Essence of Tuscany
Tavern. Rooms. Shop. Tuscany.
Somewhere in Tuscany, there is a magical place. I will be more precise, somewhere in the immediate hinterland of the Etruscan Coast, in the hilly town of Guardistallo, next to a curvy road called La Camminata. Crossing the threshold of the Locanda means finding yourself suspended between the Tuscany of the past and the one of today, being surprised immersed in the panorama that filters through the large windows of the old lemon house or discovering yourself having a snack in the lawn or sitting at the Osteria, returning home after looting the shop. Welcome to Locanda Le Giunche.
The promise of the Rocchi Brothers
We have realized our dream, now we want to share it with you.
My brother Riccardo and I, Alessio, have been in love with the Locanda since we were children, since we drove here with our father. We love Le Giunche because it smells of the most beautiful countryside in the world, of heaven, earth and fields, but also of the sea. And it’s a treat for the eyes. That’s why when we thought about what we wanted when we grew up, we had no doubts. Authenticity, respect for the environment, culture and enhancement of local excellence are the cornerstones of our philosophy, which guide us every day in the choices we make. You will find love for the forgotten Tuscan, made of red checked tablecloths, the stuffed flask on the table and the waiters with the typical Pezzola (Handkerchief) around their necks. The Locanda is already in our hearts, come and visit us and it will also be in yours. Alessio & Riccardo, the Rocchi Brothers
The Locanda offers you an intimate hospitality, made up of only 5 rooms: 4 on the first floor and 1 on the ground floor with direct access from the garden. Our rooms have Tuscan finishes, with terracotta floors and beamed ceilings, beams and bricks, bathroom with shower, air conditioning and heating. Some rooms have a four-poster bed and a stone fireplace for a romantic stay.
Breakfast & bar
If you are our guest or you pass by Giuncaie in the morning you will smell the good scent of the traditional breakfasts of the past: local cold cuts and cheeses, fresh croissants, bread with tomato, crushed bread made with the shovel and with cracklings. You have to stop here, It’ll be a better day.
Osteria & Merenderia
From grandmother to table
Sit at the table and take the menu: immerse yourself in the genuine flavours of traditional Tuscan cuisine, accompanied by the fragrant wines of small local producers as well as the most famous one from Bolgheri. For lunch or for a snack, Focaccia (crushed bread) and platters of cold cuts and cheese, at the table or sitting in the garden on a blanket.
Aperitifs on the lawn
In the evening, choose a place on the lawn and treat yourself to an aperitif outdoors, then we wait for you in the Osteria.
of Fratelli Rocchi
From the bond and tradition handed down by our grandparents, from the land and the passion for cooking was born the shop, full of products that bring us the authentic flavours of our childhood, thanks to those recipes written by our grandmother, in the flowery notebook full of food stains.
From earth to the table
The garden of Uncle Leo
It is an important place here in Giunche, and it involves all the people who live our place. A few meters from the Locanda, Uncle Leonardo, “hands of gold” and gardener for passion, wanted to retrace the footsteps of the tradition of our family, thanks to the experience of Nonno (Grandpa) Gigi, to bring in the dishes of our Osteria seasonal vegetables of the earth. The vegetable garden, as well as sustainability, is an expression of the artisanal passion that is found in our dishes. A path to discover the flavors of the season and the territory, which enriches the table of Locanda Le Giunche.
Glimpses of Tuscany
Discover our hills, on foot, by bike or by car: the authentic Tuscany that you can never read in tourist books awaits you and is made of winding roads, villages, vineyards, fields and olive groves, made of sea, pine forest, Mediterranean forests and beaches.