Barbialla Nuova is the perfect place to disconnect from the daily routine and take a break following Nature's rhythms. At the same time, we offer several experiences that can make your stay unique and memorable. For those who wish to join us for any of these activities, we recommend booking them in advance (just write us an email). Some of these experiences are only available during specific periods.
SOUR DOUGH BREAD BAKING
Growing tired of bread-scented industrial bread, a few years ago Francesco started a personal quest to produce high-quality bread. Mixing the ancient tradition of Italian sourdough, his knowledge of biochemistry, modern bread making techniques, and a scrupulous search for organic, local ingredients, he developed his own method to get a healthy, tasty, good looking sourdough bread. The bread is baked in our wood-fired oven, an amazing piece of ancient technology.
During this fun, detailed hands-on workshop we will go in depth into bread baking techniques and we will produce our sourdough loaves starting from scratch. Participants can elect to ad a pizza lunch to the class.This is a good workshop for anyone that is serious about bread baking, but also for families and kids who would like to spend several hours playing with dough and learning (not to mention: eat delicious pizza). #learn #taste #cook
Italy is not just pasta and pizza. Our chef Serenella leads our guests through the secrets and tricks of Italian cooking. With her guidance, workshop participants will prepare a 5-course-meal, starting from local, organic products. At the end of the workshop you will have a fantastic meal (and plenty of leftovers to carry you through the next day)... all of this without having to leave your apartment. #learn #taste #cook
CHEF AT HOME
If you'd like to explore the local cuisine within the walls of your apartment, in Barbialla Nuova you can hire a chef. Pick your entries from a tasty menu, and your chef will meet you in your kitchen and prepare a memorable meal for you. #taste #relax #enjoy
HIKING AND GUIDED WALKS
Barbialla Nuova farm is one of the few private places in the area that has its own marked hiking network that stretches for approximately 18 km. For serious hikers, it is possible to start from the farm and move on onto the hiking trails outside the property.
Once a week, Frank takes the guests for a guided walk through the farm, to discover the wonderful natural landscape, flora, and fauna of the area. #discover #explore
During the fall (from September to early December) our woods smell of white truffle. Our guests, as well as anyone interested in this activity, can join our tartufaio and his dogs in search of the elusive S. Miniato white truffle. Visit the dedicated page for more info. #smell #discover #taste
Our pond is one of the most charming and quiet places of the property. It is stocked with mirror carps and largemouth bass. If you'd like to have a fun time and try your luck fishing, you can red rods and tackle from the farm shop or bring your own gear if you have it. #relax #experience
The farm develops over a hilly area with three ridges, and to enjoy its beauty by bike it is quite a challenge, fit for bike - and adventure - lovers. We're always happy to help our guests pick the best gear for the task from our bike-rental partner in Montaione. They can deliver bikes directly at the farm. #discover #explore #adventure
In a few selected days throughout the year, we like to offer our guests the opportunity to taste the natural, organic, local products at our farm shop. It is a wonderful occasion to chat together, share stories, meet the neighbors. Furthermore, if you are a small group and feel like having a pizza night or a private tasting, feel free to contact us and we'll gladly organize such events. #taste #enjoy #relax
WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
If you think that our farm is the good place for your wedding or for any other celebration, go to visit the dedicated page. #dream
OUT OF BARBIALLA
Barbialla Nuova is a perfect starting point for day trips to art cities or medieval towns surrounding the farm. At the check-in we provide a booklet with many ideas to scout the area and make sure you don't miss experiencing the surroundings. #explore