Peace and quiet and attractive surroundings.
Fattoria Landrucci is an attractive and rustic farmhouse. Located in the gently sloping valley of Val di Chiana at the foot of the ancient Etruscan mountain town of Cortona. The farmhouse is situated among fragrant fruit orchards, vineyards, corn and sunflower fields interspersed with pine trees and cypresses. Two kilometres further on start the green wooded mountains of Umbria, the foothills of the Apennines. From the farmhouse or the surrounding gardens you can enjoy the view on the hills of Umbria.
Landrucci is a gorgeous place to stay, relaxing on a shady terrace or in the garden, sunbathing on the terrace by the pool, or reading a book in the noble Sala. Should you like fishing in a lake, that is also possible with a 2 minutes walk from the house!
You can make beautiful cycling trips in the vast Val di Chiana. To Montepulciano for example, or for the more trained cyclists through the mountains of Umbria. The famous Lake Trasimeno is only 4 kilometers away!
Historic cities such as Florence, Assisi, Perugia and Rome are within cheap and easy reach from Landrucci by train!
There is a railway station 2 km from Landrucci (Terontola Station). You can get there easily if you arrive by plane in Rome, Florence or Pisa. By car you’ll find a motorway exit only 4 km away!
The farmhouse Landrucci was formerly a fattoria, six houses under one roof where peasant families lived and worked on the owner’s land. Industrialisation and poverty has drawn the farm families to the city. After this the Fattoria was lovingly converted into an agruturismo. The land is still being worked. There are corn and sunflower fields and orchards. The few farmers who still work there, including the current manager of Landrucci, now live inTerontola.
The old mansion is divided into six large apartments, furnished in traditional Val di Chiana style, each with two or three large double bedrooms, a big kitchen with refrigerator, a sitting area with telephone and TV. There are 1 or 2 bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet.
From May 30 to July 4 is also possible to rent a double room in an apartment for 6 persons. You than share the (very large) kitchen and bathroom.
The apartments could easily be rented out as 8 or 10 person apartments, but the owner insists on peace and space for the guests. The 2 bedroom apartments are 60 to 65 m2 and 3 bedrooms apartments are 95 to 110 m2!
Peace and space was also kept in mind for communal areas and gardens. A long cow shed that stretched beneath the apartments has been converted into a chic Sala (including untuned piano). In this communal area to feel like nobility. There is a large backyard surrounded by trees with a covered terrace for a campfire or barbeque. On the front is a sun terrace with swimming pool, shower, sun loungers and parasols. Behind it is a green garden with gazebo and other hidden places where you can play ping pong or giocco di bocce.
The more intimate places around the house, the gazebo covered with plants and two covered terraces where you can barbecue or make a campfire are all about 25 square meters. The fitness trail, hidden behind the pine trees is 1500 m2. The pool is 8 by 10 meters. Around it are a sun terrace and two terrace gardens (area 1 hectare). The shady back garden is over 800 m2. Scattered around this garden are tables, chairs and a swing chair overlooking the Tuscan landscape.
There is also a covered area for table tennis, a large laundry room with washing machines, where you also can hang your laundry, and a bike shed. The washing machines are available for free. There are bicycles for hire, children’s bicycles are even free!
It is possible to buy olive oil, wine and other ecological products at the fattoria. During the walking weeks you can order home-made bread. For other supplies you can visit Terontola (about 1.5 km). There are shops, a supermarket, restaurants and banks.
The manager Mario is friendly, hospitable, helpful and very meticulous! In and around the house, everything is well maintained and very clean ... you feel the love and attention given to the place!
If you are still in doubt ... compare the space and facilities with other places! Landrucci is an ideal place to fully enjoy and unwind.
One of our walkers, who had visited Umbria and Tuscany often, said with total conviction:
"Usually the pictures are better than reality, but here it is really the other way!"
Prices on Landrucci include:
Reservations can be made via email. If you include your phone number you will be called back as soon as possible. You can also call: +3170 3646012 (Dutch) or +441425 617480 (English). We will send you a booking form. Once we receive your signed reservation form, we will send a confirmation with additional information about the (advance-) payments and travel.
Ci vediamo a Landrucci (See you at Landrucci).