Tenuta San Carlo is a farm like no other.

Located in the heart of Maremma in Southern Tuscany, our land is still largely untamed and natural. It is a place where wild animals roam and the colors of the sunset awaken your soul.

Along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Tenuta San Carlo extends from the beach through marshlands, pine forests, and open fields.

The way we grow food reflects the environment that surrounds us. Our approach to food is simple: Eat what you grow. Raise animals outside. Listen to and follow nature.

As the third generation in our family to steward this land, we know first-hand the importance of ensuring that what we do today creates a better future – for our children, for our health, for our planet.

Join us as we grow and enjoy good food from the earth, explore nature, and build a more sustainable way to live.

We hope to see you soon. A presto!

— Ariane & Samantha Lotti

an authentic agriturismo experience

Tenuta San Carlo’s location along the Mediterranean coast and within the Natural Regional Park of Maremma offers guests a variety of unique activities and amenities all in one place, including:

  • Direct beach access through the property
  • Bird watching and wildlife viewing
  • Biking and walking paths
  • A family-friendly environment
  • Horseback riding (reservation required) ***
  • Restaurant that features farm-grown food

relax in nature

Tenuta San Carlo offers a unique getaway for couples and families, nature-lovers, and travelers wanting to discover the natural side of Tuscany through agritourism.

You stay in restored farmhouse apartments within a nature reserve along the Mediterranean coast.

With direct beach access, exceptional bird-watching, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities, Tenuta San Carlo is the ideal escape.

Being in the heart of Italy means being at the center of world-class wine-country. Explore many nearby vineyards and local wineries, and enjoy endless bottles of Tuscan wine.

a learning farm

Our agriturismo experience is full-immersion. You can pick vegetables for dinner, help feed some of our farm animals, and learn about what it means to have your hands in the dirt.

Discover some of the most beautiful areas that Maremma has to offer and hidden areas of the farm by horse, or grab a bike and head down to the beach through pine-tree-lined dirt roads – no matter what time of year.

Tenuta San Carlo lies within the Maremma Natural Park, a protected area of ecological, historical, and cultural significance.

Spending time here means immersing yourself in the Italian countryside and its characteristic elements: beautiful landscapes, excellent food, and biodiversity.

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restaurant on the farm

restaurant on tuscany farm

Tenuta San Carlo’s restaurant features the freshest ingredients grown and raised on the farm using organic methods. We offer typical Tuscan dishes, and our menu is seasonal and changes daily.

We offer breakfast and dinner options for guests staying on the farm. Breakfast is a continental breakfast that includes freshly baked breakfast cake and bread, local jams and honeys, cereal, yogurt and fruit, and eggs (available upon request).

Dinner is a full Italian-style meal with an appetizer, first and second courses, side dishes, and dessert.

Water, wine, and coffee are included.

Reservations are required for dinner.

good food is the heart everything we do

Eating a meal made from fresh, seasonal ingredients with friends and family is the most Italian experience you can have.

During your stay, join us for a traditional Tuscan meal made from the freshest ingredients grown and raised on our farm.

What do we mean by fresh and seasonal?

A ripe, juicy tomato from our vegetable gardens in August on homemade pasta, with mozzarella, or on its own.

Just-foraged mushrooms from the pine forest in October in a risotto, on pappardelle, or in a lasagna. Just-pressed olive oil from our olive grove simply with bread. Beef from our pastured-raised cows.

It is food straight from the earth.

transitioning to organic farming

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have started the multi-year transition to organic production. While not yet certified, we grow our crops and raise our animals following strict organic regulations.

sustainable grains

We grow our grains with the care of a mother for her child. For our rice, wheat, and other grains to be healthy and grow up well, we focus on making sure that they have what they need every step of the way – from pre-planting through to harvest.

pasture-raised and heritage cows

Our heritage cows are truly happy cows. They live outside all year long, graze on fresh pastures and in our pine forests, and munch exclusively on feed that we grow in our fields.

restaurant on the farm

Tenuta San Carlo is a beautiful setting for any great event you have in mind. We offer apartment rentals with meals for you to enjoy a magnificent stay where we take care of you, your family and friends while you celebrate!

Tenuta San Carlo’s restaurant features the freshest ingredients grown and raised on the farm using organic methods. We offer typical Tuscan dishes, and our menu is seasonal and changes daily.

We offer breakfast and dinner options for guests staying on the farm. Breakfast is a continental breakfast that includes freshly baked breakfast cake and bread, local jams and honeys, cereal, yogurt and fruit, and eggs (available upon request).

Dinner is a full Italian-style meal with an appetizer, first and second courses, side dishes, and dessert.

Water, wine, and coffee are included.

Reservations are required for dinner.

join our family at tenuta san carlo

We asked our guests, “How did you enjoy your time on the farm and your experience of Tuscany?” Here are a few of the countless stories …

“so many animals!”

4 amazing days spent in this place totally immersed in nature and rich with many animals! Excellent meals and prepared with great care. We will definitely come back.

-SILVIA SORZI

“great “family” reunion”

We attended a “Family” birthday party and the owners keep it that way. With nearly 30 people from all over the world at Tenuta San Carlo. We were treated like Royalty. The food was farm fresh and wonderful, Homemade breakfasts including blueberry yogurt and french toast. Dinners were incredible including roast pig.

-TED G

“sacred land”

The land is sacred and the owners keep it that way. Pristine water, yummy foods grown right there, amazing family staff that cares deeply …

-CATHY S | “Bella!”

“wonderful everything!”

We celebrated in this gorgeous place today the first communion of our son! Great lunch…. great service…. wonderful everything! Thank you!

-ALESSIA MARCHETTI

photo gallery

Our Rice Hits the Teenage Years

Despite the summer heat, our rice is growing! Our rice has hit the flowering stage, which I think of as the teenage years. The crop is established and growing, and there is no longer a question about germination and the initial phases of growth during which it can be...
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Our Rice is for Sale on the Farm!

It has been a week of record-high temperatures and sweltering heat here in Maremma, but we persist (in the cooler hours of the day). Our transition-to-organic, grown-with-lots-of-love rice is (finally) for sale! We’ve got two types: white rice perfect for risotto (try...
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My Local Farmer’s Association and The Importance of Community

I have written before about how successful farming takes a community. Without networks, farming would be practically impossible. A critical part of my network here is the local chapter of the national farmer’s association -- Confagricoltura. And so I was honored when...
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