Love at first sight
The Sole Company was born about forty years ago, when aunt Alessandra found an artical in the Corriere della Sera journal. For years she had dreamed of moving from Milan to Tuscany, but she had not yet been able to find the place that suited her. When she discovered the Sole she fell in love at first sight. And he moved there without even waiting for the heating system to be completed. It was Christmas Eve 1986.
Some say that ours was a squared choice. First aunt Alessandra. Then I, who chose to live here with my family. I wanted to contribute and bring new energy into the company. My husband, Santiago, was also spurring me on. My dream of creating a farm soon became his. So I participated in the incentive projects of the European Community with the same spirit with which I bought a lottery ticket: you hope to win, but you don’t believe it all the way. Instead one incentive, we won 4. It was a sign that our dream was coming true.
And so we said goodbye to Argentine Patagonia, where we ran a hotel, and moved here, to put down roots in Val d’Orcia with our young children.
To give shape to the dream thought my brother Filippo, who is an architect by profession, but perhaps, deep down, is an archaeologist of emotions. Ours, at least. It was he who oversaw the restoration of the farmhouse, recovering its memory and soul, not only the original structure and materials.
The vibrations that came out of his drawings gave us a vision of the future every time. We already imagined ourselves here, thinking about the day we would open, the guests to welcome, the new memories to build with children, dogs, friends.
It was time to go home, in the farmhouse of summer holidays, horseback riding, sunsets in front of which every dream is a possibility. Yes, it was really time to return to what for me has always been mine, indeed, our place in the world”.
Originally belonging to the de Gori family, who extended their properties to the Maremma, the farmhouse was the only one in the area to be surrounded by olive trees. And it was also the only place where you could find Chianina cattle.
Agriturismo Sole, which offers bed & breakfast service and small meals for guests only, is perfectly integrated into the landscape. From its position at the top of the hill it offers views of extraordinary charm with the colors of nature that change at any time of the day and in every season of the year. The most exciting moment? The sunset with its colors that inspired the name Sun.
Outside the farmhouse has the classic façade in local stone, the result of a skilful conservative restoration carried out through the recovery of the materials of the old shed (stones, bricks), tiles and original volumes.