The medieval tower that sits atop the
castello seemed to beckon us as we drove up the mile-long path from the
entrance gates of Tenuta di
to the main house of this centuries-old agricultural
property, which lies just outside of Siena.

We had the pleasure of spending a few days at this wonderful family-friendly agriturismo property, which sits under the Tuscan sun and is part of the Spannocchia Foundation and Associazione Castello di Spannocchia.  
The little ladies at Tenuta di Spannocchia.
The mission of the foundation is
to provide and promote educational and research activities on ecological
and cultural history at Spannocchia. 
The medieval tower serves as a landmark of the area. 
During the high season, Spannocchia offers
a number of tours, tastings and classes, and we ambitiously signed up for
several, including a pasta workshop, olive oil tasting, wine production tour
and tasting and an historical tour of the property

Spannocchia produced olive oil and wine.  
The little ladies making then devouring pasta.  
The table is prepared for the wine tasting. 

Read more about our time at Spannocchia at Ciao Bambino.
Also read about our trip to Spannoccia
on the auto train and our day trip to the Chianti wine region