Exploring the region

The region provides many options to enjoy life to the full.

Trevinano is a village with a (recently closed) supermarket, which has a bakery and a butchers, a post office. In the excellent restaurant GianFranco, la nonna (grandmother) cooked wonderful local dishes.With European money, the local municipality has bought the supermarket and restaurant to renovate and modernise, to bring new life in the little village. There is also a restaurant Villalba in the woods of Monte Rufeno near Trevinano, the kitchen cooks very well. For the real fine tasters, Trevinano has a restaurant with a Michelin Star owned and run by our friends Iside and Romano. A second Michelin restaurant is found in Il Fighine, named Fighine, inside a borgo not far from San Casciano dei Bagni.

Centeno, 3 miles further, is at the end of the sand road on the Via Cassia, the old road from Rome to Florence. The restored customs house now houses a restaurant that is definitely worth a visit.

San Casciano dei Bagni is a Tuscan village at 5 miles distance from Podere Tina that has plenty of highlights: three excellent restaurants (Daniela, La Fontanella and Quatro Vesta), a bar that sells foreign newspapers, various local crafts shops, a tennis court and a five-star spa resort (Fontaverde) with recently renovated thermal baths. There are also recently restored antique thermal baths below the village.

Acquapendente, 10 miles away, is the main city of the region, where you can do all your daily shopping in the various local shops and supermarkets. There are also great restaurants: Il Borgo, Toscana.

Further afield there are dozens of picturesque villages, which are great to visit.