Valdichiana, authentic experiences in the Sienese countryside. Between villages, nature and authentic flavors

In the gentle Sienese countryside, characterized by vineyards, olive trees and lush woods, and dotted with villages that have remained intact over time, there is a century-old place that preserves the authentic charm of Valdichiana. And the La Fratta Estatethree kilometers from Sinalungaa farmhouse made up of old farms renovated with taste and refinement where you can spend a stay in a family atmosphere of charm and relaxation.

Far from the city frenzy, it is a I invite you to slow downquietly savoring the surrounding views, taking relaxing walks along the paths immersed in the greenery and silence of the Tuscan countryside and savoring the truly authentic flavors of this land.

A haven of peace and tranquility

Part of the charm of Tenuta La Fratta is its centuries-old history. That of a village located on the consular Via Cassia, one of the most important roads of ancient Rome, designed as a unit complex with the outdoor space, the culture of the Renaissance. Indeed, the various farms date from the 16th century – including a church, the old carpentry, a mechanical workshop, schools and a theater – surrounded by the garden designed in harmony with the architecture. Thanks to conservation works, they have survived to the present day, along with traditions and customs, thus preserving its authentic and original identity.

A view of Tenuta La Fratta from above (PH. Forti)

The careful renovation made it possible to readjust the old agricultural structures to different environments which today house a farm charming, whose rooms are created from the old stables, equipped with modern services and every comfort. THE restaurant The Torayaon the other hand, has found a place in the old stud farm – hence its name – where you can enjoy an unforgettable dinner with short circuit products on tables made from mangers surrounded by the original plaques of the founding bulls of the domain.

To enjoy the calm of these places, there is no shortage of corners dedicated to relaxation either. There poolsurrounded by greenery, is ideal for cooling off on the hottest days or solarium equipped, it is perfect for lounging in the sun and treating yourself to a regenerating massage.

Activities between history and nature

Tenuta La Fratta is the ideal starting point for discovering Valdichiana and the charming Sienese countryside. Nature lovers will be able to enjoy excursions in the surrounding area or hiking on the trails that wind through the woods, alone or in the company of a guide. Among the most fascinating routes there is theSinalunga and Scrofiano ringwhich winds for 15 km between the two municipalities through the countryside, passing the Sanctuary of San Bernardino, with precious works of art, the Villa delle Carceri, a remarkable example of a patrician villa with coat of arms and a small private church , to Scrofiano, a small, perfectly preserved medieval village from where you can admire a splendid view of the Valdichiana.
For two-wheel enthusiasts, the estate also offers its guests bicycles to explore the region independently.

Then, visits to museums are a must. medieval villages neighbors. Starting with Sinalungawith its well-preserved historic center, characterized by a medieval part and a late Renaissance part, and awarded again this year with the orange flag of the Touring Club. A little further, here. Torrita of Siena, surrounded by ancient walls protecting the fortified castle which dominates from the top of the hill. Or, Montepulciano of Etruscan origin, embellished with buildings and churches of architectural value and famous throughout the world for the Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

An oasis of taste and tradition

The pride of Tenuta La Fratta is its gastronomic offer which has its heart in restaurant The Toraya. An authentic and authentic culinary experience to savor typical dishes of the Tuscan tradition prepared with passion and dedication, accompanied by a selection of fine wines produced on site. All recipes are made with short-chain products from the estate itself, guaranteeing freshness and quality.

Tenuta La Fratta offers Tuscan gastronomic specialties from its own production (PH. Tenuta La Fratta)

The specialty not to be missed? Obviously the Chianina meat to be enjoyed in its region of origin. The estate has in fact the title of core selection and registration in the genealogical book of the Chianina breed obtained by royal decree in 1934. The renowned meat does not only refer to the “Florentine steak” but has been revisited in a modern style . key: for example to prepare burgers accompanied by sandwiches home madeprepared only with flours of Tuscan origin and left to rise for a long time, or in the form of delicate and exquisite tartars.

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For gourmets – but it is recommended for everyone – it is the tasting itinerary based on Chianina from the estate accompanied by wines produced on site. The best way to enjoy the authentic and authentic flavor of this land.

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