March 9, 2016

A Cooking Tuscan retreat

Spend your Italian holiday in an original Tuscan  Country house in Tuscany, Cetona.

Something more than an hour by Rome and Florence, few minutes by Chiusi Chianciano train station, only 8 km far.

Hospitality, food and cooking technique, traditions and exquisite menus, in an antique farmhouse in Siena nighborhoods, at Cetona.
A countryside vacation among tuscan natural landscapes surrounded by his village’s culture, and authentic traditional tastes

Enjoy your Italian holiday with a real chef/host ready to offer you daily cooking classes, and private dinners.

The main house consist of 400 mq, two floors, double living room with fire place, fully equipped kitchen, pool table, library,  WIFI, it is perfect for a family up  to six persons.

Plus, one cottage fully equipped  per two persons.

You will experience a  Cooking Tuscan retreat unforgettable!


Pressman, talented and enthusiastic chef, he hosts in his farmhouse Poggiosecco, guests fond of good way of living, of traditional foodstuffs, visiting and experiencing nature and artistic legacy of the country
Jornalist’s maison de chambre / From” Ville & Casali” Italian magazine
He approaches stoves in the same way of fencing ( he has been a professional athlete ).
PL , roman born, journalist, TV programme author, converted his passion for cooking into a real job, studying and deepening this topic.
People with a fine palate such as Duccio Trombadori, Stefano Marroni, Mimma Nocelli and Franco di Mare bring honour to his table.
The wish to escape from the crowded town, find a life reason in the elegant family country house Poggiosecco at Cetona. A Cooking Tuscan retreat. In a 12 hectares large property, Paolo and his brother produce olive oil, wine and honey. And here comes the change.
He started a few years ago, with a project named “home cooking”, who join a sophisticated kitchen, hosting and cooking classes.
“I’ve decided to open and share my place” he explains ” to experience delicatessen built on topics and taste coupling. I can be inspired by seasonal products such as from good literature pages written by Italian authors: Fenoglio, Camilleri and still others, telling stories of Italian recipes.
His passion was supported by his first cooking contest at the age of nine, and step by step his job as a pressman, run side by side, also jointly with his mate Franco di Mare, anchorman of the Italian TV  show “La Vita In Diretta”.
Together they created the “tarda di pesce”, a kind of home pasta, stuffed with fish broth, monkfish and shrimps.
Definitively a “Maison de Charme”, ten beds, subjects dinners and didactic afternoons spent in the big kitchen warmed up by the fireplace and the food fragrance.
Deeped into one of the most authentic areas of Tuscan lands. “Must have” destination of landscape painters, Cetona is one of the most desired villeges by the Italian “Gran Tour” lovers.
Between Rome and Florence, is located in a strategic point, that easly allows to reach the main cultural sites of Tuscany, Latium and Umbria.
It overlocks The Valdichiana landscape offering uncessant view of hillocks and cultivated fields. surrounded by cypresses rows.
The age-old mark of a careful and respected beloved nature.