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 HISTORY

Le Fontanelle is located in the spectacular countryside of the Orcia valley, which has been renowed since the end of the first millennium as important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome. Le Fontanelle was a ruined peasants' house when it was discovered by the Gonzi family, its current owners.
It attracted them not only because of its large size, but also because of the presence of water, which was almost a miracle for this valley.
They named the farmhouse Le Fontanelle, which means "little springs".
The Gonzi family has lived in the Orcia valley for over 50 years. Because they are enamoured of this area, they decided to devote their lives to farming and to improving the countryside of the valley.
They have renovated other farmhouses, so the same attention to detail and all the lessons learned from previous renovations have been used in this last restoration, finished in 2003: original stone and bricks, terracotta flooring, antiques and Tuscan wood furniture.
Famiglia Gonzi, Podere Spinarello, 43
53026 Monticchiello di Pienza (Siena Tuscany)
Tel. e Fax +39 0578 755096-98
lefontanelle@valdorcia.it
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