Tuscany: Insider guides (Ultimi inserimenti)
Il Santo Bevitore
Local cuisine, good selection of wines, simple but very nice menu.
Tel. +39 055 211264
Go trekking on the Via Francigena
An amazing trekking itinerary of 8 km from Strove village till Monteriggioni city-walls: the path follows the old Via Francigena, passing through marvellous sites like Castel Pietraio and Badia a Isola.
Typical Florentine cuisine. To try the "Rigatoni in a bowl" (Rigatoni nella zuppiera).
Tel. +39 055 284015
Hosteria del Ceccottino
This is the place to eat in Pitigliano. Great food and even better wine, in the main piazza. Unmissables: tagliatelle with porcini mushroom and the cheese board.
Tel. +39 0564 614273
Vitis Vinifera in Montisi
Located in the charming village of Montisi, Vitis Vinifera is a new way to approach wines, cheeses and cold cuts from all over Italy. For the afternoon a good selection of leaf teas and pastries. A wine bar, a tea room and much more.
Tel. +39 0577 845108
La Torre di Gargonza Restaurant
A renowned restaurant run by the hotel property and by Susi Brogi the chef who serves typical cuisine and authentic Tuscan dishes made by simple ingredients and seasonal produce accompanied by fine tuscan red or white wine of the area.
Tel. +39 0575 847065
To create unique and delicious dishes. Saffron, special and precious ingredient can be purchased at the company Crocus Brandi in San Quirico d'Orcia, which cultivates it in the unspoilt Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany.
Tel. +39 0577 897726
Free Terme di Bagno San Filippo
Among the most evocative of Amiata. You can bathe in this monumental waterfall sound, surrounded by a grove of oaks and pines and fir trees, along a small path leading to the pool real
Tel. +39 0578755167
You will learn about this noble art and different kind of falcons and their characteristics, how to meet them how to feed this noble birds.
Tel. +39 0575 612679
Summer music festivals
In summer there are many music festivals in our surroundings: Incontri in Terre di Siena; Estate Musicale Chigiana; Crete Senesi Festival; Harpsichord concerts by Piccola Accademia Montisi and the Opera Festival in S.Galgano Abbey.
Il Sorbo Allegro
Creative cuisine, using the finest of locally sourced ingredients. A faultless and well-researched wine list with plenty of seriously Super Tuscans!
THE BOTTEGA BARACCHI
The Bottega is a new concept shop , something delicous among restaurant, wine bar ans a shop where you can find the best of Tuscan gastronomic excellences... a place to taste...
Tel. +39 0575 613874
Montecatini Golf - Golf & Country Club
The golf lovers can't miss it! The track nearly 6.000 Meters is complex and quite challenging, with natural obstacles that lay a trap in at least five of eighteen holes.
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!
Terme di San Giovanni a Rapolano
Wellness 365 days a year
Under the Sea
Beneath the waves, the sea surrounding Elba has treasures just waiting to be discovered: colorful fish and marine life and sunken ships which have been resting on the sea floor for centuries. The diving center is just 150 m from the hotel.
La bottega dei 30
Hélène and Franco's love of cooking has been rewarded with a Michelin star - this rustic and, at the same time, elegant restaurant is the best in Tuscany.
Tel. +39 0577 359226
On the road with a Vespa, discovering the land of Chianti, enjoing the spectacular view of Tuscany hills and its ancient villages and tasting local organic products.
A medieval village almost completely intact city walls and towers still stand perfectly maintained. In the center of the village is the Church of San Giuliano, built on the rock and the ancient alleys
St Anna in Camprena and The English Patient
If you like "The English Patient", you cannot miss the visit of S.Anna in Camprena monastery, just out of our hamlet. This was the location of all the Tuscan scenes of the popular movie. Also remarkable the refectory frescoed by Sodoma.
Tel. +39 0578 748037
Bay of Sant'Andrea
Elba is all about the sea: just 150m from the hotel lies the postcard-perfect Bay of Sant'Andrea, with its soft sand and shallow waters, and, just beyond, Cotoncello Point, with its rocky shore and limpid tide pools perfect for swimming
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
Osteria dei Nobili Santi
Fish menu and tastings with view of the sea. In the heart of the Argentario.
Tel. +39 0564 0833015
Museo delle Biccherne - Siena
The interesting exhibition of the "Biccherna" paintings inside the Palazzo Piccolomini in Siena (now State Archive). 105 wooden paintings used as covers of administrative registers: a journey through five centuries of history of Siena.
Tel. +39 0577 247145
San Gimignano & movies
For all "Cinema" lovers, reality and fiction in comparison
Some well known titles ... .Tea with Mussolini....Brother Sun Sister Moon....Obsession ....
Prince of Foxes ..... Where Angel's fear to tread
La Cantina di Felsina
A centuries old winery offering tastings and cellar tours
Tel. + 39 0577 355117
If you fancy having dinner in a beautiful garden, savoring the flavors of this part of Tuscany, Trattoria Aurora is the place for you!
Tel. +39 0564 592447
A step back into Medieval history, this perfectly-conserved S-shaped village sits above the rolling Sienese countryside and boasts a Palazzo Comunale which is an almost exact replica of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The view is unforgettable.
Casual, self service restaurant, with large communal tables and view of the lagoon. It's run by a fishermen's cooperative -so the fish is awesome.
Tel. +39 0564 860611