Tenuta San Ottaviano

Experience Authentic Tuscany

B&B San Ottaviano

The primary area of the estate where 17 B&B apartments are located in historical farm buildings. Here you will also find the reception, restaurant, one of the two pools and our artisanal brewery.  A copious international breakfast is included in the price at San Ottaviano. 

Podere I Massoni

Located 300 m from the central area of San Ottaviano, there are 9 more recently renovated self-catering apartments. They are located around a large pool and surrounded by a tranquil olive grove. Breakfast at Podere I Massoni is not included in the price, but available upon request. 

San Ottaviano: an introduction

Our organic farm is located amidst 400 hectares of fields and woods overlooking the peaceful Val di Cornia.  Its ancient structures and historical terrain represent the traditional Maremma.  Here, we offer an unforgettable authentic experience of culture, nature, food, adventure and relaxation.

San Ottaviano is the perfect location to explore this special area of Tuscany.  With a short drive, one is able to reach beautiful beaches (Follonica, San Vincenzo, Cala Violina), medieval hill-top towns (Suvereto, Massa Marittima, Volterra, San Gimignano), parks (Le Biancane, Montioni, San Silvestro), and important vineyards (Petra, Rocca di Frassinello, Argentiera, Gualdo al Tasso - just to name a few).

For those wishing to relax - with so much to experience on the farm - there is little reason to leave!  We are proud to share with our guests our many passions and traditions.  We offer guided tours and tastings in our on-site craft brewery, horseback riding lessons and trail rides,  delicious Tuscan dishes in our farm-to-table restaurant, two 17 x 8 metre pools, many miles of marked trails through woods and fields, and numerous farm animals to visit!  (cows, horses, pig, chickens, donkeys, bees, and our dogs, Petra and Camilla!)

Before leaving, be sure to taste our organic productsextra virgin olive oil, “Millefiori di San Ottaviano” honey, free-range beef, homemade jams and, of course, our beer!  
 

Hilary & Francesco

From the coast to the hills

The sea on the coast of the ​​Val di Cornia is characterised by sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded the “blue flag” for their shallow clear water, white sand and calm waves.  The landscape of the coastline varies from rocky cliffs, pine forests and Mediterranean scrub.

The Cornia valley, in addition to its countryside appeal, is also ideal for a holiday by the sea.

Its famous beaches include:  the Sterpaia Coastal Park (Riotorto, Piombino), those of San Vincenzo and the coastal park of Rimigliano, the Gulf of Baratti (Buca delle Fate and Cala San Quirico), the beaches of Follonica and the park of Cala Violina (Scarlino).

There are several options for visitors to bring their dogs to the sea, for example, the Dog Beach in San Vincenzo and Pascià Glam in Piombino. Heading back towards the estate, guests will pass the  park of Montioni, where one can find botanical trails and historical ruins. Continuing up to Monterotondo M.mmo, one can visit the Geothermal Park of the Biancane and its museum, Mubia.
 

Food & Wine

The Val di Cornia is full of unexpected food and wine delights.

The wines of the Doc Suvereto and Monteregio of Massa Marittima compete with the noblest labels of neighbouring areas and represent a pleasant discovery for those looking for a round, but sincerely peasant, Tuscan Sangiovese.

The vineyards of Tua Rita and Petra are among the best known in the area, while if you continue further north and south, you will be met with the excellence of Bolgheri’s acclaimed wines and those of the area around Grosseto.  This trail of enological masterpieces winds its way all the way to Chianti, where travellers can taste the traditional flavours of these Florentine wines.

It is possible to enjoy the specialties of Tuscan cuisine in all areas of the valley. Travellers will find a prevalence of fish towards the coast, while heading inland, the traditional dishes include beef and game.

The restaurant at San Ottaviano offers typical Maremma dishes, vegetarian plates, beer-based dishes from our brewery and unique recipes with our own products from the estate. The ingredients used in our kitchen are local or from our own production. The restaurant is open six nights a week and reservations are required.

 

Four-legged friends

Pets are always welcome at San Ottaviano! They are allowed to run free on all trails and are welcome in all areas of our agriturismo, including the restaurant, as long as they are on a leash and their behavior is respectful to the other guests. We now offer three villas with fenced-in gardens at San Ottaviano.

The 250 hectares of land surrounding San Ottaviano offer infinite trails for walking and hiking. Some trails even lead to the river Cornia or waterfalls where your pets may swim in peace. Within 30 minutes,  you can reach the sea where there are many beaches including those especially for dogs (for example, Dog Beach in San Vincenzo and Pasha Glam Beach in Piombino).
 
A supplement is charged for your 4-legged friends.

 
 
Agriturismo San Ottaviano - P. IVA 01485890535 - Loc. Massoni, 58025 - Monterotondo Marittimo - Grosseto