San Ottaviano dates back 400 years into the history of Maremma Tuscany. Today, the ancient farmhouse – where the oil mill, school, blacksmith and stalls were once located – is home to the agriturismo’s restaurant, reception, artisanal brewery, some apartments, and a pool with a view of the valley.
A bit further down into the valley, amongst the farm’s working olive grove, one finds our remaining apartments encircling the agriturismo’s second pool. This structure retains its historical name, Podere I Massoni. The large upright rocks (massoni) can be seen in the woods behind the apartments.
The entire structure (San Ottaviano and Podere I Massoni) consists of 26 apartments of varying sizes that house from two to eight people. Each unit has a private entrance and a veranda with a table and chairs, and maintains as much as possible if its original stone structure from 400 years ago. The interior decor features ancient tools, photos and antique furniture.
The restaurant is located in the beautiful old frantoio (oil mill) and retains its high vaulted ceilings, stone stairs and balcony. In the past, the olive oil of San Ottaviano was made here. Our brewery is housed in an old storage shed and still boasts its wooden beams and stone structure.
The estate of San Ottaviano has a long and colorful history of agricultural production and Maremma culture, but it also has its share of more obscure stories including bandits, thieves and mysteries!