there is so much to do during your holiday, just some options here below...
Things to see
Hilltowns, medieval villages, monasteries, beautiful landscapes, vineyards and olive groves. Siena 30min, Arezzo 40min, Florence 1h20, Lucca 2h, Pisa 2h30, Pienza 30min, Montalcino 30min, S. Quirico 35min, Bagno Vignoni 40min, Montepulciano 40min, Chianti 30min, Abbey of Monteoliveto Maggiore 15min, Abbey of S.Antimo 45min.
We are happy to organize for you a deeper culinary experience trying local produce, taking you through new ingredients and flavors
In Autumn you can try your hand picking some of the olives from our olive grove and then see how they are processed. We also visit a centuries old private olive press where the olives were once crushed under gigantic stone wheels. We have an aperitivo together with hot bruschetta dripping with freshly pressed oil.
You can spend a morning with Luciano, our truffle hunter and his dog Ugo, in nearby S.Giovanni D'Asso, famous for the rare white truffles, and we can picnic together tasting the new truffles.
We can have a day trip to Montalcino to taste some wines. We can also visit the cellars of several of the top Brunello producers. From there we can visit the romanesque Abbey of S.Antimo where Gregorian chants are still sung. We can visit the heart of Chianti, Brolio Castle, where the Ricasoli family, who still own the castle, revolutionised the production of Chianti making it one of the world's premier wines.
A relaxing day spent at S.Giovanni (15min) bathing in the hot pools, massages, beauty treatments, etc. Or bathing under the stars on Saturday nights.
(Min 6 people) We can have yoga under the olives together with our teacher in the morning, or while contemplating the beautiful sunset.
You can have a relaxing massage among the olive trees with our breathtaking view in front of you
Around us it is perfect for hiking and biking enjoing the silence, the peace and the beautiful countryside. 2 bikes available for guests, more to rent nearby.
A 9 hole golf club within 30min. You can be independent or join Malcolm, who is a member.