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Hunter’s walk

This walk is a circular route starting from Residence Santa Maria. You walk along via Alberi and then cross the small bridge and enter via di Casa Masi, leaving the houses behind to immerse yourself in the most luxuriant nature. The walk does not present any particular dangers and is suitable for adults and children […]

What to see..Week end in San Miniato- Saturday or Day 1 of 2

Many people have already visited Tuscany several times, especially attending the most famous circuits such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Pisa and Siena which are a must for a holiday in Tuscany. This time, however, I would like to take you to a lesser-known medieval town that is definitely worth a visit for its rare […]

Treasure hunting in the historical center of San Miniato

  Treasure hunting in the historical center of San Miniato is a different way to discover the beauties of the city and to enrich the personal knowledge. For people born here it is obviously to know the Dome, Seminario’s square..but.. have you ever counted the ceramic decorations set on the facade of the Church? Have […]

Prehistoric Park of Peccioli..being a kid again!

  The prehistoric park of Peccioli is a unique place. It is located in the Municipality of Peccioli, approx. 30 minutes on a panoramic road from our Residence. I visited it when I was in primary school and going back with my 3 year old son was really fun. When he saw the first dinosaur […]

Spezierie di Palazzo Vecchio an evoking experience

I met Mrs Francesca on a mild, sunny morning  of February seeming to be already spring . She open the doors of her laboratory with a big smile that is always of good omen and she started explaining me her work. She told me the story of her father, Doctor Giovanni d Massimo  who decided […]

Discover our activities!

Sometimes words are not enough to explain a place, a mood and of course the beauty of this area. For this reason we would like to show you what you can find here together with Amot group, the association of hoteliers in Montaione, small properties with large heart!

Artisans in typography

Today I had a different experience from the classic activities that can be found. An “old-fashioned” typography workshop with Martina. A young girl, graphic designer who after years of experience “on the computer” has decided to devote herself to printing in movable type by doing an immense job of recovering, cleaning and organizing the material. […]

Mume-Museo della Memoria

The Museum of Memory, renamed Mume is a museum with a modern design born in the premises of the San Miniato library to witness the years of the Second World War, the feeling of Antifascism and Resistance. My grandparents lived in those years and often told me what they had suffered, war, fears, extreme poverty. […]

Dilvo Lotti Painter House Museum

Thanks to “La Pietra d’Angolo” an association that operates in the area I was able to visit Dilvo Lotti’s house in the occasion of the Palio di San Rocco week. The house can only be visited on some occasions so I am very happy to have seen it. Dilvo Lotti is an internationally renowned painter […]

Museum of the civilization of Writing in San Miniato

Often when the word “museum” is said,  children stiffen and think that we are going to take them to a boring place .. Instead the San Miniato handwriting museum was a pleasant discovery and the children appreciated it very much. It is a complete museum that tells how writing and its evolution was born and […]

Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of San Miniato

The Diocesan museum of sacred art is located in the sacristy spaces of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio. Strongly desired by the native painter Dilvo Lotti, the museum preserves numerous furnishings and objects from local churches, splendid ceramic basins decorated with zoomorphic and geometric motifs of North African origin and very […]

SAN VIVALDO..the Jerusalem from Montaione

SAN VIVALDO, also called the Jerusalem of Tuscany.  I went there when I was a child and I didn’t remember too much..and discovering this holy place with the help of the guide is a great experience. Lenght of the visit:  1 hour and half. San Vivaldo is set in the extensive wood of Bosco Lazzeroni, […]

Booking Awards

Today we are particularly proud to show the award received through Booking.com A lot of commitment, a lot to do, a lot done, but the road is the right one! Thanks to our guests!

Truffle Search

Truffle hunting is an exciting experience especially because it is an activity that reunites us with nature .. all of us are always hyper-connected with cell phones and we feel lost if we cannot send messages or write on social networks .. here .. forget it for at least 2 hours .. truffle hunting means […]

Carbonai Alleys in San Miniato

There is a place that seems to be suspended in time..it is the Vicolo Carbonaio, a path that is located behind the historic center of San Miniato, the paths that rise along the ancient fortifications of the city and that were used for charcoal burners and by farmers to reach the center from the countryside. […]

Guided tour of San Miniato

We opened in 2000 and Rolf and Johanna, a German couple, he professor and university principal, she retired, were our guests every year. They are now part of the family, they have participated in our weddings, children’s birthdays and this year to offer them a different experience I have offered them a guided tour of […]

Wine tasting at Cantina Agrisole

Today I visited the Agrisole winery located in La Serra, Municipality of San Miniato. As soon as I arrived I was greeted with a big smile by Nicoletta and the festive dog of the house. Nicoletta accompanied us to see the vineyards, telling us the importance of the soil, exposure to the sun and the […]


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