Follonico is a boutique guesthouse that is both serene and sensual, cleverly narrating the simple rural rhythms of Tuscan 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, delicate yet bold, Follonico is a tale of architectural heritage, natural and original, that conjures the unscripted delights of fresh eggs, mouth tingling cheeses and baby lambs – this is Tuscany raw, 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 Slow-Food philosophy hits the foodie agenda - everything is either sourced from their own produce and up to a max. 30km for all fresh organic deliciousness of Tuscany.
Locals supply Follinico with an original taste of the land using techniques used for generations. Simple, honest & delicious - what more could you ask for when 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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