: Castiglione della Pescaia
: Monte Amiata
: Le Segalaie
EXCURSIONS IN CHIANTI: The whole area surrounding the Villa, in the heart of Sienese Chianti, is studded with mediaeval villages, churches and castles, easy to get to (some of them even on foot).
SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF TOWNS: The location of the Villa is the ideal starting point for cultural tours (even one-day long) of the main Tuscan towns.
TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers of trekking and cycling there is a wide range of charming paths and white roads crossing breath-taking landscapes.
ART, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS: The Provincia of Siena and all Tuscany boast a lot of museums known all around the world, where one can find all through the year Renaissance, Mediaeval, Ancient, Etruscan works of art. Moreover, very often, modern and contemporary art exhibitions are organised in the main towns, all easy to get to by car.
MEDIAEVAL TRADITIONS: In the Provincia of Siena, which boasts a millenary history, a lot of mediaeval traditions are still alive: the Palio of Siena, Bravìo delle Botti.
FOOD & WINE: The Villa is set in the very heart of Sienese Chianti, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world.
FAIRS AND MARKETS: Weekly Open-Air Market, all Wednesdays, over 500 sellers from everywhere in the Tuscany gather in Siena, about 15 km from the Villa: many of them sell women’s shoes and “Made in Italy” women’s wear.
SHOPPING: At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): Cavalli, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, Versace. Outlet Montevarchi (AR) Loc. Levanella: Prada. Outlet Valdarno (FI) Loc. Leccio-Reggello: Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Ungaro, Valentino, Ferragamo. Outlet Rignano sull'Arno (FI): Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana.