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A delicious Tuscan home made recipe with olives

Salted Olives are a recipe to make during the olive harvest season, so I apologize if I’m a little late for those who would have liked to make it. I’m certainly not late for those who appreciate this tasty appetizer, and maybe want to know some information.
Preserving olives in salt is an infallible method for preserving them all year round, so if you perhaps receive a small jar as a gift, rest assured that you do not have to consume it immediately.
The olives must lose all their liquid and with it the bitter aftertaste. In fact, salt is able to absorb the watery substances of the olives without making them salty!
The first requirement is that the olives are not bruised, but are healthy and fleshy.

Preparation: the freshly picked olives are washed and dried with a clean cloth. take a large container or several large containers, I use large hermetic glass jars for preserving, and with coarse salt – but I use fine Volterra salt which is very moist-
So make a layer of olives and a layer of salt, a layer of olives and one of salt. Continue until you leave 2 cm from the closure of the jar, so that you can also close it and shake it.
Keep the salt in the olives for 10 days, taking care to remove the vegetation water that will come out of the olives every day. The olives will also change color. They will be ready when they have completely lost their bitterness.
So …. the operation is simple, but it takes patience and method!
If they are not ready after 10 days, wash them and repeat the operation. Then keep them in salt until they are ready.
When they are sweet, wash them to remove the excess salt, drain them well and then dry them with a clean cloth.
Once dry, transfer them into the glass jar and dress them with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. They can be flavored with garlic, rosemary, mint, orange or lemon peel.
The jars can be stored in the fridge, in the cellar, as long as it is a cool and dark place.


The rolling Tuscan hills, the farm vineyard, the basket with typical sandwiches, Statiano wine, the sunset … we are not dreaming! This is the picnic in the vineyard at sunset that we have organized for you, for your friends, for your family on our farm.

Starting from June 2022, every Wednesday for those staying at our facility, and on Saturdays for outsiders who have booked a snack, there will be the opportunity to take a walk in the vineyard at sunset and taste the typical local products, sipping a glass of wine.

The cost of the picnic with a visit to the vineyard at sunset is € 15 per person and the basket includes:


a sandwich, with Montegemoli bread, with finocchiona (typical Tuscan salami), or with cheese;

a sandwich, with Montegemoli bread, with omelette, with 0 km eggs, flavored with our herbs;

a seasonal fruit;


a glass of Statiano wine;

a fruit juice (for teenagers and children)


For children up to 5 years the picnic is free, for children aged 5 to 14 the cost is € 8.

Hurry to book!

For information: [email protected]

tel +39 3385057879






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Tasting wine weekend

Discover the world of Statiano,  and the  deep secrets  of its wines. Here there are our #WeekendDiDegustazione or Tasting wine weekend, for a relaxing weekend spent sipping good wines and local  products.

Offer Price  € 260.00 per couple.

Description  of the event:

Friday: arrival at the farm.

6.30 pm.:  Tasting of a local product, as for example, the salami of Pomarancino lamb, the Fettunta with extra virgin olive oil, the original Pappa al Pomodoro, the Pecorino( a ship cheese) of Balze Volterrane, telling its story, pairing it with our Sangiovese wine. . Free dinner.

Saturday:  8.30/11.00 a.m: Breakfast with local and genuine products. free day, 

We will recommend some paths out of beaten tracks, with or without trained guides, or visit to the historic and characteristic neighboring villages. 

Sunday: 8.30/11 a.m.Breakfast with typical local and genuine products. 

12.30 Sunday lunch Italian Style alla gathered- if possible – at the same table. If it would not be possible, we will anyway serve you at your table delicious typical Italian style food.

We remind you that booking is mandatory and we kindly ask you to communicate in advance if there are allergies and / or intolerances.

Enjoy your relax with Tasting wine weekend!

The Statiano farmhouse is a small family-owned business. In the 1950s, Ettore Castaldi bought the Statiano farm, with its 70 hectares of fields and woods, and the old farmhouse dating back to 1750. In 2001, the farmhouse was renovated giving life to the Statiano farmhouse, thus realizing the dream of living in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.



Hurry to book!

For information: [email protected]

tel +39 3385057879







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Starting from every Friday until Wednesday morning.

The offer is available from 7th May to 24th of June and from 2nd of September to 7th of October 2022.

Cooking lessons in a farmhouse in Tuscany! Genuine, everyday dishes produced in Tuscan kitchens for family gathering and every day sensorial delights selecting ingredients in season preparing and cooking all to be tasted and enjoyed by all.

Spend Your days in Tuscany to enjoy Italian and Tuscan cuisine in a Real Farm!

We will learn to make: Fettuccine,  potatoes and semolina gnocchi, ravioli, and “ribollita”, we will taste local cheese and ham.

Moreover, there will be the opportunity to meet people coming from other parts of the world and other nations!


1030,00 € for 5 nights for 2 people.

For a couple with a non cooking friend or partner, the price is 965,00€, as non cooking partners will participate in lunches.

Our offer for 2 people includes:

5 nights in a double room € 420 for 2 people.

5 delicious breakfasts for two people with moka coffee, tea, herbal tea, yogurt, juices, cereals and only local milk, fruits, homemade jams, tasty cookies and cakes included in room price.

5 dinners at the farm at 300 € for 2 people

3 cooking lessons lasting 2h and 30 minutes each. Total cost € 300,00 for 3 lessons for 2 people with lunch included.

The first class will be dedicated to pasta making, the second to wine and the third to the Italian antipasto.

A visit to the Cecina food market, one of the larger markets in Tuscany, with an incredible variety of food. we reach the market by our own car. The market is only on Tuesday.

Visit to Viti Palace in Volterra at 10 € at the entrance for one person.



–arrival and welcome aperitive with Statiano wine,“bruschette” with extra virgin olive oil, local “pecorino” cheese and marmalade of apple quince and grapes.

– Double bedrooms will have fresh “fiori di campo” (wild fresh flowers) in May and June, a basket with locals and organic fresh fruit, and the possibility to make a delicious espresso in their bedroom.

In the common area, everyday from 5 o’clock p.m., guests will find a buffet with lemon water, ginger hot infusion, water and a fresh cake or homemade biscuits.

-Dinners from 7,30 dinners at the farm. with the sunset..


–Breakfast from 8.30 to 10.00 a.m

-at 11.00 we will have a trek around the farm, walking along the Fiascolla stream and in the woods, and having a picnic near the vineyard.

-From 2 pm you can move to Volterra on Your own and guests can do a tour of  Volterra on their own. It is such an incredible town!

– at 4.00 pm meeting point at Piazza dei Priori, Consorzio Turistico to visit Palazzo Viti with its marvellous collection until 5.30 p.m.

– back to the agriturismo.

– 7,30  p.m dinner at the farm with the view of the sunset.


– breakfast from 8.30 a.m to 10.00 a.m

– 11.30 / 13.00 cooking lesson: handmade pasta: ravioli, gnocchi and Fettuccine. We will enjoy our pasta all together for lunch.

– 5/7,00 pm cooking lesson: how to prepare a nice and quick italian aperitivo.

-8.00 p.m dinner at the farm


– Breakfast from 8.30 to 10 a.m

-11.00/1.00 pm:  tasting wine, some points on how our wine  is produced, some historical story telling about Sangiovese,  how to preserve its flavor and chemical substances, how to possibly drink it..

Time to visit San Gimignano, the with its medieval towers at only 60 minutes by car, or Bolgheri with its famous wine at only 30 minutes from here, or to visit the Baratti Gulf with its sandy beach and its etruscan necropolis at only 30 minutes’ drive, of last but not least, the nearby castle of Querceto with its wonderful view, especially for the e-bike lovers and wine lovers.

– at 7.30 p.m dinner at the farm.


–breakfast from 8.00 to 9.00

– transfer to Cecina to visit the local food market and buy food to prepare an apericena.

– 5.00 pm how to prepare a quick and memorable “apericena”


Hurry to Book!

tel +39 3385057879

mail: [email protected]






Detox package

Fresh and seasonal ingredients, quick cooking, infusion of wild herbs, a few more hours of sleep and many walks in nature to get out of the daily routine made up of stressful schedules, regular commitments, city traffic and smog. The detox package is a package that invites you to detoxify yourself from the overexertion that we often face. The encounter with Tuscan nature, with its enormous spaces, will certainly be of great help, an excellent cure-all.

  • Free parking
  • Welcome drink with our wines and various appetizers.
  • bath products with Tuscan extra virgin olive oil
  • free wifi


Breakfast served with local products and prepared on the farm or by local and Tuscan producers: organic yogurt, kefir, organic milk, sweets and biscuits prepared with organic flour, our quince jam and grape or rose jam, honey from the company, organic cereals, products for celiacs, Tuscan bread, Tuscan focaccia, fresh Tuscan cheeses or cold cuts, tea and coffee, fresh mint tea and lemon balm

Complimentary farm basket containing farm zolfini beans cooked in jars and pear jam with chilli both produced on the farm. The jam is perfect to accompany cheeses. Also, if the weather is nice, breakfast will be served on the terrace! Breakfasts will be served at the table according to the anticovid protocols. Breakfast time is from 8 to 10.30

You can choose to stay two days, three days, or as long as you like!

You will have the opportunity every day to:


take a walk along the river, away from technology, and immersed in the natural river environment, and where the bee-eaters nest or where the fauna of the Mediterranean scrub comes to drink.

have a healthy breakfast with products from the farm, from the valley, and with organic farming products.

book a snack in the vineyard at sunset, our novelty. Follow us, you will find out what it is!

book another company novelty: Sunday lunch!

take a cooking class and have fun with us making pasta.


The prices are:

  1. a) starting from € 80.00 per night in a double room with breakfast included for 2 people
  2. b) long weekend: 3 days 2 nights: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. € 160.00 including breakfast for 2 people.
  3. c) If you intend to stay five days, the price is € 390.00 instead of € 400.00
  4. d) For stays of one week or more, we apply a promotional discount of 10% valid for bookings until April 10th.


Picnic in the vineyard at sunset: € 15.00 per person.


Cooking lessons where we will have fun preparing fresh pasta: 2 hours of pasta preparation and final lunch starting from 11 in the morning at € 32.00 per person

The lessons will be held if the anticovid protocols allow it.


Hurry to book!

For information: [email protected]

tel 3385057879


Offer valid from 7 May to 15 June 2022 and frm 2nd September to 15 October 22






COVID_19. At Statiano Nature doesn’t give up!

“Let hope antidote to fear

Let solidarity the antidote to blame

let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat”


The recent spread of Covid19 into Italy has caused concern with travellers.

Marking this some moment, the world Health Organization reminded all Countries and Communities that the spread of this virus be significantly slowed and even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities.

And we should never give up!

Here are some resources to which you can checks the state of facts:

Italy is struggling its battle and we are sure that all the Community will overcome the matter.

Dr Dina Pfeifer, in charge of Clinical management and team lead, highlighted Italy’s commitment since the beginning.

Here in Statiano we have thought what to say about for three long days, because we want to say something to our friends and guests that come and visit Statiano, but anything was meaningless and useless.

Until Paolo arrived  triumphantly showing us the first piece of propolis mixed with wax – bees are working furiously, we are going to have a lot of honey this year!

At Statiano Nature doesn’t give up! She is slowing awaking, preparing cradles and sweet presents, surprises and even challenges, and we have to be ready to make all going on. 

Nature doesn’t hurry, just accomplish, the clock of the Nature being punctual and precise.

Every year we start again, taking care of the vineyard, making  wine, picking up olives, making extra virgin olive oil, taking care of the bees, and making honey, taking care of the land and making landscapes, although such unforeseen circumstances are affecting economically our job.

Why this should mean something to you?

Most of you have previously stayed at Statiano.

You certainly know how we are passionate of our work and devoted to animals, how we pay attention to details and never give up tp to promote our wonderful land.

But mostly, we strive to make our guests happy, motivated, and to preserve a good memory  of their stay. It is, we believe, the right way to reach our mission, to promote rural community and rural landscapes.

Moreover we want to increase the alliance and friendship with our guests by creating 5 vouchers, each of them can be activated 15 days before the arrival- if there are the availability at Statiano- until July 2021.

We decided that Statiano will start to host from 23rd of April 2020, for Easter we will be closed.


  1. Cooking lessons in Tuscany


The offer is available all year from May to June and from September to October. Activate it.

Cooking lessons in a farmhouse in Tuscany! Genuine, everyday dishes produced in Tuscan kitchens for family gathering and every day sensorial delights selecting ingredients in season preparing and cooking all to be tasted and enjoyed by all.

Spend Your days in Tuscany to enjoy Italian and Tuscan cuisine in a Real Farm!

We will learn to make: Fettuccine, gnocchi, ravioli, and “ribollita”, we will taste local cheese and ham.

Moreover, there will be the opportunity to meet people coming from other part of the world and other nationality!

976 € for 5 nights for 2 people.


2- A dip in the crystal clear waters of the Masso delle Fanciulle 2 days 1 night

Short guided excursion along one of the most beautiful waterways in Tuscany: the “Masso delle Fanciulle” which ends with a dip in the crystal clear water of this waterfall in the heart of the Berignone park.

From 17/7 to 31/07 2020 from 17/07 to 31/07 2021

Stay on the farm with breakfast, picnic in the vineyard for lunch and dinner with local products, guided tour of the Masso delle Fanciulle

€ 206.00 1 night 2 days.

    1. tasting weekend 2 nights 3 days

    A long weekend in the Tuscan countryside near Volterra, to taste a local wine, the Igt Montecastelli from the Fattoria di Statiano. Activated in May, June, October 2020 any day and May, June, October 2021

    On the evening of arrival, welcome drink and dinner at the farm with local products

    The next day, breakfast and immediately after visit to the guided vineyard. And a walk along the banks of the Rio Trossa, a stream with crystal clear waters and a flora still very singular and characteristic within the company. Packed lunch on the riverbed.

    Free afternoon

    17.30 tasting starts three Statiano vintages, one Gallo del Botrone.

    Dinner at the farm.

    Sunday: breakfast on the farm

    short story of the Tuscan Sangiovese


    2 stays in a double room, 1 aperitif, breakfast, visit to the vineyard and to the river, packed lunch, breakfast

    290,00 € 2 people.


4. Five days of well-being with the Qi Gong in Tuscany.

Qi, the breath of life.

In Eastern culture, it represents the energy that permeates the entire cosmos and manifests itself in all living beings.

We are waiting for you from 5 to 10 May 2020 and from 20 to 25 June 2020, from 28 August to 2 September 2020 and from 5 to 10 May 2021 at the Qigong seminar. Run to book, limited places!

Info and costs:


  1. Two days in the Etruscan valley

2 nights and 3 days in the Cecina valley, in the fascinating Etruscan valley.

Stay in May, June and September 2020 and from April 15 to June 30 2021.

The farm, 90 hectares at the foot of the hills that host the Monterufoli park, is rich in resources: the vineyard, the wine, the discovery of edible wild herbs, the proximity to the city of Volterra and the beach.

A two night stay with breakfast

 € 150.00 for two people in panoramic double room.

Come and do your shopping in Val di Cecina!

As good farmers we often go to “buy” in the Cooperative or the Agricultural Consortium.

We find everything we need to run our company and beyond. In fact, here we sell wheat and our agricultural products.

In spring, spending in the Cooperative is tempting: in fact there are all the plants for the garden: at least 8 varieties of tomatoes, and others of peppers, aromatic plants, and flowers to adorn the garden.

Furthermore, entering the shop, it is possible to find a whole sector of sale of the members’ products: from an excellent tomato sauce to cream to make at home the typical Tuscan crouton, with the certainty that a small artisan producer was preparing it.

There are also all the products for cleaning the house at an advantageous price.

In short, a reality that surely you don’t find at home and that you should take advantage of.

We will be happy to tell you how to get there.

Wooow! Val di Cecina has got a complete trekking lover’s website!

Trekking lovers!

Val di Cecina has got a complete trekking lover’s website!

The guide of  Val di Cecina outdoors is going to be ready soon!

This is the link:

Stay tuned!




Our Contacts: 

tel +39 3385057879

mail: [email protected]





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Wilde life at Statiano The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa.

This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.hese bee-eaters are gregarious—nesting colonially in sandy banks, preferably near river shores, usually at the beginning of May.
They make a relatively long tunnel, in which they lay five to eight spherical white eggs around the beginning of June. Both male and female care for the eggs, which they brood for about three weeks. They also feed and roost communally.

This bird breeds in open country in warmer climates. As the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps, and hornets. They catch insects in flight, in sorties from an open perch. Before eating a bee, the European bee-eater removes the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface. It can eat around 250 bees a day.[citation needed]

A study found that European bee-eaters “convert food to body weight more efficiently if they are fed a mixture of bees and dragonflies than if they eat only bees or only dragonflies.
At Statiano they arriving in group, we count about 40 of them! You can watch them around the pool, flying together the swallows while catching the flyes !

If you are a passionate birth- watcher, or wilde life reader, we invite you to visit Statiano!

– 2 nights and 3 days at Statiano in double rooms in June: 65,00 € per night including breakfast per          couple.
– 1 dinner with typical Tuscan food at 25,00 € per person’per dinner

Family holidays!

3 nights and 4 days  in June!

-380,00 €  total amount for an apartment with 2 double -rooms and a lounge outside!

Including a trekking along the wild Trossa stream serching for bee eater nests!

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