WHAT TO DO
Most of our guests alternate lazy days by the pool and days spent discovering the territory, but there still may be some time to enjoy different experiences and dedicate to activities that will contribute to make your holiday at Montefreddo a life time experience. From cooking classes to ballooning and water rafting, Olivia will help you organize your onsite or offsite activities. Here follows a taste of some of them.
HIKING AND WALKING
The territory of San Casciano dei Bagni has a wide variety of pathways immersed in a beautiful natural environment, far away from traffic and irksome noises. Hikes suitable for almost everyone lead to the top of Mount Cetona, where the panorama extend from lake Bolsena to Lake Trasimeno through the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia; the area of Mount Amiata and the Natural Reserve of Monte Rufeno offer walks and hikes of different levels.
HORSE BACK RIDING
Classes in manège for beginners or rides in the wood for experts are organized in cooperation with a local equestrian centre. Games with ponies are organized for the youngest.
San Casciano dei Bagni offers tennis courts available for rental upon booking. Tennis classes are held in either Chiusi or Cetona, 15 km from the properties.
All the pathways of the area are also suitable for mountain bikes. Bikes may be rented www.autonoleggiogiramondo.it
ART and PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Our art workshops are held at the property by Marco Perli, a teacher graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia, who is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and is a photographer for passion. Workshops are open to both children and adults and they will represent not only the occasion to experiment clay modeling, painting, drawing or to learn to recycle whatever looks useless, but also a way to look at things with different eyes, to discover oneself creative potential, to express unknown feelings. www.facebook.com/www.laboratorisiriparte
PAINTINGS ON CERAMICS
The Valdichiana Golf Club is only 45 minutes drive from the properties. www.golfclubvaldichiana.it
A balloon tour will mean experiencing Tuscany and its beauty from a different point of view. The hill top towns, the vineyards, the charming hilly valleys will show a new side and will appear as beautiful as ever. Balloon rides are organized by a small professional: www.ballooningintuscany.com
may be experienced along the impetuous rivers and brooks of Umbria, close to the charming Marmore waterfall. www.raftingumbria.it
A holiday in Tuscany should, by all means, include the experience of a cooking class. In the familiar ambience of your villa kitchen or at their restaurant, “our” professional cooks, Iside or Dori, will share with you their secrets. You will learn to make your own pici (the local hand-made spaghetti), or lasagnas together with a delicious sauce prepared with the freshest ingredients. Meat or a vegetarian dishes, vegetables and a delicious desert will complete your private culinary experience. To know more about “our chefs”, you may visit their web-sites: Dori, who was born and raised in San Giacomo, one of our properties, www.cookingforyou.it ; Iside, the youngest Italian chef to gain a Michelin star, www.laparolina.it.
A private instructor will come to the property for a one to one yoga class. In the quietness of the countryside, surrounded by Mother Nature and her sweet sounds, you will take the maximum benefit from your yoga practice .
This is a discipline that needs to be practiced under the expert eye of a professional. To approach the discipline or to improve your skills, Marta, upon availability, will be your point of reference. You may write her at: firstname.lastname@example.org,