Hungry Bees

Due to the dry season, flowers have been scarce throughout the farm this year. But that does not stop our resourceful bees, which find every possible source of nectar. This zucchini flower in the veggie garden is obviously such a source!

La stagione secca ha portato scarsità di fiori quest'anno. Ma questo non fa demordere le nostre api, che sono piene di risorse e riescono a scovare ogni possibile fonte di nettare. Questo fiore di zucchina nel nostro orto è chiaramente da utilizzare!

(Not only) Farm life

Last winter, Brentina Ovile was repainted and many pieces of furniture were replaced. Last Saturday, we spent the whole morning working on the photo shooting of its new look. It was so much fun getting out our everyday farm life and entering a photo shooting set! We hope you'll enjoy the results of our job and, of course, Brentina Ovile as it is now. 

Durante l'inverno Brentina Ovile è stato ridipinta e alcuni elementi di arredo sono stati sostituiti. Sabato scorso abbiamo trascorso la mattina a lavorare allo shooting fotografico per immortalare la casa nella sua nuova veste. Ci siamo divertiti un sacco a interrompere la nostra vita di campagna e ad entrare in un set fotografico. Speriamo che i risultati vi piacciano, e soprattutto che vi piaccia la casa come la potete vivere adesso.

Wild Animals and where to find them

While staying in Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, you can meet a lot of wild animals - click here if you want to see some. A family of Austrian deers lives in the woods and fields around the farm. This picture was taken some days ago by Frank Wasser after a long stakeout. 

Durante il soggiorno alla Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, è possibile incontrare molti animali selvatici - cliccate qui se volete vederne alcuni. Una famiglia di cedrvi austriaci vive nei boschi attorno alla fattoria. Questa foto è stata scattata qualche giorno fa da Frank Wasser dopo un lungo appostamento. 

Weddings in Barbialla - 2016

This past summer, we hosted two awesome weddings. We had the opportunity of seeing Le Trosce transformed into a dreamlike venue (click on this link and on this one to see more pictures).

Thanks to the couples who chose us for their most important day, and thanks to Desinare catering for their professionalism and high quality collaboration. 

Truffle festivals

This weekend and the next one, our guests can visit one of the most important truffle festivals of the area: Tartufesta in Montaione (October 23rd, 29th and 30th). And they can also take part to the guided truffle hunts that we organize on our property. More info on

The staff at Fattoria Barbialla Nuova

Ilaria and Francesco have been living and working on the property since the last three years. They are our guests' helpers at the Reception Office. You can also find them making bread or jam in the food lab, working in the veggie garden and in the shop, restoring the apartments, preparing tastings, walking in the woods with the truffle hunter, rescuing lost guests on the trails... 

That's one of the things they love of their being here: they never get bored!


White truffles is told to be the most expensive food in the world. This precious potato-looking mushroom grows spontaneously in some of the woods of Fattoria Barbialla Nuova. We offer our guests the opportunity to join our hunter in the woods and discover the ancient art of truffle hunting. This short video is courtesy of Matthias Lüfkens.