small house `Le
Grazie´ lies in a hidden corner of the countryside
just outside Montepulciano. The hillside setting with spectacular
views across the valley to the mountains in the far distance
is a paradise of unspoilt nature. Klaus, a passionate photographer,
fell in love with the landscape around Siena many years ago.
A dream came true in 1989 as he was able to buy this house
with its 2 hectares of land (including vineyards and olive
After a 20-year-period working as a teacher of Arts and English
in Stuttgart (Southern Germany), Klaus decided on a new life
with Joëlle in his house in Tuscany. Here he devoted
his time to the olive trees (producing biologically Extra
Virgin Oil) as well as the vineyard, photography
and music (he plays keyboards with the `Blue Gang´,
a blues/swing group from Arezzo and also performs with a traditional
blues group `Three Blues´).
Joëlle made the same decision in 1977 as she moved from
her parental home in Nice (Southern France) to Tuscany. Her
passions do not only include the beautiful landscape, the
people, amateur dramatics or her work as a nursery school
teacher. She values most the quality of life offered by Tuscany
(friends, art and culture, nature and the excellent cuisine
these for yourself!).
Klaus is a native speaker of German and fluent in English
Joëlle is bilingual in French and Italian and speaks
German and English, too.