Podere La Paolina is located in an excellent position, halfway between Pienza and Montepulciano. The place is ideal to easily reach the most important art cities of central Italy, make excursions in the poetic landscape of the Tuscan countryside and enjoy the famous local food and wine. In addition, do not miss the wellness offered by the renowned spas in the area.

 

The Area

La Paolina is located close to Montefollonico, a small medieval town in a nature park called Il Tondo, it is halfway between Montepulciano and Pienza.

The property is also close to the famous Crete Senesi (an area of Tuscany renowned for the distinctive grey coloration of the soil (which gives the landscape an appearance often described as lunar) and the Val d’Orcia with its unspoiled and beautiful landscapes.

The landscape of this area has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from Renaissance paintings to modern photography.

Throughout the year, but especially during the summer months, the local community organises various fairs and shows. Over the years, these events have become important points in time for the community to meet and maintain local traditions which have been passed down various generations. They are also seen as great opportunities to share traditions with the outside world where everybody is welcome. Once you experience the Tuscan lifestyle you will feel at home and this territory will leave you with a strong sense of belonging.

 

Medieval Town

The Middle Ages was an era in which most of today's population centers were developed. The medieval towns and villages were built over a relatively short period of time with precise urban planning in mind by the forefathers of this region; many towns and cities were built on buildings of Roman origin.

The Middle Ages was a period of long duration (close to ten centuries), therefore, it is impossible to make reference to a typical layout of a medieval town.

The charm of typical Tuscan towns has remained untouched over the centuries and this will give most visitors a sense of going back in time, the times of the Middle Ages.