Nestled between green hills of the Lunigiana, the “land of the 100 castles”, with wild mushrooms and menhir statues… in 1988 an elderly lady who valued the bond with nature more than anything else finally fulfilled her dream to establish a farm…
This was the start of what was to become the largest herd of dairy cattle in the Lunigiana. The Podere Montese Farm built its reputation on the excellent qualities of its meat, fruit, eggs, vegetables, oil, jams and other agricultural products. After more than 25 years of success in the agricultural sector, it seemed time to open the door to a select type of tourist, creating an Eden in which people can combine relaxation and freedom from stress in walks along the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim route from France to Rome, just relaxing by the pool and in the spa with their families, or visiting the production areas to see the cattle grazing in the open fields, the inquisitive goats and docile donkeys, the colourful chickens that, like all the other animals on the farm, are free to wander at will. In 2014 the Podere Montese Farmhouse B&B opened its doors, after a long and major restructuring of the entire establishment, from the barns and sheds to the guestrooms; this meticulous restoration and modernization ensured that we can provide every comfort to our guests, without in the least contaminating the surrounding nature. Space was found for bedrooms, bathrooms, a swimming pool, restaurant, meeting room and spa center.