Agriturismo in Tuscany between Pienza and Montalcino
Val d’Orcia farm stays, Tuscany rural retreat
Cretaiole’s incomparable location between Pienza and Montalcino is in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site , the Parco Artistico Naturale Culturale della Val d’Orcia. Many of Italy’s most beautiful hilltowns and cities are within an hour away. Siena, Florence, Pisa, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Volterra, and San Gimignano are easy daytrips from here—even the Eternal City, Rome, is only 2 hours away.
But stay close to home at Cretaiole, in the land of sublime wines (Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), extra virgin olive oil and the delicious Pecorino di Pienza cheese, sensuous hot springs, and monasteries with chanting monks,and you will discover that the real dolce vita is right here on the land with the people who have lived for generations in the Val d’Orcia.
If you are a traveler seeking to experience authentic Tuscany in a generous and friendly place, the world of Cretaiole will live long in your heart and memory. It is more than just an ancient Tuscan farmhouse in which to find refuge at the end of the day after spending pleasureable hours in the haunting land of the Val d’Orcia. It is your chance to live in the culture and to taste the true essence of this timeless land —by staying at Cretaiole you will experience so much more!
Cretaiole is a warm, familiar place where you’ll feel right at home. The Moricciani’s invite you into their lives to share their Tuscan heritage with you; and each one with his own talents—Luciano and Carlo with their passion for the land, the earth and the fruit of their labor (delicious Tuscan olive oil, Sangiovese wine, and vegetables straight from the garden) and Isabella with her effortless assistance in English—will ensure that your time is well-spent pursuing your passions.
During a weekly stay, you will be able to experience cooking classes, olive oil and wine tastings, guided tours and more—activities that have been designed specifically to give you authentic Tuscan “slices of life”. You can choose to do all, some, or none!
Our aim is to provide you with a memorable experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life. We invite you to ...
Come to Cretaiole and Embrace the Spirit of Tuscany!