A Place of Rest
Originally an olive oil mill, each of Relais La Chiusa’s eighteen rooms offer you a place to rest and relax after a day of exploring Tuscany. Every room is unique and has all the comforts of a luxury hotel. Located in Montefollonico and 9 minutes from Montepulciano. Enjoy the beautiful views of Montepulciano and Monte Amiata as you stroll the rolling hills that lead to our 1000-tree olive grove and vineyard. Return to your room each evening to turn down service and a sweet treat!
Garden to Table Menu
The large kitchen is the heart of our restaurant. Once shared by several families, our kitchen welcomes guests all day. Our contemporary Italian and Mediterranean menu is created from fresh products, grown or produced by us, or local producers that are seasonal. We use vegetables only at the time of year when they grow in nature, ensuring each plate is delicious and flavorful.
Garden to Table Tuscan Restaurant
Our cuisine is the fruit of a long experience that starts with the traditions of Tuscany and looks to those of the modern world that makes our food complete, balanced, and in harmony with the seasons. We use fresh products of the highest quality, bringing to the table the work and passion of those who believe in what they produce.
Our secret is simplicity. Simplicity is a must when mastering the subtle techniques of fine cooking. Simplicity means only the essentials, and the highest quality of fresh produce. It means tradition infused with creative intuition.
Create a Culinary Masterpiece
We invite you to join us in our medieval hill-top village for a week of cooking and delicious meals where the women of the village are masters of traditional rustic Italian cooking. It is their art. They will endear you with their skills and laughter in the kitchen. Our teachers use the same recipes their grandmothers, or “Nonnas,” as we say in Italy, used. This is a unique experience; nothing has changed for generations, this is the way women in Tuscany have cooked for hundreds of years. It is truly magical to see Tuscan women cook!
With so much to do in Tuscany, we want to share some of our favorite places to visit. We are within an hour’s drive of many fabulous and famous destinations. We are the perfect place to stay as you explore the region. Let us help plan your perfect trip. Click an image below for more information.