Podere Cunina is a beautiful farmhouse just outside of Buonconvento, to the south of Siena in the fascinating area known as the Crete Senesi just before entering the Val d'Orcia.
The farmhouse offers 7 independent apartments and a wonderful outdoor salt water pool.
The farmhouse and apartments have been carefully restructured and furnished in a rustic country style with antiques. The farmhouse offers all of the main modern amenities, such as air conditioning, but is also pays particular attention to the environment and energy savings having installed floor heating, using solar panels to heat water and water purification systems to reuse water in the lawn.
The farmhouse was restructured following its original architectural base, respecting local territorial traditions. Local materials which have been used for centuries in the construction of homes were also used to conserve the natural character of the farmhouse.
Your apartment with a view
The 7 apartments each have their own external area with chairs and a table to enjoy the garden and the panoramic views on the surroundings: Montalcino, Monte Amiata and the beautiful Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia.
Pinus, Hedera, Taxus, Vitis are one bedroom apartments while Morus, Salix and Ficus offer 2 bedrooms. All are very spacious, with their own well-stocked kitchens and modern comforts.
Guests can enjoy the free WI-Fi connection in the apartments and in the pool area with their own devides, as well as use the computer in the reception.
The farm's commercial activity is dedicated to the production of organic extra virgin olive oil, organic saffron and honey, all lovingly produced by the family.
Marcello, part of the family, is a trained cook and offers cooking lessons on request.
In the Crete Senesi, between Siena and the Valdorcia
Podere Cunina is located just a few minutes out of Buonconvento in the gorgeous Crete Senesi found between Siena and the Valdorcia area. The farmhouse is located within a natural park where small wild local fauna can often be spotted and are protected.
The Crete Senesi are a splendid hilly area, rich in clay (creta) to the southeast of Siena. The landscape with its striking colors is among the most photographed in Tuscany and Italy. The area is dotted with abbeys, small parish churches, thermal baths, caves and other ancient places that are wonderful places to visit and discover.
The farm is located just 30 km from Siena and just a few kilometers from Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia and all the most scenic towns of the Valdorcia region making it the perfect base from which to explore all of southern Tuscany as well as enjoy day trips further afield to Florence or Pisa.
Podere Cunina is our family-run farmhouse. My wife Silvana, our children Veronica, Marcello and Pietro and I, Piergiorgio, work with dedication on our farm to produce extra-virgin olive oil, organic honey and saffron as well as welcome guests from all over the world in our apartments. Our guests are welcomed as part of the family and thus experience firsthand Tuscany’s traditions and culture, as well as our cuisine with personalized cooking classes in your own apartment.
The many varieties of herbs found in our garden will wrap around you the scents of countrylife, scents often forgotten, while you will be able to enjoy the fresh, organic vegetables we grow directly. The barbecue grill will let you satisfy your own passion for outdoor cooking. Enjoy watching the gleaming reds and oranges of our sunsets while sipping a glass of Tuscan wine: an experience to remember forever!
Our family is always available for your needs and we can advice you on famous or unconventional itineraries to follow in the area, unforgettable trekking or bike paths to follow or Oscar- worthy locations to explore and admire or great places to eat at in our area.
We are sure you’ll fall in love with Siena and our Tuscany countryside while you stay at Cunina farmhouse, planning return visits in the future. We look forward to meeting you soon!
~ Piergiorgio, Silvana and family