So many Experiences


Something new every day

Knowing and Tasting

Truly getting to know the Antica Fattoria means getting to know its food and wine and traditional Maremman farming.  Visiting the vineyards with its different grape varieties and enjoying the age-old experience of tasting unmistakeable wines in a Tuscan farm.   Understanding the artisanal production processes that produce variously aged cheeses and tasting La Parrina’s caciotta, pecorino and blue cheeses.Getting lost in the green aisles of the nursery and discovering the secrets of the Mediterranean scrubland plants, perfect for dry gardens.Experiences for a wide range of visitors who are passionate or just curious, that can be totally personalised to guests’ requirements.

For further information and details, click on “organise a tasting”, or book one of our experiences online.

In the kitchen with the Chef

The Ristorante dell’Antica Fattoria la Parrina is not just a place that serves mouthwatering food. We also teach the experience gained from years of studying the Maremma’s culinary traditions to cooking enthusiasts: we organise special cookery courses and cooking classes, led by our Chef, giving you the chance to learn how to make new dishes in the splendid setting of our Restaurant, where participants will have all the tools they need to make all kinds of recipes.

The courses are suitable for both beginners and more expert cooks who want to broaden their horizons.

For further information and details, click on organise a cookery course or book one of courses online.

Animal Farm

You’ll meet the animals that live in the Antica Fattoria even before you step over the threshold: you may be welcomed by a family of ducks waddling across the gravel road, or hear the donkeys - La Parrina’s mascots - braying. The pens for the Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs and for the geese blend seamlessly with the huge meadows where you may come across flocks of sheep or the famous Maremman horses, as hawks wait patiently on the vine poles and the white sheepdogs laze under the Tuscan sun. 

Sights that will become familiar to you in no time at all and that are an integral part of the world of the Antica Fattoria and its magical ability to make you feel at one with nature and yourself.

Under the Plane Trees

Books grow under the plane trees. In the area in front of the square, in the midst of the cool plane trees, the Antica Fattoria organises a full calendar of meetings with authors and personalities from the world of culture and science. The book presentations and debates on current events open to guests staying at the Antica Fattoria and visitors make this part of the heart of the Tuscan Maremma a hive of intellectual activity.

The aim is to be a model for the relationship between man and nature, as well as between people themselves.

 For further information and to see more of the Under the Plane Trees calendar choose an event.

Wonderful sights all around

The Antica Fattoria La Parrina is the perfect starting point for exploring a huge area renowned for its many unforgettable sights in terms of nature and art: a Maremman tourist experience that will leave you with once-in-a-lifetime memoriesMount Argentario with the Orbetello Lagoon, Regional Reserve and WWF Oasis that is home to over 250 species of birds, including the black-winged stilt and the pink flamingo. The Feniglia Dune, the WWF Oasis of Burano and the ancient hamlets of Capalbio and TalamoneThe archaeological sites of the town of Cosa near Ansedonia, and the Etruscan sites of Roselle near Grosseto, of Sovana and of Tarquinia in upper Lazio, with its famous painted tombs.The Monti dell’Uccellina Park, with the mouth of the river Ombrone, watchtowers and the Medieval abbey of San Rabano.The Tarot Garden, a wonderful sculpture park created by Niki de Saint Phalle. The islands of Giannutri and Giglio, part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.

Discovering the Mediterranean wildlife

Visiting the Antica Fattoria la Parrina’s wildlife area means stepping through the increasingly blurred boundaries that separate a world where nature and man have found their balance, and a dimension where the wild soul of the Maremma retains all of its age-old charm.Stretching out across around 585 hectares in a predominantly hilly landscape, the areas devoted to farming sit side by side with a large wooded area that provides a safe haven for both local and migratory wildlife.If you pick the best time of day, in other words early in the morning and at sunset especially, and with just a little patience, you may easily tick off a list of animals in a habitat that includes many species such as hares, pine martens, stone martens, weasels, hedgehogs, porcupines, badgers, squirrels, foxes, as well as larger animals such as fallow deer, roe deer and wild boar. Raise your eyes towards the sky and the highest branches and you may well see, among others, pheasants, quail, hoopoe, jays, woodpeckers, bee-eaters, and a wide range of diurnal birds of prey, such as hawks, kites, buzzards, kestrels, and nocturnal ones like owls, scops owls, barn owls and tawny owls. Then there are the species that prefer larger stretches of water: mallard ducks, teal, moorhen and herons. Don’t forget, at the Antica Fattoria la Parrina you should always have your camera and binoculars with you!

Walk & Bike Tour

The ideal way to get a better idea of the beauty of the Antica Fattoria La Parrina, as well as of the surroundings and Mount Argentario, is to explore the length and breadth freely or on specially designed guided tours. Discovering history’s secrets and those of the Antica Fattoria vineyards, on foot or by bike, where nature’s silence is broken only by the voices of the wind or work. Or the voice of an expert tour guide passionately recounting episodes from local history. Bike tours exploring the ruins of the monastery of Sant’Angelo Rovinato on Mount Parrina, in the hinterland of Orbetello. The remains of this Medieval Benedictine monastery offer some of the most wonderful views of the Maremma and surrounding sea.Bike tours of the Orbetello and Argentario lagoon, a unique and still pristine ecosystem, where, in the right season, you can even see flamingos migrating from Europe to Africa.

Servces: Hire of  e-bikes, E-BIKE ROAD BMC Switzerland 

AssistanceGuided tours and/or tours with GPS maps for exploring independently