My name is Jenny and I come from a town far away. I love horses, and always have, and in 2004 I was able to realise a dream by coming to Tuscany to work with these beautiful creatures. I should have stayed just 6 months, but it turned into a year, then 3….. To meet new friends in a foreign country I decided to follow another of my true passions and joined a Latin American dance course in Colle Val D’Elsa, and at the risk of sounding rather cliché I found love, Mirko!
Mirko is born and bred in the Val D’Elsa, part of the sweet and sour countryside of Siena that is full of beauty and nature in its most characteristic form. Mirko has been in and around the Carline natural park, which is where you find our farmhouse, since he was a child, bought here by his passion for hunting dogs. He is so part of this area that I can quite easily say that he knows the woods better than the roads! If left in a City Mirko would very easily get lost, but take him in the middle of the woods and he will always get away with it!
In 2011 Mirko took over part of the hunting estate here at La Boscaglia. He got me involved in the project, which represented a unique opportunity to live and work how and where I had always dreamed of; in wide open spaces, full of life while at the same time silent and peaceful that you can only find in the countryside.
The moment came when we had to decide wether to take on the whole or just a part of La Boscaglia, we were in complete agreement “all or nothing”! From that moment, this enchanting place continues to seduce me; every time I come back to the farmhouse, as I get closer I feel more and more relaxed, and I am going to work!
Since coming to live here, the inhabitants of the place have grown in number ….and paws! With us we have cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, pheasants….along with wild boar, various types of deer, squirrels, martens, foxes, various birds, falcons….we are definitely a cheerful, very cheerful group!
LOCAL TUSCAN CUISINE
IN OUR RESTAURANT
OUTDOOR BBQ &
"I recommend this magical holiday for those who want to relax and stay in contact with nature. Very nice indeed! "
"An oasis of peace run by two wonderful guys. If you want to find peace and serenity surrounded by nature it is the perfect place!"
"..after visiting such wonderful touristic places as Siena and Florence, we appreciated the swimming-pool. We went to the restaurant and we loved the pizzas prepared by Mirko (good value for money). "