Agriturismo Il Macchione is an idyllic accommodation, located at a stone’s throw from the astonishing Pienza. Pienza is a lovely burg, super tiny but very lively, full of colours, of scents, of people, of adorable corners and above all very romantic.
To have a nice passeggiata hand in hand along via del Bacio (kiss street) and via dell’Amore (no need for translation here) and enjoying a breathtaking panorama towards the Tuscany hills was a true highlight of our tour.
The Agriturismo is surrounded by the hills and the so called calanchi (Italian sort of badlands): green, yellow, gold, these are the colours of the nature here, peaceful and genuine.
The house dates back to the 1700s and it was expertly restored to convey the atmosphere of that past together with a modern taste elegance and all comforts, including perfect working air conditioning and WIFI.
The pool area
The pool area was particularly appreciated after a day of visits, museums, walking up and down hill burgs. We had the chance to enjoy the piscina, Italian for pool, and the stunning panorama. I hate to “prendere il sole”, sunbathe, which in Italian is literally “to take the sun”. I prefer to swim a little bit and then relax soaking in the water. The water was chilly but it was an energy booster 🙂
Agriturismo Il Macchione has four apartments overlooking an internal courtyard (where you can see the family crest).
Our room (Corte) was delightful, with wooden beams ceiling, cotto tiles floor, warm Tuscan furniture, wrought iron bed and a spacious bathroom. The bed was not too comfy but maybe it was just a matter of personal preferences.
The buffet breakfast was copious. We took the food in a pretty room, all in the shades of yellow and orange, with a fireplace in one side and an ancient dark wooden carved sideboard in the other side. Then we sat al fresco in the courtyard to eat. Nine different homemade cakes, bread, cold cuts, cheese, boiled eggs, yoghurt, jams, cereals, croissants, fruit, juices, milk, coffee, tea. I couldn’t have thought of anything else.
Celso, the owner, was the one who welcomed us when we got there and the one who was there also at breakfast. He was nice and helpful. But he does not live in the agriturismo. Nearby though (where he and his family also own an olive mill to produce olive oil). All I’m saying is that maybe it is not the place if you want to live an experience in close contact with an Italian family.
The setting of the Agriturismo Il Macchione was spectacular and also very convenient to visit all the area. I particularly appreciated the garden, the pool area, the quietness and the extreme proximity to the burg. In short, I definitely suggest this agriturismo for your stay near Pienza.
Agriturismo Il Macchione
S.P. 71 Per S. Anna in Camprena – Pienza (Siena)