The area has many green routes, ideal for walking, cycling and horseriding. You can choose between a wide range of paths with different levels of difficulty and length, but all leading to the discovery of nature and of the many historical and artistic attractions of the area. Below you will find a brief description of some of these routes, more or less famous but all charming and interesting.
Via Francigena – www.viefrancigene.org | on Street View
The “Via Francigena” is an ancient route that in medieval times connected Canterbury to Rome and has been rediscovered as surprising and enchanting by modern wayfarers.
“Dolce Campagna Antiche Mura” project – www.parcobenestare.it
Interesting trekking routes ideal for walking, cycling and horseriding, immersed in the artistic and natural landscape of Valdelsa.
The Salaria is the ancient salt road which connected the salt mines of Volterra to Florence. Through the Via Salaria – a nature trail rich in breathtaking landscapes – it’s possible to reach the ancient city of Volterra on foot.
The specialty menus and selected wine lists of the many wine bars and restaurants will make you fall in love with all the genuine products of the territory, while food and wine festivals will offer you an authentic taste of the local flavors.
Wine & Olive Oil tasting
At Villa La Sciolta you will have the opportunity to taste our extra virgin olive oil and – from mid-October to the end of December – to visit the oil mills, where you will see the new production and taste the new oil. You will also have the chance to taste wine directly on the spot and in the various cellars of the Chianti area, together with the local specialties that will delight your palate.
Truffle hunting (from September 10 to December 31) – www.tartufestamontaione.com
Truffle hunting is a fun outdoor activity that will give you the chance to experience nature in the company of truffle hunters with their inseparable dogs…
Tuscany is a wonderful region, rich in natural areas, art cities and delicious food. The true essence of our region lies undoubtedly in the food, made of simple and natural ingredients. In addition to tasting excellent wine and food, you can learn how to cook under the guide of experienced local chefs who will introduce you to the secrets and traditions of Tuscan cuisine, giving you the chance to cook and serve Tuscan specialties to your friends and relatives back home!
Cycling – www.landhill.it
Here you can find assistance and information material for your customized cycling holidays. Hilly paths and breathtaking views are waiting for you! You can bring your own bike or mountain bike or rent one on the spot in the nearby specialized bike stores and (on request) rely on local guides that will help you discover the most secret and interesting places in the area; hilly routes and breathtaking views await you!
Golf Club – www.castelfalfi.com
Our Villa is located near the amazing Castelfalfi Golf Club, a two-courses green with 27 holes, surrounded by an amazing landscape and view. We offer a 10% discount to our guests.
SPA & Wellness – www.termeviafrancigena.club
Take a moment of full relaxation at the open-all-year Terme di Gambassi, be reinvigorated by the cool waters of the outdoor swimming pool or let the warm, thermal waters of the heated swimming pool soothe you. We offer a 10% discount for our guests.
Glass Museum in Gambassi Terme
The glassmakers of Gambassi were famous and very expert craftsmen. Furnaces and glass products are on permanent display at the Glass Museum and Germagnana Archaeological Park of Gambassi Terme.
Holy Mount of San Vivaldo – www.sanvivaldointoscana.com
The Holy Mount was founded by the Franciscan friars, who first built the convent and then about 25 chapels. Just 3km away from Borgo Le Colline, it’s today considered one of the most famous places of worship in Italy and has been recognized as national monument.
Ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino – www.museomontelupo.it
The Montelupo pottery is linked to the presence of clay deposits along the banks of the Arno. Today, the Montelupo Museum of Ceramics tells this fascinating history, while workshops still produce both traditional ceramic models and new decorations.
Pinocchio Park – www.pinocchio.it
Pinocchio Park, dedicated to the famous wooden puppet, is a large recreating park for children located in Collodi, a small town near Lucca.
Thanks to our strategic position, you will be able to reach the most famous and beautiful cities of Tuscany and Italy by car, bike or public transport.