Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany’s most prized treasures such as Siena (55 km), Cortona (30 Km), and Florence (110 Km). Le Caggiole Estate is a working farm where you will enjoy the atmosphere of the Tuscan farming tradition and the peace and the tranquillity of a gorgeous countryside rich of century-old holm-oak and oak trees, olive groves and vineyards. Here live the Martinelli Family, who will be pleased to welcome their guests at their holiday farm. In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere, where the rhythms of daily life are marked by the passing of seasons, guests are offered: - Three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms; - Two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups; - Delicious meals prepared according to the best Tuscan cooking tradition; - The farm products: wine, oil, honey, jam, saffron - A large and immaculate garden with mature holm oaks and century-old oaks. Last, but not least….. - The friendly and attentive owners, Giacomo, his mother Ornella, and his father Mario, with their stories about old past times, are pleased to spend pleasant hours with their guests next to fireplace in wintertime, or in the garden, in summertime, where the moonlight pierces the rich crowns of the holm oaks.
5 on June 09, 2014
I cannot say enough about Le Caggiole... It was the most beautiful property with amazing views of the countryside of Tuscany. Our room the Massaia was more like a house instead of a room... we had our own kitchen with a beautiful bay window that opened up to the view of the countryside. The bathroom was spacious The bedroom had windows that opened up to the same view. The property is beauitful.. it was so much more than we expected. Now, on to the best part... the owners of Le Caggiole..Giacomo, his beautiful wife Cristiana, their adorable little girl and of course his mother nonna Ornella... oh, how we enjoyed meeting these amazing beautiful people. Upon arrival we were greeted by Giacomo, who was more than accommodating and helpful with anything we needed... and he was cooking this most incredible sauce for dinner that evening... and if I tell you my mouth watered just by smelling it...The property is perfectly located ... very close to the center of town and all the shops and restaurants and attractions. The next morning, of course breakfast inside the main building with a beautiful wood table for 20 or so... very big, and in the family for centuries... the best part of breakfast was nonna Ornella... I fell in love instantly with this amazing woman... she hand makes all the pastries and cakes every morning at 6am... breakfast was fabulous, with homemade honey (oh, I didn't mention.. but they have their own bees who produce this delicious wonderful honey...) coffee, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, milk, etc...etc... etc... I cannot express how gracious they treated us... Then, one of the best part of our stay, was the cooking class!!! OMG.... we made homemade tortelli di patate... We stayed for 8 nights... and honestly I could have stayed for months... upon leaving we felt we were leaving family... I highly recommend Le Caggiole to anyone who wants to experience the beauty, tastes and warmness of Tuscany.
4.8 on August 14, 2013
Our experience at Le Caggiole (September 22-25) was one of the fondest memories of a wonderful month long visit to Italy. My husband and I were greeted with a warm welcome from the moment we arrived and provided with a wonderful stay during our time with Giacomo and "Mama Ornella" We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely, clean and comfortable accommodations and most especially the warm hearts extended to us! Many thanks to Giacomo, for taking time out of his busy schedule to take us into his vineyard and explain the growing, pruning and harvesting process. It was special for us to be able listen to the history of the Martinelle land, be a witness to the love & respect Giacomo has for it, and of course, to see it for ourselves. A special "mille grazie" to Ornella. We grew so very fond of her during our stay and were sad to leave! Her welcoming and generous spirit is apparent in all she does for their guests. We will always remember Giacamo and Ornella, as well as the special touches and hospitality they extended to us to make our stay so memorable. We hope that our lives cross paths again.
3.8 on July 24, 2013
Superb location! The pastoral settings, solace, tranquility all are adding to the majestic environment of the place. It is so close to nature. A break from the industrial settings! You rightly said, what’s more romantic than this. What would be more beautiful than sitting in such environment and having dinner on a terrace. Really want to visit! DbaiG Bolee.com
5 on September 12, 2012
Where to begin ... the freshly baked breakfasts were delicious (and that says a lot coming from Portland, OR where great bakeries are on every corner), the view of the farm out our window was absolutely beautiful, the host family could not have been more kind (they even set up a crib and a high chair for our little one!), the nearby town was one of our favorites in all of Tuscany, the running trails, the dinner, perfect, perfect, perfect. My only complaint is that it's so far from where we live!
4.8 on November 13, 2011
My sister and I took our parents to Italy for thier 55 anniversary + Mom's 75 birthday. Thank God everyone is healthy enough to make this trip. Thank goodness for this wonderful bed & breakfast. Coming into our rooms after touring the surrounding area each night was like coming home. It was a perfect place to let dad and mom unwind after lots of walking. Quite and peaceful... much like our rural homes back in the USA. Wonderful host and hostess too. You'll love it!
5 on October 25, 2011
This is a gem on the Tuscany countryside and ideally situated to visit the many stunning hilltop towns in the area. What makes it so special among many places that you could stay in Tuscany, is the 5th generation family, The Martinelli's, who care for the property and their guests. The website photo truly reflect the atmosphere here and the dinner they served was special! We were so pleased to have made this our base for a full week and the stay was excellent value all round. Marina H Toronto, Canada
5 on January 31, 2011
My wife and I spent 6 of our 20 days in Italy, at LeCaggiole. It was a perfect base for seeing most all of southern tuscany up to Siena and into umbria. It is a working farm and they make some of the finest wine I tasted in the region. their olive oil is also REALLY GOOD. Our room"Il Cantiniere" was furnished with antiques, and kept spotless throught our stay. The breakfast each morning consisted of "Mama Ornella's" homemade cakes and pastries. We certainly looked forward to rising! We also had an evening meal at the farm. It was a simple but elegant typical tuscan meal. Giacomo and his mother have a very evident commitment to using the best and freshest of local ingredients in everything they serve. I must say that it was one of our finest meals in Italy. One of our fondest memories is the time we spent in the kitchen with Mama learning how to make pici pasta. we will never forget it. Giacomo was always available to help us plan our daily travels, and his knowledge of the area was a big help. He would always point us toward some great little hilltown or small restaurant. We really felt at home here, and will definitely return. Don't miss this place!
5 on January 06, 2011
Lovely rooms and incredible views--very clean and comfy. A perfect place to rest and enjoy Montepulciano (my favorite in Tuscany, so far:)...or a base from which to venture out daily to other Tuscan destinations. Giacomo is such a perfect host--knowledgeable and genial. Omelia is a gifted baker and chef--if you are able to book a supper with them, my advice is skip lunch! My spouse was sick while we were there, and the extra TLC was perfect--like being at my own mom's--only quieter :)
5 on November 01, 2010
This agriturismo consists of two ancient buildings lovingly rebuilt with modern amenities. It is not swank but quite well kept and comfortable. It is in an olive grove and has a vineyard just up the road. Pomegranate and fig trees are scattered around, also bee hives. Our apartment included a full kitchen, although we were only there 3 nights so didn't use it much. The host, Giacomo, was very nice and helpful, recommended some good places to visit off the beaten track. He has researched the history of the site and is clearly close to the land. It is only a couple of minutes drive into Montepulciano which is a great example of a Tuscan hill town. Le Caggiole can house only 4 or 5 couples at a time so there was no crowd. Mama's breakfast cakes are made with fresh fruit and baked fresh each morning. They are spectacular! We were able to attend one of the Tuscan dinners that are offered irregularly. The food was very good, but authentic Tuscan food seems to revolve around meat, meat, and more meat so we were uncomfortably stuffed. Not knocking it, just too much. We loved the area and the place and would happily return.
5 on May 23, 2010
Agriturismo Le Caggiole is a jewel in the beautiful hilly Tuscan countryside, and it far exceeded our expectations. Our room, La Nicchia, was comfortable and cozy. The Host, Giacomo, was warm and friendly and shared his wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area. Breakfast each morning was a delight. His Mother Ornella prepared an assortment of delicious homemade cakes daily. We were also privileged to enjoy her Tuscan dinner which was heavenly and highly recommended. All ingredients were fresh! Our best to this family and we look forward to returning one day to Le Caggiole. Fairview, Texas
Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 65 miles
Coming from Pise-Florence: - Drive along the motorway A1 called Autostrada del Sole in direction to Rome; - Exit motorway at Valdichiana-Bettolle-Sinalunga and follow signs to Pienza/Montepulciano; - Continue a further 30 mt to a roundabout and take the third exit signposted SS326 in direction to Torrita di Siena/Montepulciano. - Proceed for 6 Km until Torrita di Siena and take Via Lauretana Sud /SS326 in direction to Montepulciano; - Continue for a further 6 Km along this road, pass by the village of Gracciano, and follow straight for Montepulciano; - You will find the entrance to “Agriturismo Le Caggiole” 700 mt on the left. Welcome! Coming from Rome: - Drive along the motorway A1 called Autostrada del Sole in direction to Florence: - Exit motorway at Chiusi-Chianciano and follow straight for Chianciano (SS n 146): - Pass by Chianciano and continue for Sant’Albino Monetpulciano along the same road SS 146; - Pass by Montepulciano following signposts for Torrita di Siena and drive along Strada Provinciale di Montepulciano SP17; - After Km 2,5 you will find the entrance to “Agriturismo Le Caggiole” on the right. Welcome!
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Le Crete Senesi, Pienza, Spa : Chianciano Terme ; S. Casciano Bagni, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino; S.Antimo, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer , nice country garden, observation platform
Air conditioning, Desk, TV
Bicycles, Bird watching, Horseback riding, Wine Tour, Cooking Class, Farm tour, Food Tasting, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Martinelli Giacomo & Ornella
English, French, Italian
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , typical tuscan meals