Tuscany Villa Rental

Horse Riding
Equestrian Centre near by


Mountain Biking
Bikes available


Thermal Baths & Beauty Centre
Thermal Baths nearby.


Wine/Oil Production
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Hiking
Good hiking in the surrounding area


Golfing
Golf course(s) near by


Seaside
This property is X mins away from the sea.


Seasonal Info
Seasonal Info CULINARY, ARTS & CULTURE Wine Tastings Riccardo Margheri - Somelier / wine expert. Discover the wines of Tuscany and pick up some entertaining stories along the way! Tel. +39 0586 858501 email - rmargheri@hotmail.com Cooking Classes Patrizia and Paolo at www.tasty-tuscany.com offer all sorts of cooking courses (session, daily, weekend, weekly) that will delight your pallets. Also organise various daily excursions that range from market visits to wine tasting to historical tours that one can join. Martelli Pasta The famous hand made pasta that can be found around the world. www.famigliamartelli.it EXCURSIONS Castello di Lari (with its own Ghost!) - www.CastelloDiLari.com Museo Piaggio all the history of the Vespa in Pontedera www.museopiaggio.com SEASONAL TREATS Porcini mushroom seasons begins late September - White Truffles season starts mid October and the area of San Miniato is famous for this rare product. - The olive harvest and pressing is late October, early November. MARKETS please note all local markets are held in the mornings only: Monday - Casole d'Elsa (every second Monday) Tuesday - Poggibonsi Wednesday - Siena and Certaldo Thursday - San Gimignano Friday - Colle Val d'Elsa Saturday - Castellina-in-Chianti OUTLETS The Mall - Gucci, Armani etc.. Exit the A1 autostrada (Florence/Roma) at Incisa. Follow signs for Pontassieve. 'The Mall' is located in the area of Leccio. Dolce and Gabbanna - Directions as for The Mall, but turn left at signs for Rignano Sul Arno. ANTIQUE MARKETS Chianciano Terme - second weekend of every month Sarteano - third Sunday of every month Arezzo - First Sunday of every month FESTIVALS Festival season is from June onwards. Every Small town / village will have saints day and the larger towns will have several. A selection: Saints days - San Gimignano - 31 January and 12 March Calcio in Costume - 19/24 and 28 June - Florence Gioco del Ponte - Pisa - last Sunday in June Il Palio - Siena - 2 July and 16 August Settimane Musicale - Siena - last week July Il Palio - Casole d'Elsa - July Festival of Santa Fina - San Gimignano - First week August Festival of Sant'Agostino - San Gimignano - 29 August Festa della Bistecca - Cortona - 15 August Wine Festival - Greve in Chianti - second week of September Porcini Mushroom Festival - Pievescola - September Cristalware exhibitions - Colle Val d'Elsa - September The Giostra del Saracino, in piazza grande (Arezzo's answer to the Palio). Much safer for the horses as it is a joust rather than a race and not to be missed if you are here for the August 15th. A series of connected festivals are spread out from the last week in July for about a month. GENERAL INFORMATION WEBSITES Tuscany Tourism www.turismo.toscana.it Official site of the mayor's office Volterra (in English) www.comune.volterra.pi.it TUSCANY ACTIVITIES WEBSITES Siena Music festival Siena www.italydaily.it Art festival in Montepulciano 24 July - 4 August www.nautilus-mp.com Spoleto Music, Cinema and Theatre festival - 28 June - 14 July www.spoletofestival.it Wine Trails www.terreditoscana.regione.toscana.it Opera festivals www.operabase.com Jazz music www.umbriajazz.com The Palio in Siena www.ilpaliodisiena.com Walking in Volterra www.comune.volterra.pi.it Museums in Florence www.museumsinflorence.com


Tennis
Tennis court nearby


Thermal Baths & Beauty Centre
Thermal Baths nearby.