Foodplan

At Novanta we see food as a connector to the people and to nature. By connecting with local producers we can offer our guests high quality food, coming straight from the land. Our food plan is available for only €245,- guest/week. This includes a full breakfast, lunch and a 4-course dinner every day – so you don’t need to think about anything during your stay! Alcoholic drinks, soda and juice are excluded. Coffee and tea are for free at all times – you can pick your own mint leaves from our herb garden for a refreshing organic mint tea! Children under 4 eat for free. From age 4 till 12, children pay €105 per week. Of course if you feel like exploring the area and dining in one of the local restaurants one day – no worries! We will simply reimburse you.

Breakfast

Breakfast includes: juices, baked bread, a selection of spreads, coffee, tea, muesli, yoghurt, and fresh fruit.

Lunch

Novanta lunches are a great relaxed affair … huge bowls of delicious salads, sliced meats and cheese, baked bread and a primo (soup/pasta/risotto)

Dinner

Every afternoon we have an ‘aperitivo’ (afternoon drink) and we invite our guests to help out in the kitchen: we offer cooking workshops each day! We then cook a traditional Tuscan 4-course menu: starting with antipasto (nibbles which go perfectly with cocktails) followed by a ‘primo’ (soup/pasta/risotto) a ‘secondo’ (meat/fish) with ‘contorni’ (vegetables) and of course a ‘dolce’ (dessert). To complement your meal, we have an amazing assortment of local wines from several wineries in the area.

The Locals

Fabrizio is Tuscany’s most wanted butcher. Not only for his looks, but also for his mouth watering pork, beef and wild boar. In one of our experiences we will take you to his farm. You get to see, touch and learn about his free-range animals and Fabrizio will show you where his best kept secret is held … hidden deep inside his Cantina!

Nicola is Casentino’s most lucky and knowledgeable truffle hunter. Every time he takes our guests on one of his famous truffle trips with Chicca (his trusty truffle hound) he warns us that we might come back empty handed. However, Chicca’s nose hasn’t disappointed us yet!

Roberto trained as a butcher, is a gifted cook and a walking encyclopedia of local recipes. His day job is actually the upkeep of the village of Borgo di Gello, which is a continuous fight against nature and Dutch accidental hoteliers who want to make pools and bedrooms in spots where they are not supposed to!