San Ottaviano goes back 400 years into the history of Maremma Tuscany. Today, the historic farmhouses of San Ottaviano, located at the top of the property, house the agriturismo’s restaurant, reception, artisanal brewery, some apartments, and a pool with a view of the valley.
A bit further down into the valley, amongst the farm’s olive trees, one finds our remaining apartments located in a quiet field, and surrounding the agriturismo’s second pool. This structure retains its historical name – Podere I Massoni.
The entire structure (San Ottaviano and Podere I Massoni) consists of 25 studio or multi-room apartments that house from two people up to six or seven people. Each unit has a private entrance and a veranda with a table and chairs, and maintains as much as possible if its original structure from 400 years ago.
The two 17 x 8 meter pools have a panoramic view of Val di Cornia. There are ample lounge chairs and umbrellas on the stone patio surrounding the pools. The restaurant is located in a beautiful old frantoio (oil mill) with high vaulted ceilings and two panoramic terraces. In the past, the olive oil of San Ottaviano was made here.
In the same ancient space is the breakfast room. We serve an international buffet breakfast (with both savory and sweet options) consisting of strictly local products. Ping-pong, mountain bike rentals, TV room, bbq grills, lounge chairs and ombrellas are available to our guests.ACCOMMODATIONSSAN OTTAVIANO
The 3 villette of San Ottaviano are located near the pool.
They have private entrances via their private veranda or garden.
You may choose from:Villa 15 – Stand-Alone Villa
Private villa with spacious kitchen.Two bedrooms.Large living area with two single beds.Bathroom.Private garden with veranda, table and chairs.A few steps from the pool and the restaurantVilla 16 – Poolside Villa
Room with two single beds.Kitchen.Queen room.Spacious bathroom with shower and bath.Large veranda with table and chairs.Poolside, but kept private by hedgesVilla 17 – Villa Open Space
Ground floor: kitchen with oven and dishwasher.Dining area.Living area with two single beds and fireplace.Bathroom with shower.Double bedroom in the open loft.Garden with veranda, table and chairs. A few steps from the pool APARTMENTS
Our apartments are located in two main structures. Each apartment has its own entrance and an outside garden area with a table and chairs. They retain their original stone architecture with arches and terracotta floors.
You may choose between:Studios
Located on the ground floor.Open-space style studios feature living room area with kitchenette.Queen sized bed and separate bathroom. Private veranda with table and chairs.One Bedroom Apartments
Living room area with kitchenette and single bed. Bedroom with queen sized bed. Bathroom. Veranda with table and chairs. Two Bedrooom Apartments. Spacious living room with two single beds and kitchenette. Bedroom with queen sized bed. Bedroom with two single beds. Bathroom. Large veranda or terrace with table and chairs.Large Corner Apartments (two floors)
Ground floor: Living room with full kitchen and pullout couch. Bedroom with queen sized bed. First floor: Large bedroom with queen sized bed. Bedroom with two single beds. Large bathroom with bath and standup shower. Veranda with table and chairs. Courtyard entrance.
PODERE I MASSONI
The two villette have a view of the pool and a large outside space.
You may choose between:
Villa 7 – Two-Floor Villetta
Ground floor: spacious living room with kitchen and queen sized pullout couch, bathroom with shower. First floor: bedroom with queen sized bed and bathroom, bedroom with two single beds. Large veranda with tables and chairs. Pool view.
Villa 10 – Stand-Alone Villa
Large living room with two single beds. Kitchen. Bedroom with queen sized bed. Bedroom with two single beds. Two bathrooms with showers
Large veranda with table, chairs, and BBQ grill. Private covered parking space. In front of the pool.
Each apartment has its own entrance, an outside garden space with table and chairs, and a view of the pool. It is possible to choose between:
Open-space style apartments with kitchenette. Dining area with pullout couch. Queen sized bed. Private bathroom. Veranda with table and chairs. Ground floor with pool view
One Bedroom Apartments
Spacious living room with kitchenette. Pullout couch. Bedroom with queen sized bed. Separate bathroom. Veranda with table and chairs. Ground floor with pool view.
Two Bedroom Apartments
Living room with kitchenette and pullout couch. Bedroom with queen sized bed. Bedroom with two single beds. Bathroom. Large veranda with table and chairs. In front of the pool.
Two Bedroom Apartments – first floor
Spacious living room with kitchenette and pullout couch. Bedroom with queen sized bed. Bedroom with two single beds. Bathroom. Large, airy bright space. On the ground floor there is a garden space with table, chairs and BBQ grill. Only a few steps from the pool
ur restaurant is located in the old frantoio (oil mill) of San Ottaviano.
With its terracotta floors, arched brick ceilings, and giant wood stove, it provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our kitchen offers typical Tuscan dishes utilizing only local Tuscan products. We specialize in fresh pasta, local meats, vegetarian options and specialty recipes utilizing La Birra de’Neri.
To accompany our dishes, one will also find La Birra de’Neri on our menu. Made right here at San Ottaviano, these artisanal beers represent our new endeavor. At the moment we offer three types, all made with barley produced on our farm.
Birra de’Neri: Beginning in 2012, Francesco Neri launched himself into the innovative world of artisanal beer. In a region famous for its vineyards, Francesco and his father grow their own ingredients to make their beer, La Birra de’Neri.
They have built their own professional brewery and bottling plant. Making beer by hand in small batches requires a lot of work. For this reason, the quality and also the price are higher than commercial beers. There is no substitute, however, for the exceptional taste of a beer made in this way.
Our beer also makes a unique gift to bring home for family and friends!
Your Event at San Ottaviano
Our spacious restaurant, brewery, pool, and the quiet location amidst nature, render San Ottaviano an excellent place to host your private event.
Whether it is a wedding, birthday, company event, or a tour of our brewery with private tasting, our team is ready to create the ideal situation for your needs.
Ideal are events of 15 to 50 people, just in the mild weather of the early or late summer.
The mascot of San Ottaviano and our beer, La Birra de’Neri, is our greyhound, Toki. Even though he has become a bit of an old man, spending most of his time relaxing at home in Riotorto, Toki extends an excited tail-wagging welcome to all of his four-legged friends!
The surroundings of San Ottaviano offer innumerable possibilities for hiking, with difficulty levels ranging from short and easy, to longer, more challenging treks. Dogs are allowed in all areas of our agriturismo as long as they are on a leash and their behavior is respectful to the other guests.
The list of things to do in the area is extensive, and for this reason our guests often come back each year. We invite you to ask for recommendations in the reception upon your arrival.
Horseback riding at our onsite stable.
Relax at the beach in San Vincenzo, Follonica, Baratti or Torre Mozza
Visits to the medeival towns of Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima and Massa Marittima
Shopping in Follonica, Grosseto or Livorno
Cultural trips to Florence, Siena, Volterra and Pisa
Visits to the National Park – “Parco della Maremma” in Grosseto, to the parks of Val di Cornia, to the Geothermic park “La Biancane”
Mountain biking or cycling in picturesque streets or trails with very little traffic
Tours of the old silver mines in Venturina or the thermal baths in Venturina and Sassetta
Daytrip to Elba Island or to the other Tuscan Islands
- Apartments: 20
- Villas or cottages: 5
- TV Color
- Car park
- Terrace or garden
- Pets allowed
- Food tasting
- Wine tasting