Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio is an organic holiday farm situated in the countryside that surround the medieval city of San Gimignano, amidst a wonderful nature typical of this side of Tuscany.
It is dedicated both to the production of biological products (such as extra virgin olive oil, wine, honey and saffron) and to guests accommodation in 5 nice and finely decorated rooms.
The horseback riding center deserves a particular mention, since it's runned by expert riders ready to teach and guide guests to the discover of the surroundings.
Accommodation, a touch of genuine Tuscan tradition
Il Vecchio Maneggio offers 5 double rooms with breakfast or half board service. All accommodation have private bathroom and are finely decorated according to the traditional Tuscan style, that remind of the old rural houses, but equipped with all modern amenities and facilities, like air conditioning and wi-fi. The two rooms located on the ground floor look on to the garden, while the others are on the first floor; all names come from the horses', after seeing your room you probably couldn't wait for meet them in person!!
All what you need for spending a relaxing vacation in Tuscany
The real jewel on this farmhouse crown is Tiziana, the owner and chef that will delight you with her delicious tidbit, traditional Tuscan dishes prepared exclusively with the farmhouse organic products.
Tiziana's brother, instead, will guide you on a tour around the farmhouse, to let you know some curious details about country life and learn some secret on a typical working farmhouse, with all animals you've always imagined to find in a place like that. You could even take part in farmhouse activites, like harvesting, picking olives (traditionally by hand!) feeding animals and trying to extract honey, paying attention to bees..!
The amazing outdoor pool, with a breathtaking view on the city of San Gimignano and its two famous towers, will ensure pleasant relaxing and refreshing moments during Summer time.
The horseback riding center
If you're a horse passionate, this place is cut out right for you!! Tiziana's son and his wife are expert riders and run a horseback riding school inside the farmhouse, where you may take some lesson or go on a tour for exploring the surroundings. Guests have 20 horses at their disposal, fitting everyone's need and suitable for both children and grown-ups, beginners or skilled riders.
This organic farmhouse is set on top of a hill surrounding the city of San Gimignano, well renowned for its marvellous historical center, declared a Unesco World Herotage Site. You'll be at a stone's throw from Siena, Florence and Volterra, located less than half an hour driving distance from the farmhouse.
San Gimignano is about 3 kms far so you'll easily get there to buy all necessary stuff you may need during your holiday.
You'll be then spoil for choice among all activities that the area offers, from the art destinations to visit, to the opn-air sports, like biking, trekking or simply enjoying a gorgeous location.