Walk to the village of Pignano

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The walk to the village of Pignano is the fastest among the trekking you can do starting from our villa, the duration is about 30 minutes, it starts from car park of our villa and you get to the two ponds.
lake-of-pignanoContinuing uphill cypress avenue, you will encounter some lodges until you reach the villa of Pignano, at this point you can go to a small road on your right that will take you into the forest with the old quarry into disuse (from where it was extracted the stone to make all the nearby houses and the Roman theater stairs of Volterra)
or visit the village with its walls dating back to the year 1000. In the village you will find the Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle in Pignano and the main villa but is private and can not be visited.
Head back to the villa Ginepraie the main road, on the right you will see the handling of Pignano, the rows of vines, then on your right you will find a bucolic and ancient cemetery. Continuing you will find the fence with pigs
Continue until you come to the road leading to the villa
This walk can be expanded to include visiting other farms.

For more information about other treks that depart from our villa you can ask questions to
Valerio
Villa le Ginepraie
www.leginepraie.com
info@leginepraie.com

The small lakes of Montenero and Montenero Track

The Montenero lakes are not far from our villa in Tuscany, they can be reached by bike or on horseback or with a 10 minute drive from our villa

The Montenero lakes are not far from our villa in Tuscany, they can be reached by bike or on horseback or with a 10 minute drive from our villa. cascata-villa-toscanaThe Montenero ponds are located within the path of the ‘Route Of the villas and churches, are three small lakes with breathtaking waterfall where you can do dips and refreshing baths in the natural reserve of Montenero.

MONTENERO TRACK
This route takes about an hour and 30 minutes, you will leave the car near Scopicci villa and then you follow the signs, taking the path on the left you will reach the waterfalls with small lakes.
Tuscany Montenero trackFrom waterfalls, cross the stream and climbing the opposite slope you reach the Pod.Uliveto. From here, following the path that goes up on the right, it is easy to get to the source of milk (whose water, according to tradition, had the property to ensure the milk to pregnant women that they had drunk) and the remains of the ancient Pieve di San Giovanni Battista alla Nera (eleventh century).
waterfall

Wine tours: Chianti Classico, Vernaccia and Supertuscan

wine tour vernaccia, Chianti Classico, Super tuscanFor all guests staying at our Tuscany Villa we organize wine tours to several destinations, you can taste the Vernaccia di San Gimignano in different wineries in the area, You can try the various types of Chianti Classico and also you can visit wineries producing the Super Tuscan.

Below here are three of our proposals:

 

1) Vernaccia Tour

You will taste Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti Colli Senesi
Departure from the villa around 10.00 am and stop at the first farm at 10.30 am, after a visit to the wine cellar you will taste their organic wines you can taste the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG.
For lunch we suggest you stop for a couple of ‘hours in San Gimignano and then move on the other side of the village to try another very interesting winery that produces excellent Vernaccia and Chianti.
If,  you want to try other wines of the area, with a small detour, you can taste wines from a third winery that does not require reservations
For More information on the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, you can visit the official website: http://www.vernaccia.it/

2) Tour of Vernaccia and Super Tuscan

You will taste Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Colli Senesi and Super Tuscan
Departure from the villa around 10.00 am and stop at the first farm at 10.30 am, after a visit to the wine cellar you will taste their organic wines you can taste the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG.For lunch you can choose to stop a couple of ‘hours in San Gimignano, or continuing into the beautiful road arrive in Certaldo, take the small train, visit the upper town very pretty and stop for a snack.The second winery is located at the gates of Chianti Classico, in Barberino Val d’Elsa, by choice the owners have decided to produce high quality wines just called Super Tuscan.See more of the Super Tuscan on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscan_wine#Super_Tuscans


3) Tour of Chianti Classico

You will taste the Chianti Classico
Departure from the villa between 9.00 am and 10.00 am (it is depending on what time the first tasting).Short stop in Castellina in Chianti to see this beautiful town, and then first visit to a large cellar with quality wines.After the visit we leave for Panzano in Chianti where you can dine in the famous butcher Dario Cecchini.After lunch visit to the square of Greve in Chianti and then departure for the afternoon tasting that will take place in a Chianti family farm.Back at the villa scheduled for 17:00 to 18:00For more information on the Chianti Classico you can visit the official website: http://www.chianticlassico.com/

 

(These tours can be done independently or by hiring a van with driver. However it is necessary to book in advance the wineries)

For further information do not hesitate to contact us:
Paola and Valerio
Villa le ginepraie
www.leginepraie.com
info@leginepraie.com
phone 0039-0588-35113
mobile Phone 0039-338-2138464

 

 

Certificate of Excellence Tripadvisor 2016


Also in 2016 our villa in Tuscany has received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

For our part every year we try to improve ourselves and improve the villa, this year in addition to free wifi for guests, we have fenced the pool and put the salt electrolysis plant to disinfect the pool water.
Thanks to you we can live in this amazing place, and try every year to make your holidays unforgettable !!
Thanks so much!

Pola, Valerio and the little Viola
Villa le Ginepraie
www.leginepraie.com

Botro ai buchi, the canyon near our Villa

A ten minute drive from Our villa for rent, we can make an interesting excursion to the Botro ai buchi, a small very picturesque Canyon. During the summer the temperature in the Canyon is also lowered by 10 degrees, also being dried will be more comfortable it is easy to carry out the exploration. The trekking is not the most difficult, but you need still a good physical preparation. They will meet in fact very deep rocky hollow carved by the erosion of water over the years. To facilitate the ascent of this canyon were put pegs, chains and some ropes that help overcome the most inaccessible points. The trail is about 6 km and walk it takes about 3 hours.
canyon in tuscany