Le Tre Stanze
Le Tre Stanze is a uniquely bohemian three-room guesthouse set into a 16th century Italian palazzo, right in the centre of Florence.
Casale Sterpeti combines a quiet setting with beautiful panoramas of vineyards, olive trees and the Mediterranean sea.
This property offers easy COVID-19 cancellation terms:
In case of official travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests can cancel and receive a voucher for the amount paid to be used until the end of the 2022 season.
Casale Sterpeti is in the middle of the countryside, hidden from the crowd but close to all the main sites.
Simone and Irene know the area very well. Make sure to ask for their favorite beaches, medieval villages, restaurants and wine experiences.
You need a car to visit all Maremma has to offer.
How would you describe Casale Sterpeti in a nutshell?
The B&B Casale Sterpeti is an authentic Tuscan farmhouse that’s been restored with a modern touch, but without losing its authentic feel. We want our guests to enjoy the experience of staying in an old, rural property in Tuscany while being treated to modern hospitality and amenities.
What was the inspiration/story to open Casale Sterpeti?
In late 2015, we began looking for a property to transition into hospitality and wanted something that was surrounded by countryside while not being too far from the coast. We understood that most people visiting Tuscany want to experience its landscapes of rolling hills, cypress trees and historic villages but would also appreciate being within close proximity to the coast during the hot, summer months.
When we found Casale Sterpeti, it was like an abandoned ruin, but we could immediately see its potential. It combined a quiet setting with beautiful panoramas of vineyards, olive trees and the Mediterranean sea. So when we started renovations, we tried to find a balance between this atmosphere and giving it a modern touch.
How would you describe the atmosphere of Casale Sterpeti?
We’ve tried to retain the quiet, natural atmosphere of Casale Sterpeti and guests often comment that they feel blessed to be staying in a place that’s so full of history and tradition. The property is surrounded by farmlands where there are livestock and wild animals, many of which you can see and hear from the garden.
Sterpeti translates roughly as "wild vegetation”, which is what we found when we arrived at the property in 2015. We worked very hard to create a Mediterranean garden where a variety of herbs now grow, with chairs and chaise lounges provided so guests can contemplate the panorama. It’s a place where they can enjoy the scents wafting from the garden and spot wild animals such as foxes and deer that sometimes pass through. We have people visit from all over the world who are happy to share in this experience while being within easy access of the coast and charming villages.
Do you welcome family/children or is the B&B best suited for couples?
We have two rooms that can accommodate families of three, with an extra bed that can be supplied for one child. But none of the rooms has a kitchen for self-catering and we don’t have a common kitchen available for guests to use.
Casale means “farmhouse” in Italian and the current property is comprised of two sections, with eight rooms in total. There are four rooms in the main section and four in the adjacent area, with two different categories available — Comfort and Superior. Both have the same amenities and beautiful views, but the Superior Rooms are slightly bigger and have a wider panorama.
The Comfort Rooms feature a double bed, a bathroom with shower and access to the gardens. Some rooms have views of the sea in the distance, all rooms have beautiful views of the garden.
The Superior Rooms feature a double bed, a bathroom with shower and access to the gardens. Some rooms have views of the sea in the distance, all rooms have beautiful views of the garden. Some rooms have space for an extra bed or a baby cot.
Casale Sterpeti is a bed and breakfast-style accommodation and we’ve become quite well-known for our breakfasts. We wake up very early to bake bread and cakes fresh every morning, as well as offering guests homemade confiture and locally-produced extra virgin olive oil. I believe that breakfast should be indulgent on holidays, so we provide a wide choice, including fresh seasonal fruits and juices, as well as cappuccinos made using a professional machine.
We also provide a concierge service to introduce guests to some of the best places to visit in the surrounding area, including restaurants and hidden beaches that only the locals know. We are also pleased to introduce guests to some of the nearby wineries and help them book a visit where they’ll learn about the wine-making process. Alternatively, guests can enjoy many of the local wines as an aperitivo in our garden during the evening, accompanied by homemade appetizers. We also offer alfresco dinner on the patio during the summer months on request.
In addition, we can help guests to book wine tours or they can hire a bike to explore. It’s also possible to rent a boat to cruise along the coast.
Maremma is one of the warmest parts of Tuscany and tourism is on the rise, which I think is due to the combination of the region's rural setting and the investment in wine-making and extra virgin olive oil production. Maremma is also appealing because of its coastline, historic villages and hot springs, as well as having a connection to nature, with several reserves that are ideal for hiking and birdwatching.
We usually make recommendations for guests depending on the season. If you’re visiting in summer, we’d suggest exploring the coastline and beaches, as well as some of the wineries, many of which hold concerts or special events on summer evenings. You also shouldn’t miss visiting some of the historic villages, which feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
If you’re visiting during spring or autumn, then be sure to go to the Terme di Saturnia’s hot springs for a soak. We’d also recommend visiting the wineries during this period, as well as one of the nearby nature reserves, which are ideal to explore when it’s not too hot.
Casale Sterpeti is located in Maremma, which is a coastal region near the Tuscan border with Lazio. The property is just five minutes’ drive from the village of Magliano, which is well known for its restaurants while being around 20 minutes from the coast with its seafood restaurants. It’s a 30-minute drive from Terme di Saturnia, around an hour’s drive from Siena, two-hours by train will see you in the heart of Rome.
In my experience, anytime between April and the end of November is a good time to visit. But for mild weather, the end of spring/beginning of summer (end of May to the beginning of June) and the end of summer/beginning of autumn (late-August to September) are the ideal times to visit, as you get the best of everything.
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