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FATTORIA DI STATIANO
Micciano – Pomarance – PI
Maremma

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3 NIGHTS STAY
with cooking school

From Thursday to Sunday
April, May, June, September

Holydays and long weekends upon request

Included:

  • 3 nights stay in double room
  • Breakfast
  • 1 dinner per person with
    appetizer, first course, second course with side, dessert, ½ l water and ¼ l wine
  • 1 cooking lesson per person

€ 430 per couple

4 NIGHTS STAY
with cooking school

From Sunday to Thursday
April, May, June, September

Holydays and long weekends upon request

Included:

  • 4 nights stay in double room
  • Breakfast
  • 2 dinners per person with
    appetizer, first course, second course with side, dessert, ½ l water and ¼ l wine
  • 2 cooking lessons per person

€ 660 per couple

  • Free cot 0/3 years
  • 3rd bed from 4 to 12 years €60 per 3 nights stay, €80 per 4 nights stay
  • Free Wi Fi
  • Sale of typical products
  • Shared fridge available to guests and water dispenser

Location: in the Val di Cecina in the evocative Tuscan landscape of the Maremma.

Surrounded by gentle hills covered in woodland, vineyards and ancient villages.

The farmhouse of Statiano feels like it’s in another world but in fact it’s in a very strategic position.

Optimal position to reach in 30 minutes the coast and the most beautiful art cities of Tuscany: Siena, Pisa, Volterra, Lucca.

Our history: Fattoria di Statiano is a small family run business.

In the 1950’s Ettore Castaldi bought the Statiano farm with its 70 hectares of fields, woods and its ancient house dating from 1750.

In 2001 Tina and Paolo restored the old house creating a farmhouse agritourism: Fattoria di Statiano. They were fulfilling their dream of living in the heart of the Tuscan countryside where Tina always had her roots and Paolo too for thirty years.

Tina underwent a great change in her life moving from a city on the coast to the middle of the countryside.

She loves preparing the breakfasts, growing herbs and roses and tending the garden. She enjoys telling you all the things there are to do around the area and generally spending time with her guests which she finds very interesting.

Paolo has been working in biological agriculture for 30 years and is part of “Biomaremma”. For him biological farming is a challenge when you apply it so meticulously but it’s a part of his search for harmony.

Relax: Outdoor swimming pool for the warmer months, large common room, walks in the woods to relax and recharge, possibility of picnics in the vineyard with wines produced by the farm.

Rooms: The farmhouse has 5 spacious and bright rooms, furnished in typical Tuscan style, all with private bathrooms, TV, courtesy set, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

On arrival our guests will find a welcome basket of fresh fruit and a bottle of our own Statiano wine waiting for them.

To give an extra touch, book The Statiano Larder: a basket of local productscomposed of 1 kilo of pasta from the Pisa Co operative, 3 kilos of organic vegetables, 1 kilo of local honey and 500 grams of chickpeas for €15

EAT AT STATIANO…
FOOD AS A PHILOSOPHY

THE CUISINE AT STATIANO IS VERY SIMPLE: LOCAL, SEASONAL AND TUSCAN.
AND IT’S EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR GUESTS…

EAT AT STATIANO…
FOOD AS A PHILOSOPHY

THE CUISINE AT STATIANO IS VERY SIMPLE: LOCAL, SEASONAL AND TUSCAN.
AND IT’S EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR GUESTS…

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LOCAL

The extra virgin olive oil and seasonal vegetables come from our farm.
The wine comes from the grapes of our vineyard and is made and bottled locally.

Also the meat, the cheese and the salamis are the fruit of the hard work of our neighbours, many of whom are extraordinary artisans.

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SEASONAL

Our cuisine is made from seasonal produce. Our menus follow the cycle of the seasons.

For example in September you will find a fantastic sweet ”schiaccia ubriaca” (drunken schiaccia) which is made at the time of the grape harvest and is fragrant and delicious. It’s a real autumn gift that we wait expectantly for all year.

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TUSCAN

The farm of Statiano is in the heart of Tuscan agriculture. Tuscan cuisine is ancient and varied, characterised by soups and very tasty simple dishes.

At the farm we serve traditional dishes, recipes handed down by Grandmothers or old fashioned recipes rediscovered and given a new twist.

Surroundings

Volterra

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It deserves our attention, deserves to be looked upwards and our time spent exploring the surroundings, discovering history, savoring the cuisine and marveling at the traditions. Perched on a hill less than an hour from the sea, and a little more from Pisa, Florence and Siena … small but so large as to enclose history in a magnificent corner of Tuscany.

To visit the Duomo with its essential and balanced Romanesque façade, the shimmering interior, the bell tower and the Chapel of the Sorrowful.

In front of the Cathedral, crossing the square, we find the Baptistery with its typical white and green marble façade and the beautiful Romanesque portal. From some details you can recognize the millennial history of the city … the holy water stone fountain right next to the entrance is actually an Etruscan tombstone!

One of the most fascinating private houses in Italy is Palazzo Viti, built starting in the sixteenth century with an annexed theater! It has 12 rooms that can be visited, filled with valuable furniture, paintings, alabaster decorations, statues, various furnishings and pieces of European art from the 15th to the 20th century.

The long past of Volterra in Roman times is well represented by the Roman Theater dating back to the first century BC, built near the hill and reachable in a few minutes walk from the center. While admiring the grass-covered steps it is easy to imagine the theater as it once was and to have the temptation to join the laughter of the spectators of two thousand years ago, rushed into thousands to see the latest comedy arrived from Rome.

Palazzo dei Priori … resembles Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and houses the town hall, but the interior is open to visitors and is full of magnificent frescoes; built in 1239 entirely in stone, it dominates the Piazza dei Priori with its façade decorated with noble coats of arms and battlements.

Lucca

The heart of the city and one of its symbols is Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Derived from an impressive amphitheater built by the Romans (whose remains of the passage can still be seen passing through Via dell’Anfiteatro), which has imposed its closed elliptical shape, the square has always been a meeting place and reference point for Lucca’s civic and political life, so much so that in the Middle Ages it was renamed Parlascio, from the verb “parlare” (to speak).

The Walls of Luccaare among the first images that come to mind when we think of this beautiful city. We speak of an artistic masterpiece with few comparisons … they develop for four and a half kilometers, with eleven bastions, three doors and the spectacular urban park, where you can admire the beauty of ancient trees.

The Botanical Garden, a precious and beautiful garden of two hectares, commissioned in 1820 by the Duchess Maria Luisa di Borbone. A long and prestigious history has made the Botanical Garden of Lucca a rich nursery with hundreds of species inside.

Important place to visit in Lucca is the Church of San Michele, located in the homonym square. The church, with its imposing and majestic façade, was commissioned by Pope Alexander II at the beginning of the year 1000 and, given that its construction took very long, today it is a splendid overlap of styles, from Gothic to Romanesque.
Legend has it that the statue of the Archangel Michael has a ring with a giant diamond, whose glint can only be seen in some parts of the square. Allow yourself 5 minutes to find out if it’s true and look for them all!

If you want to find out how the Lucchese merchants lived Palazzo Mansi and its gallery are a recommended visit to admire the luxury, art and history contained in this building, strolling through original 17th century furnishings and works by Reni and Tintoretto.

Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa: emblem of the city for its characteristic tilt, it has been proposed as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, it is the most famous monument of Piazza del Duomo … it leans because the land sagged in the early stages of construction and has remained so.
Do not be afraid and do not be surprised: the vertical axis passing through its center of gravity falls into the base of support, so the tower will never fall.

Among the buildings that form the monumental complex of Piazza del Duomo, also called Piazza dei Miracoli, the Baptistery whose construction is the work of architect Diotisalvi … probably the lack of money is the reason why it consists of different materials (red tiles and lead plates); the same reason is attributed to the absence of frescoes on the ceiling that were envisaged in the original project.
In any case, the Baptistery of Pisa is the largest baptistery in Italy.

Pisa is also known for its spectacular lungarni: the streets that line the river Arno on both banks … they are important meeting points for young Pisans and interesting points of reference for tourists. They house important buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and transformed over the centuries. Although palaces, bridges, towers and churches today have a renaissance appearance the medieval imprint will jump to the eye of a careful observer. The Medicean is best known for housing the major historical buildings of the city such as the Palazzo dei Medici, Palazzo Toscanelli and the Church of San Matteo in Soarta.

If you walk through the historic center of Pisa you will pass by Borgo Stretto, the most characteristic street of the center with the arcades, the shops, the coffee tables. Along the way you will encounter buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries which are the nucleus of ancient Pisa, where noble families competed to build the most beautiful, tallest or most colorful building.

From via delle Colonne you can reach Piazza delle Vettovaglie, a centuries-old food market, after the porticoes of Borgo Stretto you arrive in Piazza del Pozzetto (Borgo Largo) but first stop to see the wooden tabernacle with a copy of the Madonna dei vetturini by Nino Pisano inside.

Siena

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Siena is a journey back in time, in which you are projected in the Middle Age, in a city rich in art, history and culture. But this is not what makes Siena one of the most beautiful Italian cities, it’s the atmosphere you breathe that makes it unique.

Strolling in the cobblestones paved alleys towards the center you will find the famous Nannini pastry shop, where it’s mandatory to stop and taste the “panforte” and the “cavallucci” rustic cookies, then go to Piazza del Campo to admire its majesty.

When you feel “aristocratic” you can drink an aperitif at the Torre del Mangia, a historic bar and restaurant; if you feel more “easy” you can blend in with the groups of university students that spend their breaks sitting on the pavement.

At a two minute walk is “La Grotta del Gallo Nero”, frequented by locals. On Friday evenings there is a dinner with the jester and, to enter the atmosphere, you can venture with the medieval menu.

You must visit the Duomo, one of the most significant, in Romanesque-Gothic style, with the baptistery and the crypt. If it’s mass time do not be intimidated by the security at the entrance, lie shamelessly and enter, but speak softly and do not use the flash because respect is a must for those who believe and also for the magnificence of this cathedral. Although less known it is worth visiting Santa Maria della Scala, right in front of the Duomo, where on the first floor there are renowned works of art and below are impeccably groomed chapels and sacristies and two incredible oratories where the fervor of the faithful is still felt.

A holiday in Tuscany would not be complete without a visit to the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in Asciano.

The Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey is very large and we find the refectory, cloisters, library and pharmacy. Even today they have a very efficient workshop for the restoration of old books and they produce ointments, cosmetics and liqueurs that can be bought in their shop.
In the historic brick cellar with vaulted ceiling, friendly staff will welcome you to make you taste and buy typical white and red wines and oil of their own production. Visit the website

PRICE LIST

3 NIGHTS STAY
with cooking school

From Thursday to Sunday
April, May, June, September

Holydays and long weekends upon request

Included:

  • 3 nights stay in double room
  • Breakfast
  • 1 dinner per person with
    appetizer, first course, second course with side, dessert, ½ l water and ¼ l wine
  • 1 cooking lesson per person

€ 430 per couple

4 NIGHTS STAY
with cooking school

From Sunday to Thursday
April, May, June, September

Holydays and long weekends upon request

Included:

  • 4 nights stay in double room
  • Breakfast
  • 2 dinners per person with
    appetizer, first course, second course with side, dessert, ½ l water and ¼ l wine
  • 2 cooking lessons per person

€ 660 per couple

  • Free cot 0/3 years
  • 3rd bed from 4 to 12 years €60 per 3 nights stay, €80 per 4 nights stay
  • Free Wi Fi
  • Sale of typical products
  • Shared fridge available to guests and water dispenser

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