House with panoramic terrace, private garden and swimming pool
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The family who own of the property has been making wine since the late eighteenth century and has adopted the mission of developing, producing and distributing the finest Italian wines throughout the world and has created many award winning Tuscan crus. La Fuga is set in the middle of our vineyards, which produce Brunello, one of our crus.
Owner/Manager purchased this Farmhouse in 1971
Why Owner/Manager chose Camigliano
Ambrogio e Giovanni Tenute', one of Tuscany's most renowned wine producers, acquired La Fuga Estate in 2002 to complete their portfolio which includes properties in the best wine producing areas of Tuscany. The lovely home has a wonderful terrace with a breathtaking view of the vineyards and the Montalcino Countryside. It is located just above the wine cellar where the La Fuga award winning Brunello ages for at least 2 years in oak barrels. The Folonari family has decided to open the house to visitors willing to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and appreciate one of Italy's grand crus, Brunello di Montalcino.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The views from La Fuga are truly breath-taking - the estate extends over 25 acres of rolling hills and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see, with the grandiose Monte Amiata in the background. This charming dwelling allows for a real Escape, its name being 'La Fuga', a heavenly retreat for wine aficionados. It is tucked away in the heart of Italy's most famous wine-producing area: Montalcino, home to the classic full-bodied Brunello di Montalcino. Guests at La Fuga will be able to enjoy personal tours of the wine-cellar beneath the property while tasting a glass of wine. You may arrange with our estate manager who will be happy to guide you. Book well in advance for your arrival dinner, your cooking lesson or in-villa chef to make your holiday a real experience. A free visit to our cellars in Nozzole near Greve in Chianti is also offered to our guests. La Fuga is unique and true to its name in that here one can really feel at home, yet disconnected from everything, experiencing what a true holiday could be. “The Escape, the most beautiful stay in the world!” A quote from one of our travel agents. The wine estate manager, who is also the house manager, lives in a totally independent part of the property. You will only see him if you need him for suggestions and advice about the area, or for any particular need regarding your stay at La Fuga. He will be happy to help you and show you our cellar. We are in open country and deers, wild boars, lizards and insects live here. Although it is not so easy to encounter them please pay attention and dress accordingly especially during certain times of the year.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This villa was a great location and provided a relaxing atmosphere for our family of 5. Our grandson enjoyed the pool and had lots of room to play.
Davide was a good host.
We stayed 4 nights at La Fuga in March. The house and countryside are so beautiful and peaceful that they even got an over-programmed American family of 5 to slow down and breathe and enjoy.
Communication and arrangements for our stay were handled expertly, Davide welcomed us warmly, and the Folonari family had everything set up for our comfort. Special thanks to Angela at the office for helping us with an extra request about sleeping arrangements.
From Camigliano, we visited nearby towns and enjoyed excellent wine and food. Our children especially enjoyed downtime at the house where they could explore the roads and fields and make up games. The adults loved the quiet evenings, the ability to see the stars at night, and time to connect at meals around the kitchen table.
We had to leave early to drive to Rome for our flight home, and Davide was kind to arrive and take care of the last details on our departure. We would recommend a stay here to anyone. We will remember our time at La Fuga fondly, and we hope we can return soon!
Joe's family have been most kind hosts and we thank them for their kindness and for writing such good comments. We are so happy to hear that our work is so appreciated, that is greatly rewarding! We also sincerely hope to welcome them again !
Pece and Quiet in the beautiful Tuscan countryside
Lovely property well maintained by Davide, would be good to have a kettle in the kitchen.
Great location a short easy drive from Montalcino. Directions to the villa would help arrival process but saying that Davide drove straight out and found us when we called.
Would definitely recommend.
Taste of Tuscany
Nice property, with great views, and quite a bit of access to good sight seeing. The caretaker Davide was very prompt and responsive to every issue we had. Our agent also put us in touch with Francesco who taught and cooked delicious meals for us. Overall a very restful and enjoyable stay.
All members of the family have been great guests! They respected the house and enjoyed their stay. They loved our wine for which they had a great chance to experience with our chef cooking. We hope to have them back.
Everyone dreams to escape, La Fuga is the reality.
If you have an idea, a dream to escape modern life for a while, if you are looking for the ideal place for this to be realised, then search no further. La Fuga, and excuse the pun, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. An escape. You do not need to be a wine connoisseur to stay here. You can learn if you want or you can just relax and gaze at the valley of vines that spread out before as you lay by the pool or relax in the evening on the terrace. The house has everything you need, is very comfortable, clean and maintained to a very high standard. The wifi worked through the house and by the pool, but after day 2 this was not used as we reverted and became human again by just reading books and allowing the valley and timeless day to take us back to a time when you relaxed on holiday. Head to the nearest town of Montalcino and stock up with everything you need, or venture out and visit local villages and vineyards for lunch. There is no hard sell on wine, its there if you want it. Head to Grosseto about an hour away for a larger supermarket, a lovely drive through the Val d' Orcia, top it off with a swim in the sea. There is so much to do here using La Fuga as your base to tour or just relax. We opted for the latter. You need a car which helps you get into Montalcino for some restaurants or just a change for an evening head into the small village nearby of Camigliano and dine with Massimo and Antonella at the Trattoria el Galletto. Its a small Trattoria with an outside area overlooking the valley, so make sure you call and book, it might be remote but their food is popular. La Fuga is a working vineyard, and the estate manager Davide is on site to help, they have to tend the vines so there is the distant hum of a tractor, but watching the locals working on the vines by hand across the valley in way that hasn't changed for years, makes you realise you have stepped back from the rat race. One last thing, is that beneath the terrace and house is the result of the tended vines, large wooden barrels of Brunello wine, quietly sleeping and maturing for five years, a process that the Folonari Family have nurtured for generations. A commitment that they have extended in developing La Fuga, by ensuring that your stay and communication with you before and after is personal. Nothing is too much trouble. Enjoy La Fuga.
Amazing stay in the middle of the wineyards!
We love Italian wine and food, and the stay at La Fuga made us happy on all counts. Waking up in the middle of the wineyards was priceless. This is a working wineyard so you do hear the humming of tractors early in the morning, but it is part of the experience. The house is beautiful, didn't need AC despite outside temperature above 30C, and the terrace has amazing views. Many great meals took place there, we cooked beautiful food from the market in Montalcino, a city spared of the curse of mass tourism ( unlike San Giminano, more crowded than London's Oxford Street). Camigliano next door is a gem of a village, and we were lucky to be invited to a party there - people are friendly and the little Osteria has good food and a hearty welcome.
We loved our stay, could not recommend more!
Our guests left our house in excellent condition and they have been great hosts, very respectfull ! We hope to have them back and we highly recommend them!
La Fuga is a great starting point to discover the nearby towns of Montalcino and Pienza, as well as Siena. Everywhere in this part of Tuscany visitors are amazed by the peaceful atmosphere and the stunning sceneries of fields and vineyards that look like private gardens; no wonder people are sad when they leave!
The area offers many opportunities for beautiful excursions in many spots where nature is still unspoilt. You can admire the rocky red soil erosions, the so-called "Calanchi", the unique landscapes of the Val d'Orcia and the typical vegetation of the "macchia" where wild boars, foxes, porcupines and deer roam freely. At dusk, you will be mesmerised by the singing birds and the beauty of fireflies flying on the crops.
It is highly recommended to have your own car since we are in the countryside and there is no public transport in the immediate vicinities of the house.
Remember that we are in the open country and wild animals, insects and crawlers are living here. Although it is not so easy to encounter them please dress accordingly and don't walk bear feet.
The next town is Montalcino: a medieval town, almost fairy-tale, with narrow and steep streets, surrounded by fortified walls and dominated by an ancient castle of authentic architectural perfection. The town, almost intact since the16th century, is immersed in the splendid landscape of the Natural Park of Val d'Orcia and is renowned throughout the world for its extraordinary production of Brunello di Montalcino. On of the landmarks of Montalcino is the tall and slender clock tower that graces the Palazzo dei Priori, the city's town hall, while below lays the main square known as Piazza del Popolo with its characteristic Gothic loggia. Also worth visiting are the Palazzo Vescovile and the churches of Sant' Agostino, Sant' Egidio and San Francesco.
The territory, characterized by a dense forest and interspersed with traditional cultivations of vines and olives, is part of the scenarios of Val d'Orcia recognised in 2004, a world heritage site.
At 9 km from the Centre of Montalcino, in direction of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, rises the solitary Abbazia di S. Antimo, whose monumental Temple (12th century) presents itself as one of the highest examples of French Romanesque in Italy.
In addition to high-quality wine production, where Brunello indisputably rules, this area of Tuscany has qualified productions of honey, extra virgin olive oil, typical salami and cheeses that can be savoured at restaurants and wine bars throughout the area.
The "Spring Festival" in May, the "Honey Week" at the beginning of September and the "Sagra del Tordo", which takes place on the last Sunday in October, allow guests to experience the local culture through the evocation of ancient traditions.
Regional cuisine week from April, the Spring festival in Montalcin in May,, The week of Honey at the beginning of September and the Festival of the Thrush on the last sunday of October offer the chance of discovering local culture through the evocation of ancient traditions.