Tuscany: Insider guides (Ultimi inserimenti)
The Natural Reserve of Castelvecchio
The nature reserve of Castelvecchio is located a few kilometers from the center of San Gimignano. It includes within the Poggio del Comune and extends up to the ruins of Castelvecchio from which it takes its name.
Daniel Spoerri's Garden
A nice walk between art and nature in this park on the slopes of Mount Amiata. 100 works of contemporary art spread in an area of 16 hectares, open to the public from Easter to October.
Tel. +39 0564 950805
Draw beautiful spots of the Tuscany countryside, going outdoor to visit the most beautiful sites of Poggibonsi area.
L'Amorosa in Summer
This is the season in which to enjoy a spectacular sunset from a different vantage point each evening, watch the bustling wildlife, take a dive in the pool, or set off for a long walk under the lime trees or through the woods.
Hiking with a Sea View
From the hotel, climb Mount Capanne, thickly wooded with chestnut groves. For a guided hike, there are organized excursions through the Tuscan Archipelago National Park and, for those who love exploring the countryside on horseback.
La Guardiola Lounge Cafè
This little cafe is located at the entrance of the village, a terrace with stunning views and excellent Tuscan food will accompany you to the time of sunset .. A show. Try the roast pork liver with beans and Chianina hamburger .
Tel. +39 340 3038377
The Bottega Baracchi is an innovative concept shop halfway between a wine bar and a store, a promise that has as its primary essence, excellence, in all its various forms.
Tel. +39 575 613874
Cooking Classes in Tuscany
Discover the delicious recipes of Tuscan cooking by the chefs a relaxed and unique scenery. At the end of the cooking session you can taste the dishes prepared together!
For a light lunch to be enjoyed with a view to the Elba and Corsica and in the evening for a candlelight dinner. The restaurant of Relais vedetta offers traditional dishes, served with a wide selection of local wines.
Our popular ceramics called "cocci", are made with the traditional process that still work in the laboratory in the historic centre of Cortona, where several kind of products was born over the years according to the market needs.
Tel. +39 0575 604405
Part book bar, part delicatessen, part restaurant, in a garden dotted with olive trees and candles. A real gem in Capalbio!
Tel. +39 0564 0896484
Viewpoint near Monticchiello
A few hundred meters from Montichiello, the dirt road that leads to wisdom you will find a glimpse of cypress trees and in the background the Monte Amiata. Beautiful location at sunset, the earth is red. Superb.
Tel. +39 0578 755167
Abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Founded in the early fourteenth century by Blessed Bernardo Tolomei the impressive Benedictine houses of Renaissance frescoes by Signorelli and Bazzi called Sodoma
Tel. +39 0577 707611
Tuscany Modular Landscapes
Lucia Volentieri is a gifted ceramist who creates Tuscany modular landscapes: visit her laboratory and learn how to recreate a miniature rural world and to turn it into a piece of art and of life.
Tel. +39 0577 741133
The Cliffs of Capo Sant'Andrea
For those who love steep cliffs, Capo Sant'Andrea is a must-see. One of the most beautiful seaside cliffs in the world, shaped by millenia of wind and water, with its stark white granite face standing guard over the bright blue waves below.
Scarlino is a medieval village on top of Monte d'Alma, with three gates that lead into the alleys and streets. On the coast there is also a marina and Cala Violina very important, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma.
Glinding across the water with the sun at your back: discovering Elba in kayak is a unique and relaxing way to explore this island's shores. Rental kayaks are available on the Sant'Andrea beach, and from here your adventure begins!
The secret of San Miniato: Tuber Magnum Pico
The woodlands surrounding this small hilltop town are teeming with the most highly-prized white truffles in the world. Join a truffle hunt to experience the process and then head up to town to taste these heavenly - and costly! - morsels.
Handcrafted wrought iron
The real works of art in wrought iron you can buy at the craftsman Biagiotti in Pienza. Decorative objects, chandeliers, candlesticks and the possibility to order custom made items.
Tel. +39 0578 748478
Osteria La Botte Piena
Osteria friendly, local cuisine
Trekking to Chiusure for the Artichoke Fair
Each year around April 25 in Chiusure there's the traditional Artichoke Fair: an opportunity to taste good dishes made with this ingredient. An enjoyable way to reach this nice village is the path that starts from San Giovanni d'Asso.
Populonia is an ancient Etruscan settlement, one of the few with a direct view of the sea, rich in Etruscan caves. In the necropolis of San Cerbone where there are the typical tumulus graves
CUCINARCANTANDO - open Kitchen
In this organic gastropub run by Grazia De Tommaso you can taste a complete cookery experience: during your cooking lessons you can cook by yourself all dishes, using exclusively organic local fresh products.
Tel. +39 0577 922250
In the district of Torre a Castello, Caseificio La Fonte is a family-run dairy famous for its pecorino and ricotta
Tel. +39 0577 70003
Roselle is one of the oldest archaeological sites in this area rich in Etruscan and Roman remains. The Roman theater is still well preserved and in the summer becomes a venue for theatrical performances.
Le logge del Vignola
Local cuisine, to try the steaks
Tel. 0578 717290
Typical Florentine cuisine. To try the "Rigatoni in a bowl" (Rigatoni nella zuppiera).
Tel. +39 055 284015
Carlotta Parisi's art shop in Montalcino
Carlotta is a young artist making beautiful papier-mâché sculptures. She also produces picture books for children, handmade photo albums, wall murales and small gadgets. A true shop of arts and crafts in the heart of Montalcino.
Tel. +39 0577 847107
Palio of the Contrade di Castel del Piano
Even in Castel del Piano as well as in Siena, the Palio is ongoing. The first horse race dating back to September 9, 1402, when the town was under the government of Siena. The Palio is run on September 8, Nativity of Mary
The road of the chestnut - from Tepolini ...
Beautiful trek that starts directly from our village Tepolini. It will pass through lush woods and chestnut trees, water sources and unspoiled landscapes. You will notice also trachytic rock formations