Follonico is a boutique Tuscan farmhouse that is both serene and sensual, cleverly narrating the simple rural rhythms of a countryside Italian lifestyle. This once forgotten aged farmhouse, now lovingly preserved, is brimming with a curatorial interior collage of salvage, vintage, worn imperfection and a splash of romantic escapism.
Ruggedly handsome thick protective walls, stripped & scrubbed chunky beams, uneven flagstone flooring and weathered portals are cushioned with powdery, barley whites, eggshell blues and shots of bright gelato.
Soft and delicate yet bold and creative, romantic Follonico is a tale of architectural heritage that conjures the unscripted delights of fresh eggs, mouth-tingling cheeses and baby lambs – this boutique B&B heralds Tuscany raw and un-engineered, with a theatrical touch of bohemia.
Idyllic rural setting overlooking sloping vineyards of southern Tuscany just a few kms from the village of Montefollonico, sort of between Siena and Perugia and close to Montepulciano with Pienza and the Val d'Orcia on your doorstep.
With fresh organic foods growing literally on their doorstep, it comes as no wonder that a Slow-Food philosophy hits the foodie agenda here - everything is either sourced from their own produce and up to a max. 30km away, for all the fresh organic deliciousness of Tuscany.
Locals supply Follinico with an original taste of the land using techniques on hand for generations. Simple, honest & delicious - what more could you ask for on a holiday in Tuscany?
Fabio Firli & Suzanne Simons are creative soul mates – they have realized their dream of restoration and have given this corner of Tuscany a delight of imagination.
Avid foodies, animal lovers, dreamers and creative – qualities that have sparked a romance of a house filled with their visions, playfulness and lovely quirky eccentricities.
They have staged a performance of the Toscana we all dream of finding.
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