In the Beautiful Tuscan countryside, in Siena province, 800 meters far from Montepulciano's old town walls, San Martino organic farm carries on its biodynamic/homeopathic agriculture activities together with its farmhouse Bed and Breakfast service. San Martino's Farm and Villa are placed in a privileged location for its landscape that embraces the whole valley, the surrounding hills and a breathtaking view of the town.
The Villa has been recently restored according to the rules of bioarchitecture, using exclusively natural and ecological materials. Four spacious rooms, with mahogany wood floor and private bathrooms, are located on the first and second floor of the Villa; king size beds are made with solid wood frames, special wood and latex springs and cotton futon mattress that allow perfect adaptability. Each room has an electric current breaker that switches off all electric tension as soon as the last light is turned off and thus cancels the presence of any electromagnetic field. Heating system and hot water are fed by solar energy (solar panels) and/or wood.
THE VILLA blends completely with the environment that surrounds it thanks to the colours of the external plaster obtained with local earth mixed with natural lime.
It has been totally restored according to the rules of BIOARCHITECTURE, using exclusively natural materials such as lime, wood and stone, natural earths and beeswax for finishings; a geobiologist has identified and measured electromagnetic fields, Hartmann’s knots and the spaces have been subdivided and the beds positioned accordingly.
We live on the ground floor of the villa whilst on the first and second floor we have 3 suites (approx. 45 mt) with private bathroom and 1 dobleroom with private bathroom (approx. 27 mt) for those guests who would rather enjoy a family atmosphere and more human spaces instead of a hotel.
All the rooms have an electric current disjoiner that switches off all electric tension as soon as the last light is turned off and thus cancels the presence of any electromagnetic field.
Morning breakfast is prepared only with home made or local organic products, suitable for vegetarians and ciliacs.
At the ground floor our guests can benefit of a spacious dining-room with a comfortable kitchen and terraces, and of a Natural Swimming Pool (bio-swimming pool), free of any water chemical products, where to dive or relax under the secular olive trees.
The Farm covers an area of 5 hectares of land cultivated with biodynamic/homeopathic methods philosophically inspired by the founder of Anthroposophy Dott. Rudolf Steiner. Actually San Martino's Farm produces saffron, extra virgin olive oil, honey, cereals and grass.
King size beds, 220 cm long, with a solid wood frame treated with beeswax. The springs consist of a double layer of evaporated beech placed upon three latex elements that allow perfect adaptability. The mattress is a cotton futon, the pillows are made with millet; the sheets are in natural fibres and the blankets in pure wool.
The floors are in solid wood and treated with beeswax; the heating system is placed within the walls that themselves radiate giving a homogeneous feeling of warmth; but what is most important to us is that our system of energy management is the fruit of a complex study that has enabled us to obtain heat and energy essentially from natural and renewable sources such as sun and wood.
The edge of the outside garden is marked by three great secular pine trees which in the summer create a precious area, shady and cool.
For breakfast, and vegetarian dinners - that can be prepared upon request – we only use organic products either directly from the farm or bought locally.
Montepulciano is in the south of Tuscany, on the border with Umbria and Lazio and is thus the ideal starting point for excursions to both places of great natural interest or to the many medieval villages and romanic churches the area is famous for (such as San Galgano, Sant’Antimo, Assisi and Gubbio).
Many other places can also be reached by public transport (the bus stop is only 500 mt away from the villa): Pienza, Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, Chianciano terme, Cortona (10 /15 km), Siena (75 km.), Perugia, Arezzo andOrvieto (50 Km), Florence and Rome (110 km.) .
It is also possible to rent bycicles or take part in organized biketours; there are tennis courts close to the villa.
LA FATTORIA It covers an area of 5 hectares cultivated with organic/biodynamic methods. Currently we are growing olive trees, saffron, wheat and grass. We are giving our land a much needed ‘re-establishment’ period after its the previous owner abandoned it for 8 years.
Eventually we shall have fruit trees, healing herbs and a stable for horses; but most of all we are interested in starting a research program on the regeneration of plants and seeds through biodynamic and homeopathic methods as described by
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The farm products are: Oil, honey, saffron, pasta, vegetables and friuts.