Follonico is the perfect destination for those travellers looking to experience some authentic time-out in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Guests are encouraged to slow down, take it easy, and to do just a little less. The simple pleasures of Tuscan life are at the core of the Follonico experience.
The hillside where Follonico gently rests has been transformed over time into an enchanting natural environment for guests to enjoy. Abundant borders of lavenders and aromatic plants give the garden a touch of romance, whilst climbing roses, jasmines and honeysuckles clamber along ancient stone walls and fill the air with the heady scents of Tuscany. Terracotta pots are planted with Michaelmas daisies, sedums and lilies. Natural borders of rosemary and sage sweep across the land, gently dividing the surrounding gardens into al-fresco rooms.
Enjoy the many secluded corners of the gardens where you can relax with a good book or watch the sunset over the hills and valleys of Montepulciano. Savour a glass of Brunello under the shade of a Wisteria laden pergola or simply spend a lazy dayunder the gentle warmth of the Tuscan sun.
At the heart of Follonico is its family of animals who greet guests with enthusiasm. Geese pace elegantly around the pond, whist sheep, hens and dogs wander around the sloping lawn. Resident casts doze in the dappled shade and the donkey and horses graze in the paddock near the vegetable garden.
The natural environment is crucial to Follonico's 'slowsophy', where the pace of life gently works in-sync with the seasons.
Follonico is our home and we deeply wish it will be yours for the days that you spend with us. It is our way to live Tuscany and we trust it will be yours as well.
Ci vediamo presto, Suzanne e Fabio