Pereta is a mediaeval village in southern Tuscany, dating back as far as the 9th century. As you drive round the bends through the stunning Tuscan countryside, the anticipation grows until there it is... you just have to pull over and take a photo of the breath taking fairytale village perched on the hillside in front of your eyes.
As you walk through the distinctive arched entrance into the old village, the narrow cobbled streets wind their way up, passing Pereta’s characteristic church with the bells ringing in the clean Tuscan air. The locals bid you ‘buon giorno’ from their windows or give you a wave. As you go under the old archway into the ancient castle area with the tall watch tower perched at the true heart of the village... you may feel like you have gone back in time .
The tiny shop that sell everything seems to be a meeting point for locals to catch up on the gossip while waiting their turn sat on one of the stools. Or they will be in the bar having a coffee! Guests starve themselves all day before eating at Maria’s restaurant, where the set menu of delicious local cuisine attracts famous people from far and wide. Cinghiale Bianco Pizzeria makes the best pizzas ever and is so child friendly... don’t be surprised if Franco plays a trick on you while you are there!
In Pereta you can let the pace of life slow right down and immerse yourself in a traditional Tuscan lifestyle. If you can force yourself to venture out of the village there are so many places to visit close by and the beautiful Argentario coast is only 20 minutes drive away.
‘Pereta is a real hidden gem waiting to be discovered.’
‘It is a little piece of paradise…’