Sibilla, the happy owner of the Ebbio estate, has always switched between the city and the countryside. Moving between the two spheres to further embark on a conquest of the world, the route to Monteriggioni’s vast expanses was convoluted, before she eventually settled own there for good two years ago. A need to “give something back” after having had the opportunity to work with some of the finest luxury brands. Sibilla’s guiding star is her mother, Francesca. Nicknamed Nirdosh, it is her extraordinary personality that makes Ebbio what it is. A family home that dates back to the thirteenth century, transformed into an estate that combines agriculture and tourism. With an abundance of dedication and passion, Sibilla, Francesca and the entire Ebbio team set to work to make this corner of Tuscany a landmark for people looking for a more conscious relationship with their food and with nature in particular. The destination is a centre of meditation and a kind of Noah’s ark, built around a sustainable way of life where animals and humans cohabit seamlessly. A kind of spiritual and physical retreat, made perfect by the attention lavished on the decor. Consciously styled, without being over the top. Just the essentials. Fabrics and objects with an emotional significance, with a smattering of carpets and wall hangings on the white walls. A tone that brings out the best of the period parquet flooring. As a haven of peace and joyfulness, Ebbio celebrates the rhythm of life throughout its existence. The birth of a foal, the harvest from the kitchen garden that we are about to embark upon with Valentina, Ebbio’s cook – or the fulfilment that you get (or perhaps, get back) after taking part in a yoga class. One of the property’s many specialities. All of which can be found among the olive groves and winding hillsides that make the location so special, on the road between Florence and Pisa.
Ebbio, Strada del Gallinaio 9 – 53035 Monteriggioni. Reservations can be made by telephone on +39 391 43 070 22 and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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