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Last updated: 19 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Nicky Swallow

A long-established agriturismo located in a glorious setting just outside lovely old San Quirico in the Val d’Orica, Il Rigo is a working organic farm run by the ninth generation of the Simonelli family.

Guest accommodation is in two old stone case coloniche (farmhouses) where you can expect comfortable rooms filled with country antiques and pretty bed-linens, with views of the Val d’Ocia to die for.

The farm produces organic stone-ground flour, olive oil, jams, pasta and sourdough bread, all of which – along with other local specialities – can be sampled in the restaurant.

Il Rigo is ideal for a rustic farm holiday, in one of the most beautiful corners of Tuscany.

Surrounding area

Il Rigo enjoys an utterly peaceful setting in the gently undulating farmland of the wide-open Val d’Orcia. Approached from the main road (the SS2) via quiet country lanes, there is little traffic noise to disturb the peace.

The nearest town of any size is San Quirico, a very attractive place with lots of good restaurants and cafés and a magnificent church; the 12th-century Collegiata with three beautifully carved portals.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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A day in the Val d’Orcia

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One of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, the Val d’Orcia is a ravishing expanse of open, undulating farmland, dotted by atmospheric hill towns and dominated by Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 3 hours

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Abbey of Sant’Antimo

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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panorama of the Brunello wine lands in the spring with hills covered with soft green grass in the town of Montalcino

Montalcino Wine Region

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy[12.5 miles]

Known for its highly-prized (and often expensive) DOCG Brunello wine, Montalcino is one of the most famous wine-growing areas in Tuscany. Many of the local wine estates are open for tastings; among the best are Casato Primedonne, Casanova di Neri, Biondi Santi Tenuta Greppo and Castello di Banfi. Visits must be booked in advance.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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The astonishingly beautiful region of Tuscany has it all: art cities and ancient hill towns, high mountains and long sandy beaches, alongside luxurious hotels and some of Italy’s best food and wine.

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