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Stay at Casa Quintino in the heart of Tuscany

A beautiful rustic farmhouse offering three comfortable double rooms.

can be rented as a self catering villa from June to August



Fall in love with Casa Quintino

We are exactly in the center of the Renaissance cultural triangle - one hour equidistant from Pisa, Florence and Siena. To the east, we are a one hour drive to the long sandy beaches of the Etruscan coast, the gateway to the islands of Elba and Giglio. Volterra and San Gimignano, the most admired hill top town in Italy are only 25 minutes away. Our nearest village is Gambassi Terme, in the Parco Benessere (Wellbeing Park), and is called the Commune of the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim route to the Holy Land.

Our home, Casa Quintino is a lovingly restored old farmhouse originally built over 300 years ago on the site of a hermitage. It is not a 'Tourist Villa' but a simple unpretenious Refugio, appealling
most to nature lovers who are seeking a break from urban life, with the deep tranquility of unspoiled countryside. It is a haven of peace, with no made made sounds or sights.


Walking in Tuscany

The Via Francigena is the pilgrim route of Italy.

Walking the Via Francigena, the Camino of Italy

'Walking Tuscany' offered in May takes you along the very best part of the Via Francigena, with minimal penance and maximum immersion in pristine countryside avoiding all built up areas and traffic, walking 2 - 4 hours per day. We provide a reliable back-up in case of emergency, as well as detailed knowledge of the routes to ensure everyone, including non-walkers can enjoy Tuscany to the full - hands free and carefree.


Contemplating Tuscany

Enrich your spirituality along the pilgrim route of Italy.

Walking Meditation, Yoga & Pilgrimage -

With the guidance of experienced practitioners we offer Yoga from our magical patio deep in the heart of Tuscany; we arrange 'Walking Meditation' to places of spirituality for modern day pilgrims. Contemplate in in the cloisters of an ancient monastery, in a Gothic Abbey, in quaint Romanesque churches along the way. Meditate a hermit's cave deep in the forest and at a Buddhist Centre affiliated to the lineage of the Dalai Lama. Ruminate within the ruins of a Roman Amphitheatre. Cogitate far back in history to 2,000 BC in an Etruscan tomb.


Appreciating Italian Culture

Art, Music and Medieval madness.

10 days of Italian Culture


We are situated in the very centre of the 'Cultural Triangle' of the Rennaisance between Pisa, Florence and Siena, surrounded by little hill top towns each with their own particular festival. Depending on the time of your visit, we can arrange a programme of delights: Opera in the Piazza in San Gimignano, Jazz in Volterra, the Lucca Music Festical; the annual Andrea Boccelli Concert; the medieval festival in Volterra; the famous Palio in Siena; the Pisan historic battle of the bridge; the anarcistic medieval football match in Florence. Book ten days with us and we will fill the days with a culture experience you will never forget.

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