Activities


Discover the Valley of Elsa, a treasure trove of unique experiences among nature, homemade good food, excellent wines and suggestive landscapes

TREKKING ON THE VIA FRANCIGENA  A pilgrimage trail from Canterbury to Rome

Our holiday home lies on the stretch that connects the small village of Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano, for a total of about 13 km. The Via Francigena attracts thousands of passionate travelers every year who set out to discover some of the main stages. Stroll along country paths (marked with the words

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BIKE AND E-BIKE EXCURSIONS  Cycling on the Via Francigena

The location is particularly suitable for all lovers of cycling, e-bike or mountain biking. You can cycle along the Via Francigena and easily approch San Gimignano in about 20 minutes. Alternatively, at the crossroads, turn left (towards "Il Monte") and continue along one of the most beautiful and panoramic

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HORSEBACK RIDING  Along ancient paths in the nature

An experience that combines love for animals with love for nature. In the local riding schools you can have the honor and the pleasure of knowing real champions, admire them in their total beauty and have the opportunity to take riding courses (of different levels) or relaxing walks that can be booked

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COOKING CLASSES & PERSONAL CHEF Be a chef for a day

Discover traditional tuscan recipes and learn how to cook delicious Tuscan dishes with a passionate chef. You will spend an full afternoon together talking about food and local culture, flavors and aromas. You will cook with the help of the chef and prepare a full menu from appetizer to dessert. Then

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WINE AND OLIVE OIL TASTINGS Discover the local

Tuscany is one of the most famous regions of Italy for the renowned production of prestigious wines and extra virgin olive oil. Discover the local wineries and authentic organic farms where grapes and olives grow, book a guided tour and taste delicious local products. You can buy what you taste directly

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TRUFFLE HUNTING Join the experience of a real truffle hunter

Truffles are one of the "jewels" of the Tuscan cuisine. Take part to a true truffle hunting, walk through the woods with a professional truffle hunter and his trained dog to learn everything there is to know about this delicacy. You will experience how to find these precious tubers with a guided tour

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FARMS WITH ANIMALS Meet the tuscan ''Chianina'' cows

The idea of ​​a visit to a farm with animals is definitely one of the activities that mostly bring people closer to the world of animals. Do not miss this special opportunity to admire cows, goats, pigs and many other animals in the local farms, with a guided tour or activities related to the real

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GOLF & TENNIS Do not miss playing sport too

If you love sports even on vacation, just 6 km away from the villa, a Tennis Club is waiting for you. The club consists of three clay tennis courts and a newly built beach tennis / volleyball / soccer court. The instructors organize courses for children and adults and private lessons every day from

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BALOONING IN TUSCANY Emotional views on the rolling hills

From the sky, the landscapes of Val D'Elsa will appear to your eyes like a portrait painted with love by expert hands. Flying in a hot air balloon is definitely one of the most exciting activities that we can recommend you. Flights depart about 30 km away from San Gimignano and they can be booked both

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HELICOPTER TOURS High-altitude adrenaline

Imagine being able to move from one place to another in a short time and in the same time admiring the amazing beauty of the rolling tuscan hills. 12 kilometers away from the villa you will find two take-off / landing bases from which helicopters fly off to discover every corner of Tuscany (and beyond).

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