The name “Podere Lamberto” can be found on old maps of the region. It has always been bordered by a sort of natural boundary: the north boundary is formed by the old gravel road between Chianciano and Montepulciano, the eastern and the western boundaries are two streams that come together in the south, before flowing into the Astrone dam.
In the subsistence economy of agriculture this was, for centuries, an area from which a large farming family could earn a respectable, autonomous income, but at the cost of considerable effort and continuous struggle against adverse conditions that include the hilly/mountainous terrain and the harsh winter conditions (in our region an altitude of 600 m is the limit for olive trees and grape vines).


Montepulciano really is the jewel of our area and sits on a hill just 7 kilometres away from the farm. It is reported that Montepulciano was founded as
long ago as the 3rd century BC. Steeped in history, its beautiful clock-tower overlooks the main piazza and the gorgeous Palazzo Communale built in
the 14th century, is a must see for any visitors to our farm…


Without a doubt, the biggest attraction in Chianciano is the baths with its healing waters and mud. The town’s backbone is its spas and therapeutic resorts where numerous different treatments are available using the region’s fertile mud in many of them…


The Vald’Orcia valley stretches between Siena and Monte Amiata. The entire valley is a protected World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is truly breath- taking to take in first hand. There is no shortage of hilltop towns to visit, each with their own histories and spectacular views…


The Valdichiana valley is a stretch of land in the South East of Tuscany which once used to be a plain of water, but was reclaimed by Pietro Leopoldo in the 18th century. For this reason, you still see many canals criss-crossing the area…


While our farm is located quite close to the South Eastern border of Tuscany, it is a lovely spot from which to explore the rest of Tuscany. The beautiful sea-side towns of Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Baratti beach adjacent to Piombino, Uccellina Park and Argentario is just over 2 hours away by car. The world famous towns of Siena and Firenze are also close by – Siena is reachable by car in about an hour and a half and Firenze, a little longer, 2 hours. Arezzo’s antique market is well worth the trip (only an hour) and takes place on the first weekend of every month.
Those who love Tuscany will know that it holds many beautiful hilltop towns, is rich in arts and culture, has a multitude of spa and wellness facilities, has world famous food and wine and is so picturesque that many movies have been filmed here. Many of these places are within stone’s throw of our farm, so there is a multitude more places to explore from your comfortable suite or apartment here on our farm.