TRAVEL CONSCIOUS / INVEST IN YOUR WELLBEING
Your best slowdown
San Gimignano, Toscana, Italy
Vegan Agrivilla I Pini
Photo: Vegan Agrivilla I Pini
Text credit: Slowdown Hotels
Practicing slow living culture and cultivating presence in every moment is a perfect match with our concept. Agrivilla I Pini is a getaway to where the landscape forms a pure meditative atmosphere and where the hosts are passionate to provide a sincere and unique experience so that you may feel safe and welcome. Here you will experience the return to your best self as you fall in with the rhythm of nature that will naturally slow you down and let you breathe easily.
“A stay at I Pini is like being welcomed into someone’s home in the Tuscan countryside. When you enter, you are immediately greeted by the deep, sweet smells of their wholesome cuisine."
Slowdown value: Property 100% committed to environmental consciousness
Tranquility and luxury are a gift of simplicity. In the heart of Toscana, just a glimpse away from the medieval town of San Giminiano, Agrivilla I Pini runs its own story and preserves this beautiful landscape as the biggest treasure. And at Slowdown Hotels this is one of our main sought-after values, to find places where people still work with their hands and where one can feel the passion put into everyday living. Hopefully, such places also acknowledge people how much work must be put into land, environment, and architecture when we want to be conscious about more sustainable living.
Slowdown value: Vegan hotel and organic farmhouse
But therein lies the beauty. Where people devote their life to better living, there you can enjoy this pure and beautiful life. At I Pini you can immerse in their carefully cultivated Mediterranean garden, which becomes your retreat and rejuvenation. You will find olive and fruit trees, heirloom varieties of vegetables, grape vines, and medicinal herbs – everything grown on a land teeming with life.
Being declared as a vegan Villa and organic farmhouses literally mean that they exclusively transform local produce, directly from their garden or neighboring small farms. They use carefully selected, wholesome food (like integral sea salt, whole grains, stone-milled flours made of old grain varieties that contain little gluten, etc). No refined sugars nor refined grains. Everything they make is made from scratch.
"Cultivate presence and turn your attention to the beauty of everyday life."
AGRIVILLA I PINI
"Allow your body, mind, and soul to reset and return to their essence."
AGRIVILLA I PINI
Slowdown value: Minimalist aesthetic
Allow yourself to feel only what is important and let go of the rest. Here the interiors of the rooms are rustic and a reflection of an elegant minimalist aesthetic. After the renovation in 2018, I Pini become famous for its original, efficient and sustainable approach toward its entire environment - interior and exterior. They managed to create the most energy efficient and sustainable environment possible using locally sourced materials
With several approaches like the insolation of the walls made of a mixture of clay, hemp, and rice husks they created a better and healthier living. The furniture is their passion, so they only placed high-quality and handmade items – from refurbished vintage furniture to handmade terracotta tiles to hand-sewn linens.
"Agrivilla I Pini was renovated in 2018 and today is well known after their elegant minimal aesthetic, using only high quality, handmade items – from the refurbished vintage furniture to the handmade terracotta tiles to the hand-sewn linens.” AGRIVILLA I PINI
Slowdown value: Slow-living hideaway in the bioregion of Tuscany.
A stay at I Pini is like being welcomed into someone’s home in the Tuscan countryside. An elegant and meditative atmosphere allows guests to rest, replenish and return home to their best selves, a return to present moment.
I Pini is guided by the HORTUS quality seal, which reflects its values towards protecting the integrity of its natural environment and culture. In all that they do, they prioritize products, services, and experiences that are sustainable, seasonal, organic, vegan, and handmade. By cultivating all that is colorful, slow, and unique, they’ve upheld the natural and cultural traditions of their bioregion in the heart of Tuscany.
Slowdown value: Plant-based farm restaurant
100% Vegan, 100% Organic, Always.
Get a whole new dimension of the rustic culinary traditions of Tuscany. I Pini restaurant is synonymous with natural, vegan, and organic cuisine. A real seed-to-table concept as they mainly use what grows in their garden and the seasons to write their menus. The food is prepared by creative and compassionate minds who carefully transform every ingredient at the peak of its season. A new, intriguing form of Tuscan cuisine: vegan, creative, simple, and carefree. The recipes are bold, innovative, and colorful, full of flavors, and a real next-level experience as you will be surprised by pure and uncomplicated dishes.
"When you enter the Agrivilla, you are immediately greeted by the deep, sweet smells of our wholesome plant-based cuisine." AGRIVILLA I PINI
"Chefs who transform every ingredient at the peak of its season. The end result is pure, nutritional, and uncomplicated, yet bursting with flavor and inspiration." AGRIVILLA I PINI
Slowdown value: Cultivation presence
At I Pini each meal is also a celebration of life and a practice of presence, as from their tranquil terrace, you may toast to a slower, sweeter life while the sun sets over San Gimignano. The colours of the sunset, the caresses of the gentle breeze, and the exquisite, natural flavours equal an experience that is truly unique.
Slowdown value: Relax into the rhythms of the countryside
At Agrivilla I Pini comfortable corners are waiting for you to enjoy a cup of fairtrade coffee and get lost in joyful contemplation. Here life is not about crossing items off of the to-do list, but a place to cultivate presence and attention to the beauty of everyday life. The cool of the wind, the warmth of the sun, the joy of quiet company. It does not take much to create a happy moment. You may peruse books on sustainability, architecture, travel, international cuisine and culture while you lounge by the pool with salt water or snuggle up in a comfy chair.