For all those who rent our villa in the heart of Tuscany ( in fact the house is fortunate to be located between Florence and Siena , Volterra and San Gimignano) we offer a weekly program where we list the many places to visit and activities to be carried out , having as the basis of this old farmhouse .
Saturday is the day of your arrival and you can now relax in the pool (on request you can have a lunch , dinner or a brunch on arrival.
On Sunday you can start doing some walks in the neighborhood , visit the village of Pignano , the ruins of Castelvecchio or simply walk along the paths that lead to the various hamlets enjoying wonderful views of fields , woods and small lakes .
In the afternoon you can enjoy the relaxation of the place still standing in the pool or visit Volterra , beautiful medieval city. Park your car in the parking area so as to find the highest point , then a visit to the city , an appetizer and then dinner , we recommend Bado typical restaurant with local specialties , but in Volterra you will find a variety of restaurants … just get inspired …
On Monday you can make a beautiful day in Siena, in the morning before you left for your tour , enjoy a yoga class with Valerio ( the lessons are free for guests of the villa) after class , maybe you can book a breakfast in our inn .
On the way to Siena , we recommend you make a stop in Monteriggioni , this quaint village you see on the left side of the ring road to reach Siena , Monteriggioni exit and follow to the center. The visit does not take long but worth it .
The rest of the day pass to visit the wonderful city of Siena.
On Tuesday you could visit San Gimignano the New York of the Middle Ages , have lunch and then move them , perhaps using the ancient Via Francigena which starts from Pancole , towards Certaldo , jewel placed on a hill reached by a characteristic train .
In the afternoon return to the country house where you can relax in the pool, maybe with a massage , or book a riding lesson or if you are experienced , go horseback riding in the beautiful hills of this place.
In the evening you can have a barbecue or use the old stone oven to bake delicious pizzas .
On Wednesday it could devote to wine, you can book a tour with a driver with a van that will take you to several wineries to visit , tasting and maybe a light lunch . Alternatively Valerio , the owner of the house may be booked by the wineries according to your needs, and you can reach your own.
From our house is the area closest to San Gimignano , famous for its Vernaccia , in this area there are several wineries that organize visits snacks other farms have both wine and Chianina cows , maybe you can do a tasting and then eat you a beautiful Fiorentina .
In about an hour ‘s drive you can visit the Chianti Classico area with Radda in Chianti , Gaiole in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti ….
if you are interested in the less touristy areas but with the production of interesting wines visit the cellars of Terricciola , Peccioli, Lajatico and Orciatico .
Going to the sea that triva about 40 km from the villa you can try the wine cellars of the famous … Montescudaio Cecina and Bolgheri and the whole coast.
A little over an hour’s drive worth visiting the area of Montepulciano , Pienza and Montalcino.
On Thursday you could dedicate to visiting Florence , you may leave your car in Certaldo and Poggibonsi and take the train to Florence. You will then reach the central station, then in the center of Florence without stress …
– On Friday, you could go to the beach and maybe combine recreation with culture going to Bartatti , where in addition to be a beautiful beach and pine forest is located Populonia , an ancient Etruscan town with Acropolis and Necropolis .
You can have lunch in a nice restaurant overlooking the sea.
– Or you can organize on Friday , with a nice visit to Pisa, in particular to the beautiful Piazza del Duomo with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
– Another option would be the visit of Colle Val D’Elsa High and Casole d’Elsa, motion characteristic villages not far from the villa.
– Alternatively, you can spend the last day of your stay, relax in the pool, or Valerio can accompany you for a tasting of Pecorino Cheese in a 5- minute drive away and enjoy in addition to classic sheep’s milk cheese , pit .. also gorgonzola sheep , soft cheese from sheep , mozzarella , yogurt and ice cream all made with sheep’s milk.
– Or book a balloon flight , departing directly from the villa
If you have questions or concerns about this weekly program for a holiday in the Tuscan farmhouse you can visit our website :
or if you prefer you can contact Paola and Valerio
by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can call the following numbers:
Valerio : 0039-338-2138464
Villa : 0039-0588-35113