Santo Stefano, Talamone or Parco dell'Uccellina.

At Andreini Farmhouse, the owner Gianfranco, Giulia and their daughter are always there, willing to meet the guests' needs and give advice, on what to do in Siena area, and information on the main tourist cultural attractions in town or in the nearby places in Tuscany (Monteriggioni, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Chianti area, Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia, Montalcino and so on ).

The Farm Holidays Andreini is more than a beautifully placed Bed & Breakfast, it is a traditional Tuscan working farm. Guests are welcome to explore the farm, something children especially enjoy. On the farm you can find hens, pigs, rabbits and Chianina cattle (a Siena and Chiana valley breed of bull). The fields are cultivated for cereals, vegetables, fruits, wine grapes and olives, making the farm self-sufficient.

Gianfranco and Giulia Andreini have run the Bed & Breakfast since the early 90s. There are two buildings to choose from: a converted barn next to the farmhouse and the restored Casolare Belvedere,100m down the hill. Both restorations respect the Tuscan country style: terracotta tile floors; wood-beamed roofs; with wooden shutters and rustic yet elegant furniture.

Gianfranco and Giulia are always happy to answer any questions and a guided tour can be arranged if required.

The Farm Restaurant is known for its rural Tuscan home-cooking, prepared with the farm's ingredients. Chianti Colli Senesi (full-bodied red wine), VinSanto (dessert wine), extra virgin olive oil, vegetables, fruits, cold meats and salami, vinegar, jams, plus fresh eggs all come from the farm. Mamma Giulia is very much appreciated for her cakes and home-made jams. On request, the restaurant will prepare vegetarian, vegan or celiac meals and can accommodate any food allergies you may have.

The Andreini Family have been farming for 5 generations, and can trace themselves in the Tuscan Grand Duchy to at least 1767.

Today, all members of the family have a different duty: Babbo Gianfranco is the farmer and professional pork-butcher, in charge of the fields, olive grove, vineyard and the Chianina cattle breeding; Mamma Giulia takes care of the barnyard animals, Bed & Breakfast, restaurant and garden. Their daughters, Monica, Maddalena and Maria Pia, all help with the running of the Agriturismo too, including the website and marketing of the farm.

WE WELCOME YOU

Our welcome is always warm and our hospitality simple and genuine. So come to the Farm Holidays Andreini for a true Tuscan experience; where tradition, family values, good food, beautiful views, healthy living, history and culture all come together in natural harmony.


Chianina Cow breeding

We breed Chianina cattle to offer the best of the Tuscan meat.

Chianina cow breed

The Chianina Cow bred has been present in Italy for 2500 years. The " ox " Chianina was much appreciated by the Etruscans and Romans for its white blanket used it in triumphal processions and sacrifices to the Gods, as we find described in the Georgics and the Latin poets and depicted in bas-relief bronzes and Roman antiquities, including the famous Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. The name Chianina comes from the Val di Chiana, an area where it has always been raised. Today it is present in Tuscany, Umbria and northern Lazio. The Chianina is recognized by porcelain-white coat, the black pigmentation of the muzzle and tongue, from the head light and elegant with short horns, long and cylindrical trunk with the back and loins wide and limbs longer than in other breeds is, in fact, the largest cattle in the world. After the Second World War, due to its capability to adapt to different environments, the Chianina breed has become a " cosmopolitan ", crossing national borders to reach Asia, China, Russia, Australia and the Americas. Once used primarily for work in the countryside, the Chianina is now considered one of the finest meat in the world. Among the breeds of cattle protected by the Consortium Chianina is perhaps the one that now enjoys a more noble and well-established, thanks to the reputation that has been able to conquer the culinary myth of Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

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We are open all year round!

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How to reach us

  • Address 2778, Strada prov.le 23 delle Ville di Corsano - 53014, Monteroni d'Arbia - Siena - Tuscany - ITALY
    P.I. 00300690526