Where

You will find us in what we like to call the “Trivium”: an unspoilt, borderless area nestling amid three regions, where Lazio touches upon Umbria and Tuscany.

The stone building is located 602 metres above sea level and to the east you can see the old town of Trevinano, clustered around the medieval castle. Beyond are the beautiful sunsets over Monte Amiata and to the north a line of hills leads the eye to Radicofani and the Val d’Orcia. To the west lies the luminous town of Orvieto and to the south beautiful Lake Bolsena.

Breathtaking scenery and unforgettable moments in every direction.

Rooms

A limited number of rooms, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and personal attention and service for every one of our guests: this is what sets us apart. The four rooms, each with their own bathroom, are all different and the greatest attention has been paid to the details: solid wood beds, furniture and doors, Murano glassware lamps, Castel Viscardo handmade terracotta tiles and decorative touches from Vietri. The old farmhouse has been restored, while respecting the original structure, using local artisans and craft materials. A different concept of hospitality in a simple and elegant environment. An oasis of peace in which to spend some time.

We are delighted to be able to offer our guests sights and experiences they will never forget. Memories that will endure. Romantic weekends in an area of rare beauty and convivial evenings in an enchanted setting.

A few words on TV in the rooms, air conditioning and a swimming pool. These three “facilities” are missing from Podere Orto. We would like to make it clear that this decision is the fruit of lengthy reflection and firm awareness on our part. There are a number of values we hold dear: the need to save water and energy, low environmental impact and the reduction of noise pollution, which contribute to a healthy, balanced lifestyle in harmony with nature and help us re-establish contact with the world of nature. As an alternative to the swimming pool, you will find some highly renowned spa baths just 10 minutes away, or some splendid lakeshores just 30 minutes away. We earnestly hope that you will not miss these modern facilities and that you will instead appreciate age-old, timeless values such as silence or the pleasant background noise of nature; the fresh, healthy air of the nearby Monte Rufeno nature reserve and the lovely little growing olive trees we decided to plant on the hill in lieu of a swimming pool…

In short:

– Air conditioning: it is not necessary, thanks to the altitude and the lack of humidity, the nights here are always cool. A fan is however provided in all rooms.

– Swimming pool: want to swim? The beautiful public swimming pool of Proceno is only 15 minutes away and the black-sand beach of Bolsena Lake – 20 minutes.

Pets allowed on request.

To book a room and get the best rate: please send an e-mail to mail@podereorto.com or a Whatsapp message to +39 335 8335950. Replies are almost immediate.

Check-in: from 2.30 p.m.

Check-out: by 10.30 a.m.

ROOMS

Room1

The warm tones of oak, a view over Trevinano and Amiata, nature and the setting sun, a pale green bathroom with jacuzzi.

“Grange” furniture, hand-painted Vietri tiles, “La Murrina” chandeliers.

Equipped with: jacuzzi, towels, mosquito net, eco-friendly, organic toiletries, slippers, sweeties, mineral water, fan, hairdryer, electric kettle with a selection of tea and infusions, snacks, minibar, books and magazines, recycle bin, wi-fi. Cot available.

ROOMS

Room 2

A large bed, cyan and white used to create a relaxing space, blue in the bathroom, with the vineyard that, if you are an early riser, will reveal its best colours at dawn. Jacuzzi.

“De Baggis” and “Roche Bobois” furniture, hand-painted Vietri tiles, “La Murrina” chandeliers.

Equipped with: jacuzzi, towels, mosquito net, eco-friendly, organic toiletries, slippers, sweeties, mineral water, fan, hairdryer, electric kettle with a selection of tea and infusions, snacks, minibar, books and magazines, recycle bin, wi-fi. Cot or extra bed.

ROOMS

Room 3

A large Provence-style bed, precious woods in an intimate setting that looks out onto the courtyard of the Podere, a bathroom with a large rain shower decorated with red Vietri tiles, a warm, dream-like atmosphere.

“Faber” and “Roche Bobois” furniture, hand-painted Vietri tiles, “La Murrina” chandeliers.

Equipped with: shower, towels, mosquito net, eco-friendly, organic toiletries, slippers, sweeties, mineral water, fan, hairdryer, electric kettle with a selection of tea and infusions, snacks, minibar, books and magazines, recycle bin, wi-fi.

ROOMS

Room 4

An unusual French-style bed in wrought-iron, sunsets over wide open spaces with Trevinano in the foreground, a large rain shower in ivory and black in an anything but ordinary bathroom.

“Cantori” and “Roche Bobois” furniture, hand-painted Vietri tiles, “La Murrina” chandeliers.

Equipped with: shower, towels, mosquito net, eco-friendly, organic toiletries, slippers, sweeties, mineral water, fan, hairdryer, electric kettle with a selection of tea and infusions, snacks, minibar, books and magazines, recycle bin, wi-fi.

Eating

The Orto donates the best of its fruit, but only in season!

And how can you really enjoy a holiday that doesn’t include good food? Our passion for continuously investigating an area that brings together the best traditions of three regions will surprise you. Top quality raw materials, forgotten flavours and genuine products selected to enjoy in our cozy podere.

Hearty breakfasts with fine cakes and croissants, bread with the “right” flour, organic yogurt and local butter, cereals, dried fruit, no-compromise chocolate and hazelnut spreads, fruit juices, homemade jams, fresh seasonal fruit, and possibly free-range eggs, local raw-milk cheese and cured meat without preservatives will give you the right energy to face all the pleasures of the day. Breakfast will be served in your room or in the garden in the summer period, in a special basket full of delicacies.

We would like to highlight the presence in our magnificent territory of wonderful restaurants and hosterias, characterized by great attention to local raw materials.

Complimentary teas and infusions and snacks are also at your disposal, plus a minibar wth several drinks. We also organise selected tasting sessions, featuring our wines, jams, home-baked bread and the finest cheeses and salamis of the Trivium.

This is a truly unique opportunity to combine your trip with a gastronomic journey of endless subtleties.

Eating

The Orto donates the best of its fruit, but only in season!

And how can you really enjoy a holiday that doesn’t include good food? Our passion for continuously investigating an area that brings together the best traditions of three regions will surprise you. Top quality raw materials, forgotten flavours and genuine products selected to enjoy in our cozy podere.

Hearty breakfasts with fine cakes and croissants, bread with the “right” flour, organic yogurt and local butter, cereals, dried fruit, no-compromise chocolate and hazelnut spreads, fruit juices, homemade jams, fresh seasonal fruit, and possibly free-range eggs, local raw-milk cheese and cured meat without preservatives will give you the right energy to face all the pleasures of the day. Breakfast will be served in your room or in the garden in the summer period, in a special basket full of delicacies.

We would like to highlight the presence in our magnificent hamlet of the nearby (1 km) Michelin-starred “La Parolina” restaurant (www.laparolina.it), characterized by great attention to local raw materials.

Complimentary teas and infusions and snacks are also at your disposal, plus a minibar wth several drinks. We also organise selected tasting sessions, featuring our wines, jams, home-baked bread and the finest local cheeses and salamis.

This is a truly unique opportunity to combine your trip with a gastronomic journey of endless subtleties.

Thermal Baths

In the hills that roll gently down towards the Val d’Orcia, surrounded by splendid countryside that has been revitalizing generations since ancient times, the Thermal Baths of San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena) are less than 7 km from Podere Orto.

Our guests wishing to submerge themselves in the superb thermal waters (rich in calcium, sulphur and magnesium), which spring at a temperature of 42°, are entitled to a special price deal at the Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa wellness centre (http://www.fonteverdespa.com/).  In addition to daily entry to the thermal pools (reduced by 10% for our guests), the Fonteverde offer includes treatment or relaxation programmes, specific and Oriental massages, thermal mud and inhalation therapy. Visitors should also note that the centre specialises in moisturising, antioxidant, draining and toning beauty treatments.

A special 10% reduction on the various treatments will be granted to our guests. Alternatively, if you let us know your preferences, we will be happy to send you a proposal tailored to your needs, complete with accommodation, meals and spa treatments.

Itineraries

LOCATION BY KILOMETRIC DISTANCE ORDER

Below is a list of some locations with the relative distance from Podere Orto, starting with the closest ones.

Trevinano (Lazio) – Km 1
A castle, a handful of houses, two main roads and a few hundred inhabitants clinging onto a cliff: a matchless view over Monte Rufeno and right out towards the Val d’Orcia.

Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve (Lazio) – Km 1
Created in 1983, this is one of the largest protected green areas in central Italy. In addition to relaxing walks along the routes indicated, visitors should not miss the dream-like Sassetto Wood, or the interesting Flower Museum.

Selva di Meana protected nature area and Villa Cahen (Umbria) – Km 1.5   
One of the marvels of nature, spread out over the municipality of Allerona. Popular with hikers, but also ideal simply for a fun picnic in an area that is especially well equipped. Villa Cahen: built in beautiful Art Nouveau style. From the top, marvellous views out over the Val di Paglia.

San Casciano dei Bagni (Toscana) – Km 9
A spa resort on the slopes of Monte Cetona, renowned since ancient times and with a splendid little village to explore. Travel Leisure described the spa as “the most beautiful in the world in the most beautiful place in the world”.

Fighine Castle (Toscana) – Km 12
A splendid private castle dating back to the year 1000, at 650 a.s.l., between the Val di Paglia and the Val di Chiana.

Allerona (Umbria) – Km 12
Narrow little streets that climb up towards a marvellous view out over the green heart of Italy.

Acquapendente (Lazio) – Km 14
The name (sloping water) derives from its location in an area where many streams flow into the River Paglia. It was once a compulsory stopping-off point for the pilgrims of the Via Francigena once they had crossed the Via Cassia. The fine historic centre has been preserved intact, with the Benedictine Santo Sepolcro Cathedral, a Romanesque basilica that is home to a number of relics brought from Jerusalem.

Torre Alfina (Lazio) – Km 25
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Torre Alfina is located at the southern edge of the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, and borders on the monumental Sassetto Wood.

Cetona (Toscana) – Km 25
A square with the elegance of a drawing room, encircled by the red stone buildings that blend into the bright surrounding countryside.

Città della Pieve (Umbria) – Km 28
Sitting on a hill and built mainly in open brick, this is one of the most important Renaissance towns of the Val di Chiana.

Orvieto (Umbria) – Km 30
Perched atop a tufa cliff and with a cathedral that is a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture, a trip to Orvieto is an absolute must. 

Monte Amiata and its villages (Toscana) – Km 30
The Rocca Aldobrandesca is situated in Piancastagnaio at 772 m a.s.l.: from the fortress it is possible to move on to the Abbey of San Salvatore and the summit of Monte Amiata (1738 m a.s.l.). 

Radicofani (Toscana) – Km 32
The famous Ghino di Tacco castle is perched at an altitude of some 900 metres, offering 360° views right across the Val d’Orcia, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Bolsena and its lake (Lazio) – Km 33
The lake (of volcanic origin, formed 320 thousand years ago and with a circumference of 114 km) is the largest in the Lazio region and the fifth largest in Italy. On its shores are a host of beaches, with and without sunbeds and sunshades for hire, as well as superb fish restaurants. On the eastern shore is the charming tourist resort of Bolsena.

Bagni San Filippo (Toscana) – Km 37
This little town, with its warm sulphurous waters, can be found on the way back up the slopes of Monte Amiata from the Via Cassia.

The tufa area: Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana (Toscana) – Km 43
In the Maremma area of Grosseto, south-east of the city of Grosseto itself, a wild, lunar landscape spreads forth, comprising the towns of Pitigliano, known as “little Jerusalem”, and Sorano, the Matera of Tuscany. The former capital town of the county that took in a huge expanse of land around it, the little village of Sovana boasts especially fine landscape and architecture.  

Capodimonte (Lazio) – Km 46
Built around Palazzo Farnese, on the Capodimonte headland, this Renaissance village lies on the shores of Bolsena Lake.

Montefiascone (Lazio) – Km 48
The large Baroque dome of the Cathedral of Santa Margherita and the Rocca dei Papi fortress look down over the whole of the town, with splendid views of Bolsena Lake.

Bagno Vignoni (Toscana) – Km 48
Distinctive little village with a basin among the central group of houses to collect the spring waters from the subsoil.

Civita di Bagnoregio (Lazio) – Km 49
Reachable only by crossing a pedestrian bridge with views of the Valle dei Calanchi out on the horizon.

Castiglione del Lago and Trasimeno lake (Umbria) – Km 50
In the province of Perugia, bordering on the provinces of Arezzo and Siena, is this village, listed among the most beautiful in Italy, which looks onto the largest lake south of the Apennines.

San Quirico d’Orcia (Toscana) – Km 52
Divides the Valle dell’Asso from the Val d’Orcia, with some fabulous scenery in the surroundings.

Pienza (Toscana) – Km 52
The Renaissance architecture commissioned by Pope Pius II has made Pienza a veritable jewel nestling amid the hills. Its historic centre was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996.

Montepulciano (Toscana) – Km 57
In south-eastern Tuscany, this gem of Roman origin looks out over lands that have been planted with vines for thousands of years.

Viterbo (Lazio) – Km 65
The capital of the Tuscia area, with an old town of Mediaeval structure, later extended during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Montalcino (Toscana) – Km 66
Over 3000 hectares of vineyards, this is the land of Sangiovese wine, very much a mecca for wine lovers and figures from the wine trade. Visitors must not fail to admire the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, an outstanding example of a Romanesque monastery.

Cortona (Toscana) – Km 85
South of Arezzo, on the border with Umbria, the art and culture of this town in the Val di Chiana make it especially popular with tourists. 

Assisi (Umbria)- 91 KM
The striking Gothic cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, held within which are the remains of Italy’s patron saint. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sea and the tuscan coast – 93 KM
The Tuscan coastal strip that looks onto the Tyrrhenian Sea, the sunset of Monte Argentario, the relaxing Feniglia beach and the delicious fish of Orbetello: above and beyond all this, however, the intense fragrance of the sea.

The Chianti Classico (Toscana) – Km 99
Some 20 Km south of Siena, the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga marks the beginning of the DOCG Chianti Classico area, where a culture stretching back centuries has scattered vines and olive trees all over a truly moving landscape.

Arezzo (Toscana) – Km 97
Thanks to its strategic geographical position close to the Apennines, Arezzo has always maintained particular importance throughout the centuries. It was first an Etruscan town, then a Roman garrison and later a Free Commune. 

Spoleto (Umbria) – 108 KM
From a Roman settlement to a praesidium of the Longobards, during the Renaissance Spoleto became a cultural centre of considerable importance, which it has deservedly preserved to this day.

Gubbio (Umbria) – 114 KM
Palazzo dei Consoli, a sublime example of Gothic style representative of Gubbio’s historical significance, is a marvel visitors must not miss.

Siena (Toscana) – Km 116
Renowned worldwide for its artistic heritage, the historic centre remains unchanged from mediaeval times, and was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995

Tariffs

BED & BREAKFAST

PRICE PER ROOM

Our romantic inn only has 4 rooms, all different and decorated with the same care. Room 1 (overlooking the valley) and room 2 (overlooking the vineyard, extra bed possible) are the largest, both with Jacuzzi, whereas room 3 (overlooking the internal courtyard) and room 4 (French bed, overlooking the valley) have a shower.

€ 140/170
(for 2 people, depending on room/period)

Double single use

€ 100/130
(for 1 person)

Additional beds/cots

Free: children up to 3 years
€ 20: from 4 to 12 years
€ 50: over 13 years

Your stay will include breakfast, daily cleaning, a welcome glass of our wine, cellar/vineyard visit in case of interest, tea & infusion corner with cantucci and taralli at your disposal. Our rich hand-made breakfast is a selection of organic local products and top quality raw materials. It is served in your room, in the main hall or in our garden during the summer season, in a special basket full of delicacies.

Option without breakfast: reduction of € 20 on the room price.

Dogs are admitted only on request. A cleaning fee of € 10 per day will be charged.

Please note that the wine tour (vineyard and winery) is included: please inform us when interested.

Reductions applied for long stays.

Nearby Restaurants

Price per person (indicative)

*La Parolina (Michelin-rated) – Trevinano (1 km)
(Tel: +39 0763 717130)

€ 100/150

*Hosteria di Villalba – Allerona (4 km)
(Tel: +39 392 1584805)

€ 20/30

*Da Daniela – San Casciano dei Bagni (9 km)
(Tel: +39 0578 58234)

€ 35/50

Reservation advised.

Fonteverde Spa

Price per person*

Outdoor Thermal Pool admission

€ 23/32

DaySpa Packages

€ 52/198

*10% discount for our guests.
Admission to the thermal pool includes bathrobes, whereas DaySpa packages also include towels and slippers.

Visits and tastings (on reservation only)

Price per person

Vineyard/cellar visits, including one glass of wine
(free for the guests of our B&B)

€ 20*
(*cost deducted from any purchase of our bottles)

Tasting of 3 wines (Bianco, Amai, Rosso) paired with top-quality products from the Trivium

€ 45

Tasting of 4 wines (e.g. Bianco, Moscato, Amai, Rosso)

€ 30

We have several agreements with excellent restaurants or local farms that provide the possibility of bringing our wines, buying them from us at cellar price.

This is a family-run facility, with just 4 rooms, so we have a number of specific rules.

For short stays (less than 4 nights): a credit card number or the payment of the first night or 30% (in peak periods) by wire transfer is required in order to guarantee your stay.

For non-peak periods: for notifications or changes up to 7 days before arrival, total refund. For notifications received after this period or no-shows, the first night shall be charged.

For peak periods (from Dec 21 to Jan 6, Easter period, long holiday weekends, August and other special periods indicated in all cases when booking): a 30% advance payment by wire transfer is required, refundable only for notifications or changes up to 15 days before arrival. For notifications received after this period or no-shows, the entire stay shall be charged.

For longer stays (4 nights or more): a 30% advance payment by wire transfer is required, refundable only for notifications or changes up to 7 days (15 days in peak periods) before arrival. For notifications received after this period, the advance payment shall not be refunded. For last-minute notifications or no-shows, the entire stay shall be charged.

For bookings of 3 to 4 rooms together: a 30% advance payment by wire transfer is required, refundable only for notifications or changes up to 7 days (15 days in peak periods) before arrival. For notifications received after this period, the advance payment shall not be refunded. For last-minute notifications or no-shows, the entire stay shall be charged