||The Agriturismo Bramasole
& Ginestra (since 1996) is an organic family farm with "3
Spighe" (or Ears) quality farmhouse recognition - the highest
recognition of the Region Tuscany for holiday farmhouses that offer
accommodation facilities. The farm is located on the hills of Montopoli
Val d’Arno, a medieval village in the province of Pisa. Equally
distant from the most famous cities of the coast and the inland of
The Agritourism offers wide 3 holiday apartments of 110sq.mt. each,
carefully furnished, with a large garden and in a friendly
family atmosphere. The farmhouse dates back to the eighteenth century:
the farm estate Podere La Ginestra dates back to 1760, while the name
Bramasole was only added in the late 1800, further to the merge with
another close farm and the consequent enlargement of the house.
The farmhouse, with its agricultural out-buildings and the ancient and
still well kept and working wood-oven (late ‘700), is surrounded
by olive trees, cypresses, acacia trees and mulberry trees,
which maintain a fresh and aired environment even during the hot summer
months.The farm extends for about 10 hectares and consists of two
organic olive-yards, a wood and a plain down the valley. I am a 42 y.o.
teacher in art-history in a high school of the area. We have a special
knowledge of tuscan art, folklore and history. For our guests, we
frequently organize guided visits to the most unusual and fascinating
corners of our region. Please take a look at Damiano's website:
www.slowtuscany.it (also in English).
A further witness of the ancient origin of the farm is given by the
Burraia, an Etruscan tomb (other tombs can be found there around)
completely excavated in a tufaceous soil, covered with bricks in 1819
and presently still used as a natural refrigerator. All around the
farmhouse, the wide park
of about 6,000 sq.mt., is available to the guests and it also offers a
park with outdoor games for children. We have one little dog (Susy),
five cats (Gina, Gigi, Rossino, Furilli, Stellina), two donkeys
(Beppino and Camilla), two sheeps, two goats and some other poultry,
all of them definitively jolly, affectionate and friendly.
A panoramic a swimming pool (11 x 5,5 x max. 1.40 mt.) is
available in the park, in a panoramic position, well fenced off and
surrounded by olive trees and cypresses, about 50 mt far from the
apartment. Also depending on weather conditions, the pool is available
from aprox. late May till the beginning of October.