OUR STORY

Il Baciarino Agriturismo in Vetulonia Maremma

THE STORY

It all began with the vision of Il Baciarino's founders, Andrea and Clelia,
upon first discovering the steep hillside property below the Etruscan village of Vetulonia
with its endless views of surrounding wild nature and the Tyrhennian Sea in the distance
~ envisioning to build a home on the land
and eventually share the experience of this unique location with others.

A labor of love project in collaboration,
the vision for Il Baciarino was guided by their shared passion for simplicity
and a life in faith and harmony with nature.

Two crumbled sheep shelters nestled into the old growth grove were sustainably rebuilt,
turned into minimalist accommodations
and Il Baciarino first opened its doors to guests in 2012.

Over the next years three more structures were added to the agriturismo,
each restored with Andrea's craftsmanship and Clelia's unique architectural vision
~ and all enjoying endless views of Maremma’s surrounding nature.


THE PEOPLE

Andrea grew up in a family of fishermen in nearby Castiglione della Pescaia,
fishing on the family boat and later working at the family's local fish shop.
Presenting the daily catch along with his creative seafood recipes to customers,
he began nurturing a passion for cooking that eventually turned into "Cucina di Andrea"
through which he shares seasonal cooking with his guests at Il Baciarino.

Clelia passed unexpectedly in 2017. With the incredible help of friends and family, Andrea continued to share the Baciarino experience with guests from all over the world, many of them repeat return guests.

In 2019, Andrea found love again and his new wife Chandra, an artist and teacher offering artistic retreats and classes in Canada and Italy, has joined him in dreaming about how to share this beautiful piece of the wild Tuscan landscape with you, our Baciarino family.

And there is Rita, Clelia’s mother, the reigning queen of the agriturismo,
a wise signora with a heart of gold who may be slow on her feet,
but who enjoys the attention of Il Baciarino’s agriturismo guests.

Together we look forward to welcoming you to Vetulonia soon!

Agriturismo Il Baciarino



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