EXPERIENCE

    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 classes in organic farm, Francesco Bellucci bread maker

    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

    Italian Cooking classes in your apartment. Chef at home service. 

    COOKING CLASS

    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

    12 km of hiking trails in organic farm

    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 

    White truffle in organic farm. Truffle hunts with dogs.

    TRUFFLE HUNT

    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

    A pond with carps and black basses for fishing in wild nature. Mirror carps and black basses fishing in Tuscany.

    FISHING

    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

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    BIKING

    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 

    Food and wine in Tuscany. Organic products. 

    FOOD

    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

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    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

    WITH CHILDREN

    We found out (although we suspected that) that Barbialla Nuova is a natural amusement park for kids. Playing with dirt, rocks, leaves, climbing trees, walking in the woods are all unforgettable moments for our little ones, who get to experience nature first-hand. However, even for them we selected a few experiences outside Barbialla Nuova that can contribute to make their trip unforgettable. 

    Guests can check if the chickens have laid any egg and feed the animals

    VISIT THE ANIMALS

    The farm hosts many animals (both domestic and wild). Our little guests are welcome to check the chicken coop for eggs, give fresh grass to the cows, bring fruit and veggies to the pigs and spend sometime living the farm everyday's life. 

    Common area in Brentina with ping pong and barbecues. 

    PING PONG AND MORE 

    In the common area at the house of Brentina our guests will find a ping pong table, for the little ones as well as for the grown-ups! Brentina also has a swing placed in the shade of a large fig tree. In most of the common areas you will find bocce balls, while at the reception desk you can ask for a set of Koop (the Viking's game)

    Black cat on a yellow sofa in the Tuscan countryside

    PET THE CATS

    Nine cats fluff up Barbialla Nuova. They're extremely social, and used to be pet by kids and grown-ups alike. 

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    DRAW THE ANIMALS

    Among our many projects for 2017, there is also a little art gallery for kids. Our little guests are invited to bring us a drawing depicting the animals of Barbialla Nuova. All the masterpieces will be published on our website, blog and Facebook page. 

    A relaxing, lovely place to spend your holidays. Swimming pool with a view. 

    AT THE SWIMMING POOL

    In the hottest months, the swimming pools are THE place for all the young ones staying at the farm

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    BABY CHEF

    Even the little younglings can have a great time in the kitchen: our chef offers simplified cooking classes for kids. Pasta, gelato, meatballs and tiramisù are just a few of the options available to them, and at the end of the class the whole family can share what the kids prepared. 

    Sour dough bread baking and pizza making for children and adults. A lot of fun playing with dough!

    LITTLE BAKERS

    Natural-born dad and great caretaker of his inner child, Francesco does a great job entertaining kids during bread baking and pizza making workshops. The kids can play with the dough, prepare their own loaf and pizza, and share it with the family (the presence of at least one of the parents is required). 

    Hiking-trails-Barbialla-Nuova

    HIKING

    In a backpack, carrier,or on their own little feet, the kids enjoy walking in the woods. On our map you will find a description and difficulty of every single hiking trail and choose the most appropriate one for your kids. Once a week, Frank organizes a little walk around the farm, explaining local flora and fauna. The tour is very pleasant for our little guests as well as the rest of the family. 

    Baby-sitter

    BABYSITTING AND NANNY SERVICE

    Sometime parents need their own space. Sofie, part of our little farm community, will be happy to baby sit your kids while you are enjoying a dinner out or spending the evening in the thermal baths. 

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    OUT OF BARBIALLA

    Tuscany in general is a great place for kids, and has a lot to offer to small adventurers. In the booklet we provide at check-in, you will find many ideas that will contribute to a memorable holiday for your children.