Farms in Val d'Orcia: Agricola Panthea

Celebrated by the painters of the Sienese school, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the landscape of Val d'Orcia is one of the most beautiful scenarios in Tuscany, Italy and the world.

Contignano is a little gem hidden between these hills and Monte Amiata in the agricultural hinterland of Siena: a small medieval village first mentioned in 1028, which was the possession of the Abbey of San Salvatore on Monte Amiata and then a castle of the Farnese, in the 14th century.

Today it is a fraction of Radicofani (the village of the famous bandit Ghino di Tacco and its imposing fortress) which preserves the entrance gates, the Torre del Cassero and the walls of the ancient castle, a small square with a well, two main streets and a series of alleys . And the church of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, witness to the history of the village since the 13th century.

All around, olive groves and vineyards as far as the eye can see, abbeys and chapels, Roman architecture Via Francigena. And again the Renaissance Pienzathe spa of Bagno Vignoni and many other beauties to discover from this small town in a strategic position, where a new farmhouse is about to open its doors: Agricultural Panthea.

Lunch among the olive trees at Agricola Panthea

Agricola Panthea in Val d'Orcia

Project of Rosanna Brambillaarchitect and former director of interior design magazines such as Well done houseand by Alessandro Ficola, Panthea was born on an old farm called Houses and it is the result of a careful and precise restoration that has preserved the original structure, traces and suggestions of the past of the place, while contaminating it with the present and making it functional to the idea of ​​hospitality that anime today.

A place for quiet tourists, who wish to enjoy the landscape and cultural wonders like those surrounding the farm, but also privileged places to recharge their batteries, rediscover forgotten sensations, perfumes and flavors, immersed in the beauty and serenity of countryside.

Corners in the shade of cypress trees to contemplate the beauty of nature and enjoy the serenity of the place

The names are named after masterpieces of literature pieces on the first floor, furnished in soft colors, designer pieces, such as the famous Nathalie bed by Vico Magistretti exhibited at the Milan Triennale, or the bedside tables designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, which coexist with more traditional furniture with an artisanal taste .

The windows overlook the olive trees in the garden, the village of Contignano on one side and Monte Amiata on the other. And in summer, they let in the concert of cicadas and crickets, the only noises that interrupt the silence in which the farm is immersed.

The hallways are occupied by black bookcases full of volumes of art, design and furniture, all available to guests, reflecting the passions of the owners.

The ceilings throughout the house are characterized by exposed brick beams and arches.

On the ground floor there is a shared space with a spacious glazed veranda, an old stable, bright and overlooking garden which surrounds the farm with its cypress trees.

There is also a small Court, in the shade of a pine and a centuries-old cypress, with teal green tables for an outdoor breakfast, but not only that. The owners' idea is in fact to also host events, including concerts, shows, courses, workshops, tastings and private parties.

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The cultural side of Panthea which coexists with the agricultural side constituted byvegetable garden and ofolive grove, which produces excellent extra virgin olive oil.


A room with a view of the hills of Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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