Our small restaurant offers you the chance to taste simple natural dishes, prepared with seasonal products from our vegetable garden and animals.
All our recipes are based on traditional local cuisine, exclusively using ingredients from our farm or from carefully chosen farms nearby. And we are sorry if you can not find "ribollita" on our menu in August or strawberry cake in January! However, you will have the chance to taste forgotten flavours.
We are a family-run business and all the dishes are prepared especially for you by Antonella and Riccardo. For this very reason, we ask that you book at least one day in advance.
We also arrange cooking classes for you to learn how to prepare local dishes, and to find out about seasonal vegetables and how to cook them.
A Sunday outdoors, finding out about life on the farm and its animals
11am farm visit: the vegetable garden, the animals, the field.
1pm lunch made from local products including an appetiser, first course, main course, side dish, dessert, coffee and digestif.
3pm children's first time in the saddle.
The activity times are a guide and subject to change depending on weather conditions and time of year. Booking must be made by 1pm on Saturday.
These are Antonella's great passion and over the years she has managed to create a real mini
The majority of them have a name and will die of old age.
If there any leftovers from the kitchen, Marcella the pig and Otto the wild boar will be happy to help out; while all it takes is a fresh leaf to please Elio the goat, who lives in a spacious enclosure with his wife, Ludmilla and their kids, Pasquale and Carla.
While, donkeys Palmira and Margherita, and Tommi the mule are always ready to accompany you on the most challenging treks, either carrying your heavy backpacks or giving the children a ride in their saddle.
And then we have horses, sheep, dogs, cats, and many different species of birds. There isn't enough space to write all their names: come and meet them!
If you want to bring your four-legged friends along, they are more than welcome!
The farmhouse can also serve as a stop-over for journeying horse-back riders.
In addition to the apartments, we also have another room with a separate bathroom, as well as a large common room with a fireplace,
that can be used to have meals and spend time together.
The horses can rest in large paddocks or in box and food for them is always available and of the highest quality.
If you wish to go on a long horse-back riding journey in the area with a lay-over in other similar farmhouses, we can provide you with interesting itineraries and information for interesting day-long rides.
Our family has lived and worked here since 1990.
The products from our vegetable garden are actually the result of years of work and research to rediscover ancient varieties and ones that have almost disappeared,
those most suited to these soils and which can be grown in a completely natural way.
We only have a limited production, but enough to ensure that there are, for most of the year, fresh and natural products on our table and on that of our guests.
We make delicious jams using fruit from our very own trees that can be enjoyed at breakfast, dinner is served with our extra virgin olive oil, and eggs from our chickens are used to make pasta.
And lots more: try our spelt bread, elderberry syrup, homemade yogurt ....
Though the farm “The Poet” is immersed in surrounding woods and olive trees, it is perfectly situated to offer a variety of daily
outings and activities to the vacationing guests. Florence is only only 30 km (18 miles) away and we will provide you with all
the necessary information ranging from the best restaurants to the most interesting cultural events.
Nearby there are also numerous, well-marked nature paths for walks, trekking or mountain biking, away from traffic roads and starting directly from the complex. And going fishing is only a short excursion away, at a small lake in the valley beneath the farm house.