On the Road from Tuscany: Il Palagio

Spend a few hours at Trudie and Sting’s Il Palagio. Together they have created an amazing estate.

Simply enchanting.
Depart Florence via the A1 toward Rome and in less than 45 minutes, you’ll take the exit for Figline Valdarno. The beautiful villa and guest houses are available for rent. A week at Il Palagio just might be the vacation of a lifetime!
Highly Recommended
From the first taste of Il Palagio, we were quite entranced by this excellent production. The artisans have worked carefully to tend the trees and craft a very good certified-organic olive oil.

The olives, harvested at the end of October are a blend of Frantoio, Moraiolo, and Leccino.

Recommended pairings include Tuscan favorites, such as bistecca, chick pea soup, carpaccio with porcini mushrooms, grilled radicchio, lentil soup, artichoke pasta dishes, oven-baked fish, red meat, and firm-textured cheeses.

Il Palagio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Il Palagio Organic Chestnut Honey
Honey and More

We import the honey and the extra virgin olive oil (not the wine) and these are great ingredients for a satisfying meal.

A farro salad, together with Il Palagio extra virgin olive oil, wildflower honey, Rustichella Farro, and Acetaia Cattani White Balsamic Vinegar, is your best new salad for summer.
Il Palagio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
Il Palagio Organic Millefiori Wild Flower Honey
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Farro Ancient Grain
Acetaia Cattani White Balsamic Vinegar

This Farro Salad Recipe serves as a guide. Replace the fig vinegar with 2-3 T of honey from Il Palagio. Be sure to use Il Palagio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the best results.

Taking a break with the staff at Il Palagio. They oversee the hospitality (Giulia Merli), worldwide wine and olive oil sales (Tony Sasa), and estate management (Paolo Rossi).

Behind the Scenes at Il Palagio
If you would like to know more about Il Palagio…
Il Palagio Web Site and Bookings
Telegraph Article on Staying at Il Palagio