Welcome to Tenuta di Montemassi
This is the invitation we address to all our guests. Tuscany is the land of beautiful landscapes, pretty seaside and hill towns and splendid cities of art.
Immerse yourself in our traditions and live our lifestyle by taking advantage of a holiday in Tuscany, to take home unforgettable memories.
Montemassi is the ideal place to spend your vacation in Tuscany.
Perched on a hill in the heart of the Maremma, the town dominates the upper Bruna valley, offering a wonderful panoramic view that, through the olive groves, vineyards and woods, reaches the Tyrrhenian coast.
Discover our facilities in the countryside and by the sea.
>> LA FATTORIA <<
ideal for those who want to experience the center of Montemassi
The Fattoria della Tenuta di Montemassi is located in the heart of the medieval village of Montemassi.
The three apartments are located on the first floor of the farm, from the ground floor going down the stairs you enter the loggia, where there is a small shared lounge, and a sun terrace where you can cool off in a small above-ground pool of 5x3m.
From here you can admire the whole company until you see the island of Giglio on a clear day.
>> MONTAUZZO <<
ideal for a holiday with your pets
The Podere Montauzzo farmhouse in Maremma (between Roccastrada and Ribolla, 20 km from Follonica and Grosseto) was completely renovated in 2005 with careful restoration and transformation work to welcome guests who can spend unforgettable days here between sea and hills. , in contact with nature but with all the comforts and services appropriate to our times. It is located 500 meters away. from the village of Montemassi, and is equipped with a sunny swimming pool for guests and relaxation corners and a playground for children. It is also possible to rent the entire farmhouse for groups and parties. The farmhouse has 4 spacious self-contained apartments equipped with all comforts.
>> RASPOLLINO <<
ideal for large families or groups of friends
The Podere Raspollino farmhouse in Maremma (between Roccastrada and Ribolla, 20 km from Follonica and Grosseto) is a typical Maremma farmhouse located 1 km from Ribolla built in 1800 and recently restored to offer its guests all the comforts and services of our time. A large garden of 1,500 square meters extends all around the farmhouse and a large loggia is located in the rear part for dining or resting in the shade. In front of it a swimming pool in the shape of two circles of about 12 × 7.
The house is completely fenced and is exclusively rented individually.
A bit of history
The Tenuta di Montemassi derives directly from the Marquisate of Montemassi.
In 1859, when the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was annexed to Piedmont, the new state did not recognize the residual feudal privileges and the last debt-ridden marquis failed! At the auction that followed, my Barabese great-great-grandparents, originally from Tatti, now the municipality of Massa Marittima, bought much of the land, the ruins of the castle and later the Marchionale Palace.
My great-grandfather Raffaello Barabesi, a man of great entrepreneurial skills “appoderò” (divide into the farm) the lands belonging to him, that is, he built or renovated the farmhouses (farms), reclaimed the still unsanitary land and planted vineyards and olive groves, the latter still present today in about 14500 plants.
In 2000 we decided to renovate the “Fattoria” in the center of the town of Montemassi to make three apartments for use as a farmhouse. The building is from the eighteenth century, built on a medieval base, perhaps the circle of the outer walls of the village.
In 2003, the restoration of the Podere Montauzzo began, a large farmhouse consisting of an older and lower part and a larger and more modern one built by the great-grandfather Raffaello at the end of the 19th century. We have created four apartments in 16 beds.
The Raspollino farm, the last one built by Raffaello Barabesi at the beginning of the 20th century, was renovated on the first floor and used as a farmhouse in 2006.
The farm covers about 560 hectares, 230 of which are woodlands (Mediterranean scrub), which are cut in shifts of about 30 years.
The main crop is that of the olive tree spread over over 140 hectares with 14,000 olive trees of which over 10,000 are in production.
The remaining land is arable land and pastures, on the farm there is also a breeding of sheep for meat of about three hundred heads.
Lately the arable land was used for fodder, with the shortage of cereals due to the geopolitical situation, the cultivation of durum wheat will be reintroduced.
Famous for its fortress immortalized by Simone Martini in the “Guidoriccio”, Montemassi is a small town of nearly 200 inhabitants.