Agriturismo Villa Vignamaggio near Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, is quite a famous place whose main claim to fame is as the supposed birthplace of Leonardo De Vinci’s most famous subject; Mona Lisa. It’s impossible to prove this of course but true or not it certainly feels like a place deeply in touch with Tuscan history. So much so in fact that it was actually used as a set for Kenneth Branagh’s 1993 movie version of the Shakespearen play Much Ado Read more [...]
In the town of Manoppello, Abruzzo, Italy, about a half an hour outside Pescara, this very popular B&B farmstay & vineyard is on a working farm that produces its own wine, olive oil, jam and cheese, all of which guests are of course free to sample, to buy to take home, and receive a few tips on their production.
They have a range of rooms and suites, and one self catering apartment with kitchenette, all of which are clean and comfortable and come with private bathroom, flat screen TV and WiFi as standard.
And as well as a very good free Italian breakfast in the morning for an extra fee you can arrange evening meals too, all of which are quality and are made with the finest local ingredients.
There is a shared lounge and a nice garden at the property too, and a range of services are provided by the farm owners; from packed lunches to child minding and free bike hire.
Abruzzo has much to offer the visitor, with Pescara and the Adriatic coast just a half an hour from the Agriturismo, plus there are two beautifully wild national parks even closer; Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga and Parco Nazionale della Majella.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Wonderful experience. A beautiful place to stay in a beautiful setting. Perfect for a relaxing getting away. Wonderful breakfast selection and friendly staff…”
“Very nice place, friendly hosts, great location the countryside, with great views towards the Abruzzo mountains…”
Address: Via Colle Centurione, 129