stripImg

Tenuta di Monterufoli in Tuscany: close to Pisa and much more than a farmhouse

  • 25/01/2021

​An estate-farmhouse in the province of Pisa, surrounded by organic vegetable gardens and located inside a natural park. Tenuta di Monterufoli has the power to embody and go beyond, at the same time, the concept of farmhouse.


Tenuta di Monterufoli: much more than a farmhouse

This location maintains an indissoluble bond with the traditions of the territory, offering its visitors everything that in the common imagination is associated with the dream of a regenerating holiday in the Tuscan countryside. On the other hand, it amazes them by revealing itself as an ideal place for well-being. Surrounded by over a thousand hectares of uncontaminated nature, secular trees and a myriad of thermal springs, guests have the rare and precious opportunity to take a break from their routine, to regain their time and regenerate physically and mentally.

We asked Gabriele Macelloni, agronomist of Tenute del Cerro, to tell us what are the characteristics that make Monterufoli the heavenly reality that we have just described.


Monterufoli natural reserve

Located on the southern part of the province of Pisa, on the ridge where Val di Cornia opens to the south and Val di Cecina to the north, the estate is a few kilometers far from the Etruscan Coast, half an hour's drive from the nearest beach resorts. Its territory covers an area of 1,030 hectares, inside the Monterufoli Nature Reserve, with hills between 150 and 500 meters above sea level.

In this splendid landscape there are numerous naturalistic itineraries, to be covered on foot or by renting an e-bike, which offer fantastic view and links to the traditions of the territory, rich in minerals. The remains of the lignite and magnesite mines and the old chalcedony quarries known since ancient times for the execution of mosaics bear witness to this.


The buildings 

Monterufoli estate consists of three distinct buildings: the main house called “Miniera”, the “Scuderie” and the “Casa delle Guardie”. The “Miniera” has 9 rooms, a suite and an apartment with independent entrance; the Scuderie and the “Casa delle Guardie" are composed of 6 apartments in Tuscan style, completely independent and with a magnificent view over the valley. At guests disposal there is a restaurant, a swimming pool, a multipurpose sports field and a wine shop with tasting room.

"Miniera" has been recently renovated. In the dining room, you can admire photos that trace the main stages of the history of the Monterufoli mine called the "Podernuovo". At the moment, other works are underway on the ground floor for the creation of a room of over 100 meters to be used for meetings and corporate events, or to host Yoga groups looking for a place in close contact with nature where they can also practice in the coldest months of the year.


Monterufoli wine production

The historical building rises in the same site where once an old mine site of magnesite And lignite was located, where the subjects of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca lived, the famous character of Dante's Divine Comedy, ancient lord of these places. The wine production is: “Poggio Miniera” Val di Cornia Rosso DOCG and Verme​ntino di Toscana. All the wine produced in Monterufoli, starting from 2021, will be organic: to underline the philosophy of a location where everything is uncontaminated: from the nature that sets the scene to the food and wine aspects. Our Chef, for example, uses only vegetables from the organic farm garden.


Guests have the opportunity to book a complete tasting of Monterufoli production and an off-road visit to the chalcedony mines​

 

 

New Year's Eve in a Tuscany farmhouse: Tenute del Cerro's proposals for the most special evening12/11/2023 23:00:00New Year's Eve in a Tuscany farmhouse: Tenute del Cerro's proposals for the most special eveninghttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/new-years-eve-in-a-tuscany-farmhouse-tenute-del-cerros-proposals-for-the-most-special-eveningDo you want to celebrate New Year's Eve in a farmhouse in Tuscany? Here are two menu proposals for the most special evening of the year, courtesy of Tenute del Cerro!13/11/2023 08:32:16049747Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT And every year the possibilities are aspx188htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/New%20Year%202024.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-11-12T23:00:00Z
Suvereto and Val Di Cornia Consortium: between protection, associationism, and terroir21/09/2023 22:00:00Suvereto and Val Di Cornia Consortium: between protection, associationism, and terroirhttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/suvereto-and-val-di-cornia-consortium-between-protection-associationism-and-terroirSince 2021, the wines of Val Di Cornia have been protected by the Consorzio Suvereto and Val di Cornia. We discussed this with Secretary Daniele Becchi22/09/2023 08:24:45046060Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT Emerging from a desire for unity that aspx286htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Consorzio%20Suvereto%20Val%20di%20Cornia.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-09-21T22:00:00Z
Summer holidays in Tuscany: the colors of a journey through nature, art and wine30/07/2023 22:00:00Summer holidays in Tuscany: the colors of a journey through nature, art and winehttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/summer-holidays-in-tuscany-the-colors-of-a-journey-through-nature-art-and-wineSummer holidays in Tuscany are a must for many Italian and foreign tourists: let's find out why by analyzing the thousand faces of the region31/07/2023 12:27:14036363Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT Tuscany is written, poetry is read aspx425htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Monterufoli%20da%20drone1.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-07-30T22:00:00Z
Small wine glossary for amateurs: here are the terms to know29/06/2023 22:00:00Small wine glossary for amateurs: here are the terms to knowhttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/small-wine-glossary-for-amateurs-here-are-the-terms-to-knowFrom "sweet" wine to "Riserva": in this wine glossary some terms and words of the sector are explained30/06/2023 08:06:1408139Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT Let's face it: how many times, during a aspx965htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Glossario.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-06-29T22:00:00Z
Via Francigena in Tuscany: the most beautiful stages13/04/2023 22:00:00Via Francigena in Tuscany: the most beautiful stageshttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/via-francigena-in-tuscany-the-most-beautiful-stagesA guide to the most famous stages of the Tuscan Via Francigena, to find out how to travel them, what to visit and where to sleep14/04/2023 06:00:37039734Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT From Canterbury to Rome, the Eternal aspx2091htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Viale%20Bolgheri.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-04-13T22:00:00Z
Tuscany in 10 dishes06/04/2023 22:00:00Tuscany in 10 disheshttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/tuscany-in-10-dishesPappardelle, cod alla livornese and ribollita: here are 10 typical dishes of Tuscany and where to taste them13/04/2023 12:19:25037622Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT Tuscany is not "only" ancient villages aspx2952htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Rist.%20La%20Miniera3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-04-06T22:00:00Z
Wine quality: Tenute del Cerro certifies the management of its operating models16/02/2023 23:00:00Wine quality: Tenute del Cerro certifies the management of its operating modelshttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/wine-quality-tenute-del-cerro-certifies-the-management-of-its-operating-modelsNew quality certifications for Tenute del Cerro: let's get to know the new objectives achieved17/02/2023 10:09:47037842Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT We choose it carefully to create refined aspx2512htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Certificazioni.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-02-16T23:00:00Z
Temperature, light, time: all the tips for storing wine correctly02/02/2023 23:00:00Temperature, light, time: all the tips for storing wine correctlyhttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/temperature-light-time-all-the-tips-for-storing-wine-correctlyAll the tips for storing wine while keeping the organoleptic characteristics unaltered03/02/2023 08:54:04037625Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT Who doesn't have at least one bottle of aspx2500htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Bottiglie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2023-02-02T23:00:00Z
"Award-winning" wines to give at Christmas to embellish the Holidays28/11/2022 23:00:00"Award-winning" wines to give at Christmas to embellish the Holidayshttps://www.tenutedelcerro.it/en/estates/monterufoli/news/"award-winning"-wines-to-give-at-christmas-to-embellish-the-holidaysThe selection of wines to give at Christmas among the Tenute del Cerro labels that received prestigious awards in 202229/11/2022 10:36:52039167Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina Monterufoli Colpetrone Tenuta di Montecorona O' di Còlpetrone Pian di Seta Vermentino di Toscana Bio IGT "That" time of the year is approaching aspx2545htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/it/PublishingImages/News/Poggio%20Miniera.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2022-11-28T23:00:00Z