The story of Pietre Vive began in the year 2005, when Nicola and Alessandra Guerrini decided to buy a property in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a few kilometers from Siena, between the Chianti and the Crete Senesi, with the intention of transforming it into a family home, a place to raise their three children, Gioele, Gioia and Mattia, and live with grandmother Luciana (Ciana).
They immediately set about restoring what appeared then to be just a tumbled down ruin, seeking to keep the original structure intact while transforming the old building into something completely new and creating a welcoming and hospitable space.
Here we already see the two basic principles that their entire business is base on; family and change!
Beginning within their own home their enterprise has developed over time in various directions: from the restaurant, which occupies the ground floor of the building, extending out onto the large lawn in front, to cooking classes, which take place in the family kitchen, to truffle hunts, organized with experienced truffle hunters and their dogs in the nearby woods on their property.
Year by year, Le Pietre Vive has increasingly grown into a warm, comforting place, where people will feel more like welcome guests than clients, and where, above all, everyone will feel truly welcomed and part of our community.
Indeed, the watchword that has accompanied the work of the Guerrini family, right from the beginning, has always been : “Do not forget to be hospitable, for some, by doing so, have unknowingly shown hospitality to angels.” (Hebrews 13:2)
Today, together with their children, in a great team effort, Nicola and Alessandra are striving to keep up with changes and improve every aspect of the services offered, believing very much in the possibility of always reaching new goals.
In all this they are assisted by the conscious choice of a very young staff, with fresh, enthusiastic personalities with a great desire to learn and grow, creating a team that builds relationships and is actually a bit like a big family!
All together Nicola, Alessandra, Gioele, Gioia, Mattia, Nonna (grandma) Ciana and their precious collaborators are the Pietre Vive, the “Living Stones” of this construction and they work hard and tirelessly to improve the business and the services offered, doing their utmost so that guests can really reap and appreciate the fruits … and enjoy something much more than an experience of our Tuscan territory; a true experience of personal growth in this family setting.
Farm to fork experience
Amazing foodie experience and enjoyed the outdoor experience at a farm to fork level. Service was great. Sunset was amazing! We ran upon this place by chance dring by it and so glad we were able to book reservations
Friendly staff and exceptionally good food
One of the best dining experiences we have tried. Friendly staff and the food was of the best quality, at a reasonable price
Best place of the trip
Really an amazing place. The food, the vibe and the service was the best. We can't wait to come back and taste the amazing food again
Best dinner in Siena
The restaurant is at some 13 km of Siena, but it worth the effort to find it. Its garden is lovely and its interior is also very nice. The staff is kind and fast and the food is delicious. Wines are good and prices are decent.
The Fattoria Le Pietre Vive of Montaperti is located just a few minutes from the city of Siena and is easily accessible by car from the main Italian cities.
Coming from the North, along the A1 motor-road, turn at exit “Firenze-Impruneta” and drive along the highway to Siena (about 60 Km.). Go past the exits around Siena, until on the same road you are directed to Arezzo-Perugia (be careful not to turn left towards Grosseto).
Go past Taverne d’Arbia (two exits) and turn at exit “Casetta-Monteaperti”. Go on towards Monteaperti and after about 2 Km you’ll find a white road sign “Monteaperti”.After a few meters turn right following a brown road sign “Strada di Montapertaccio 1” and shortly after the yellow one “Colle della battaglia di Monteaperti”. After about 1 Km. of dirt- road you’ll find the farm parking- place.
Coming towards Siena along the highway from Grosseto, take the direction “Arezzo-Perugia” and go past Taverne d’Arbia (two exits) and turn at exit “Casetta-Monteaperti”. Go on towards Monteaperti and after about 2 Km you’ll find a white road sign “Monteaperti”. After a few meters turn right following a brown road sign “Strada di Montapertaccio 1” and shortly after the yellow one “Colle della battaglia di Monteaperti”. After about 1 Km. of dirt- road you’ll find the farm parking-place.
Coming from the South, leave the A1 motor-road at exit “Valdichiana”, drive on towards Siena along the road from Bettolle to Siena. Leaving behind exit “Castelnuovo Berardenga”, turn at exit “Casetta-Monteaperti”. Go on towards Monteaperti and after about 2 Km you’ll find a white road sign “Monteaperti”. After a few meters turn right following a brown road sign “Strada di Montapertaccio 1” and shortly after the yellow one “Colle della battaglia di Monteaperti”. After about 1 Km. of dirt- road you’ll find the farm parking- place.
Positions: 10 km south of Siena.
Airport: Florence (80 Km).
Come and taste the specialties of traditional Tuscan cuisine, among the beautiful Sienese hills.
No products in the cart.