Welcome in Val d'Orcia!

at the Agriturismo Podere Santa Maria

The Family


Our Farm was built in the '30s with bricks and stones gathered from the area around us. It's located between Pienza and Monticchiello, right in the middle of the Orcia Valley Artistic Natural and Cultural Park, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. The Farm was bought by the Mangiavacchi family in the 1965: we have gradually renovated it bit by bit and we have improved the quality of the food we produce by introducing new crops: cereals, olive oil, saffron, jams, spelt, chickpeas, barley, saffron beer and flour made from ancients grains. Every aspect of our job, from cropping to hosting, is managed directly and only by The Family because we want to spread and share the traditions of our Family.



Spelt and chickpeas

Il farro e i ceci

Both spelt and chickpeas are products that we grow in our land. We have chosen them because they are very important in our daily diet and because they enrich the soil enough to let us cultivate different types of crops.

Olive oil


Our extra-virgin olive oil is obtained from small and innovative olive harvest machineries; then the olives are taken to the olive press within 48 hours. The variety of olive trees is very wide: leccini, orioli, frantoiani and some olivastre. The pressing takes place in a continuous cycle olive press at a temperature not exceeding 27ºC. Cans (0.25/1/3/5 lt) are available at our shop.


Le confetture

The jams are made from the fruit we collect from our farm. After a careful selection, we cook the fruit in the oven until it reaches the required consistency; the fruit cooking temperature is between 120ºC and 130ºC and we add sugar only for a maximum of 10%. Packaging is 100g or 200g jars and flavours include: apricots - quince - figs - pears and saffron - plums - watermelon - pumpkin and orange - onions.


Lo zafferano

Saffron is a spice which has had a revival in recent years, especially in recipes. It is harvested in October and dried and stored in threads. Its processing takes a long time, as both the cultivation and the harvest is done exclusively by hand and the separating also takes many hours. Its aroma is very intense; threads can be used in recepits or you can grind them to obtain various types of food dishes, from appetizers to desserts. Packaging is 0.10g. or 0.25g.

Saffron beer

La birra allo zafferano

Saffron beer is the latest product we have introduced. Its taste is very particular, both for the characteristic taste of craft beers and for the intense taste that saffron releases. Try this beer with a typical Tuscan mixed platter to get the maximum taste experience.


La pasta

The various pasta shapes we make are obtained by grinding our wheat in a stone mill and transforming it at an authorized pasta factory. The very intense taste and the slightly dark color due to the type of grinding makes this pasta very tasty and full of flavour.

Quanto Basta

Quanto Basta

In this book, the stories of the guests who come to the Agriturismo Santa Maria intertwine with Maura's recipes in a unique way. They are stories of friendships, of bonds and ties which, unlike in hit and run tourism, go beyond the duration of a visit and are reinforced over time.

Pietro Spataro

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Val d'Orcia

The natural evolution of the valley, together with the cultural identity of the community that has lived there for centuries: the Val d’Orcia Park is a World Heritage site. What makes the Val d’Orcia so unique is the common vision of the realities present – the councils of Castiglione d’Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d’Orcia. If you would like to learn more about this theme, the site of the Val d'Orcia Park will show you the beauty of the valley: www.parcodellavaldorcia.com

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Double room for 2 people with private bathroom and breakfast included.

starting from 95 €

La Vigna

Double room for 2 people with private bathroom and breakfast included.

starting from 95 €

La Loggia

1st floor apartment for 2 or more people. Double room + single bed, living room, kitchen, private bathroom and breakfast included.

starting from 110 €

Il Leccio

Room with private bathroom and breakfast included.

starting from 90 €
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Included in the reservation

Private parking
Own local product tasting
Fireplace (La Loggia apartment)
Swimming pool (beach towel provided)
Large garden
Small size pets allowed
Courtesy set
Weekly change of sheets
Air conditioning (Il Leccio and La Loggia)
Internet connection (fiber)


Local products available on sale
Dinner with Km0 food from our farm will be shared with our family (35€ per adult / 18€ per child from 6 to 12 years old)
we speak English and Italian; we accept:
  • Cash
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards

Activities in the area

Naturalistic sightings
Sports activities
Renaissance cities sightseeing
Bicycle hiking
Wine tasting
Hot springs

Affiliated structures

a unique experience

in the wonderful Orcia Valley