Villa Ferraia Italy
Villa Ferraia is a residence in an unspoiled setting, offering state-of-the-art amenities and technologies. It is located to the south of the historic city of Siena, on the top of a hill with a 360-degree view of the gently rolling Tuscan landscape. It is protected by thousands of hectares of forest belonging to the natural biogenetic reserve of Tocchi, of which 100 are part of the villa’s estate and 25 are fenced off.
It is not just an exclusive private villa, but a place in which to experience the ancient local traditions, learn the secrets of vegetable gardening, relish the intense fragrances of the numerous old varieties of roses growing in the garden, let yourself be pampered by the Roman baths and the sauna built of natural wood, spend the nights looking at the stars and yet remain connected to the rest of the world by a wireless internet service.
A visit to Villa Ferraia is a unique human and cultural experience. It is a mutual exchange of feelings, ideas and information. A coming together of different ways and worlds that enrich one another. There are many “slogans” that become reality here: you can see for yourself what environmental sustainability means and how it is possible to make use of alternative sources of energy, such as solar panels, photovoltaic cells and biomass heating fueled by wood chips. You can try out a zero food mile diet, i.e. one in which everything is produced on the spot: going to the garden and picking fruit and vegetables straight from the plant, preparing meat, salami and cheeses, gathering herbs. You can learn all about a lifestyle that enjoyed great favor among the upper classes of ancient Rome many centuries ago and has now been forgotten.
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Written by: Laura Raymond
Editor, Destination Cuisine
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