This post is a little overdue, but I am finally getting around to sharing our first experience visiting the beautiful region of Toscana at the beginning of the month. I mentioned this in a previous post, but when we scheduled our trip to Tuscany, we planned absolutely nothing in advance other than the room we booked at La Presura, the inn where we stayed. This fattoria agriturismo (which is a type of farm tourism) isn’t just an inn for tourists; wine and olive oil is produced and sold here, and La Presura was the first inn to become a farm in the Chianti Classico region all the way back in 1849. Besides wine and olive oil, the inn offers a swimming pool, lake for fishing, and several walking trails that meander through the woods, olive groves, and vineyards surrounding the property. The thing we liked most about the inn was the peacefulness: despite the fact that there are multiple apartments on the grounds and the inn was also full while we were there, we hardly heard any noise during our stay. The innkeeper, Federico, is more than willing to help guide you through Tuscany or leave you alone to discover it yourself, whichever you prefer. He also speaks English, which is a major bonus!
We spent a total of three nights, and had no complaints other than not realizing we were on our own for breakfast since it is not provided here. But fortunately, there is a tiny shop right down the road where we found everything we needed for a hearty breakfast: assorted meats and cheese, milk, eggs, and bread with honey and jam. Our kitchen had the teeniest oven I’ve ever seen, but it worked just fine and we actually ended up looking forward to breakfast and authentic espresso (which we basically turned into coffee by adding cream, sugar, and then drinking from large mugs!) at our little nook by the window each morning. Other than breakfast, we did not cook any meals, but enjoyed dinner at multiple restaurants in the surrounding area of Greve di Chianti–our top pick was La Martellina (see more about the restaurant on this post). All in all, we highly recommend La Presura for any Tuscan vacation, and if you find yourself there, don’t forget to make a day trip to Florence, since La Presura is only a 15 minute drive away!
Agriturismo Fattoria La Presura
Via della Montagnola 191
50027 Strada in Greve di Chianti