Farm-Fresh Breakfast with a Personal Touch

Breakfast at Siena House

The star of our Farmhouse Breakfast are our wonderful, pastured eggs. They are provided for us by our beloved mute ducks, geese, and bantam chickens-who enjoy a very high quality of life-and whom you’ll meet when you come to stay.

Fried in butter or tallow, accompanied by Malvin’s home-smoked, local bacon, this might be an unexpected offer, but it makes a great start to your day. With homemade bread or toast and marmalade [fresh-cut seasonal fruit / homemade muesli / homemade strained yogurt] on the side, breakfast is served from 9:00 AM, in the garden or kitchen.

Tuscan ‘Jam Tart’ or Crostata
Tuscan ‘Jam Tart’ or Crostata

At times of year when the eggs are in shorter supply pâtisserie fresh from the oven will feature in their place. Favourites include Pear Muffins, Custard Tarts, Chocolate Brownies, Apple cake and more… Coffee is by Illy Caffé, and tea is by Gillard’s of Bath.

Please note that we do not serve juice or Nutella, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Our specialities

Malvin began making his own bread back in 2007, and his interest grew from there through jam making, bread and cake baking, and beyond.

Homemade chocolate brownie
Malvin’s legendary chocolate Brownies

Recently, Malvin has started salt curing and oak smoking high-quality, high-welfare pancetta at the house, creating an English-style smoked bacon. It is magnificent served with butter or tallow-fried grass-fed eggs. For years, Malvin has been baking various kinds of homemade bread and producing fruit jams, often using our own fruit picked at its best. Over time, he has become an excellent pastry chef, mastering several local specialties.

Malvin also makes his own live, unsweetened, strained, and pouring yogurt, as well as mascarpone, chutneys, and pickles. Above all, as local bread is generally unsalted, Malvin’s salted bread is greatly appreciated. He has developed his skill in many styles of bread making, including gluten-free bread and pâtisserie.

Our produce

The Agriturismo or farming aspect of the house is principally derived from our saffron and olive oil production.

We have approximately 10,000 saffron plants and around 150 olive trees, all planted on the medieval terraces on the south and west sides of the bluff where the house sits. Additionally, we grow a variety of vegetables, including tomatoes, potatoes, capsicum, aubergine, zucchini, onions, pumpkins, and cucumbers. We also enjoy freshly picked basil and other herbs, keeping a good supply around the villa.

Our small orchard features apricot, apple, cherry, fig, peach, pear, plum, and quince trees, as well as currants and a few melons. The fruit is picked at its peak and transformed into delicious preserves, which you can enjoy at breakfast.

Amazing Summer breakfast, leisurely breakfast in the sunshine, the best brownies I have ever eaten, the best cappuccino, gourmet breakfast, slow food breakfast, ingredients from their own garden, incredible eggs.