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 EXCURSIONS  Cycle along the Via Francigena

The location is particularly suitable for all lovers of cycling or mountain biking. You can cycle undisturbed along the Via Francigena and easily approch San Gimignano in about 30 minutes. Alternatively, at the crossroads, turn left (towards "Il Monte") and continue along one of the most beautiful and

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HORSE RIDING  Along ancient paths in the nature

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

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COOKING CLASSES & PERSONAL CHEF Be a chef for a night

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

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WINE AND OLIVE OIL TASTINGS Discover the local "Vernaccia" wine

Tuscany is one of the most famous regions of Italy for the renowned production of prestigious wines and extra virgin olive oil. Discover a real winery or authentic organic farms where grapes and olives grow, through guided tours and tastings with a thousand smells and flavors. An experience that let

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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 in 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 the precious tuber with a guided tour

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FARMS WITH ANIMALS A lovely activity for both adults and the little ones

The idea of ​​a visit to a farm with animals is definitely one of the activities that are most able to bring children (and adults) closer to the world of animals. Do not miss this special opportunity to see cows, goats, pigs and many other animals in the local farms that organize guided tours and

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GOLF & TENNIS Do not miss playing sport too

If you love sports even on vacation, just 6 km from our villa, the San Gimignano Tennis Club is waiting for you to organize challenges with friends under the famous towers. The club consists of three clay tennis courts and a newly built beach tennis / volleyball / soccer court. The instructors organize

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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 large portrait painted with love by expert hands. Taking flights in a hot air balloon is definitely one of the most particular activities that we can recommend you. Flights depart less than 1 km from the historic centre of San

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HELICOPTER TOURS High-altitude adrenaline

Imagine being able to move from one place to another in a short time and during the journey admire the amazing beauty of the rolling tuscan hills. A few kilometers away from our 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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