A medieval way station, offering shelter and solace to pilgrims traveling to Rome along the Via Francigena, Spedalone was inherited in the 15th Century by the monks of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, who built the ancient terraced olive grove that to this day produces an extra-virgin olive oil of unparalleled quality. Completely restored between 2004 and 2006, Spedalone today is the ideal place to rejuvenate your spirit and body. Here, you will savor silence and a sensation that time moves more slowly.
A simple and genuine hospitality will greet you as you relax in one of its 15 rooms; each with en suite bathroom, central heating and other modern amenities to meet the needs of the most exigent guest, and among which 3 apartments with kitchen and 2 suites for disabled guests.The rooms have been carefully restored
with original floor tiles and wooden ceiling beams, and added charm of antique furniture and latches and woodburning stoves. The rooms' large windows open out to the ever changing landscapes of the softly undulating hills of Tuscany's countryside, like frames of living paintings of nature. You can enjoy a swim in
the pool situated in the olive grove, a workout on our Technogym treadmill, a relaxing jacuzzi bath or purifying Turkish bath; indulge yourself in an ayurvedi massage or simply relax in the library or conservatory.
Immersed in an oasis of tranquility, you can wander along the ancient many paths that lead from the farm and were once traveled by the Templars and Benedictine monks; drive along the country roads that lead to enchanting vistas; savor the atmosphere of another age; and sit and listen to the concert of nature. Porcupines, badgers, pheasants, deer, boar and hoopoes will be your orchestra.
We can create an itineray designed to meet your interests, whether cultural, gastronomic or sporting, and, should you wish, are happy to accompany you on these visits.
In the evening, the communal dinners prepared by Giancarlo, its farmer and resident owner, using the farm's produce and served in the large dining room with fireplace, offer a moment of conviviality when fellow travelers share stories and recipes.
We can also offer you classes on the Philosophy of Spedalone's kitchen, yoga and painting. Giancarlo is always happy to share his daily activities with you: gardening, picking olives, looking for wild asparagus and mushrooms in the woods, feeding the pigs, collecting fruit, animal tracking, bird spotting...
Spedalone is open year round.