The farmhouse is situated within the ‘Lucciola Bella’ Nature Riserve, south west of Pienza in a small corner of the typical landscape of the crete senesi. In fact the striking feature of the nature reserve is this unusual landscape of the ‘calanchi’ and ‘biancane’ formed during the last Ice Age. These particular formations are host to important but rare plants and wildlife especially birds.
The farmhouse has a long history, it was 1924 when the Marquess Origo bought the farm at ‘La Foce’ along with numerous hectares of land. It was a time when the Val d’Orcia was inhospitable with no forms of vegetation. The Marquess together with his wife undertook an enormous land improvement programme in the area and amongst other things they also built several farmhouses (Lucciola Bella is one ), giving life to a new political and social era.
The famous road with its cypress trees which leads to the farmhouse was created by the architect Cecil Pinsent who also designed the villa and the gardens at ‘La Foce’.
’Lucciola Bella’ offers guests accommodation in 6 apartments which have been restored without altering the original structure of the old farmhouse. Great attention has been paid to detail and comfort.
Surrounding the house is a large garden with a magnificent view of the Val d’Orcia with Radicofani, San Quirico, Castiglion d’Orcia, Pienza and finally the imposing Mount Amiata….
A fantastic landscape ideal for a calm and relaxing holiday.
The Sunflower (4+2)
A large living room with fireplace and kitchenette with sofa bed, a double bedroom, a room with twin beds and two bathrooms with shower.
The Genista (2+2)
A room with a kitchenette and a sofa bed, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
The Oak (2+2)
A large living room with fire place, kitchenette and sofa bed, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The apartment is also provided with facilities for disabled people.
N.B.: The Genista and the Oak are communicating apartments and can be taken as one.
The Daffodil (4+2)
A large living room with fireplace and kitchenette, a double bedroom, a room with twin beds and two bathrooms with shower.
The Poppy (2+2)
has a room with sofa bed and cooking area, a doublebedroom, a room with twin beds and a bathroom with shower.
The Lavender (4)
A large living room with fireplace and cooking area, a doublebedroom, a room with twin beds and a bathroom with shower.