Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Villa Tenuto Santo Pietro
If you are planning a trip to Tuscany in the near future make note of this family owned B&B. It is a beautifully renovated 13th century monastery tucked between the villages of Pienza and Montepulciano. The pool overlooks a working farm including an olive grove and a hillside vineyard where all the olive oil and wine for the restaurant are produced. The owner, Giuseppe, speaks English, is a valuable resource of information and exudes a love of the area and lifestyle. I'll just let the pictures tell the story..... There are plenty of trails to explore the Tuscan landscape...... There are plenty of places to just relax, read a book, or share other travel stories..... We took our cooking class in the outdoor kitchen where we learned to make Pici -a long thick pasta, and traditional Tiramisu...... and don't forget the local pecorino cheese with pears, walnuts and parma ham....Bellissimo!