Activities: Appartamenti in Agriturismo near Firenze in Toscana, Montaione
Painting and ceramic classes: art, creativity and culture are elements that characterise Tuscany. At the farmhouse we give ample space to courses that teach the rudiments of these two art forms, while creating enjoyment both for adults and for children. The objects made in terracotta are then baked in an oven, and you can take your 'work of art' home with you at the end of your vacation. When frequenting the painting course there are also organised trips to the countryside, the better to paint the splendid scenery surrounding the farmhouse.
Cooking classes: a practical course that teaches regional Tuscan cooking. For those who want to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cooking, we organise brief but very helpful cooking classes. The cook, born and bred in Tuscany reveals her precious secrets and the participants, after having prepared the food with their own hands, sit together and enjoy this very satisfying meal. What a nice experience! Barbecue with bonfire: think of a panorama filled with a range of blues and green. Imagine a mouth watering piece of meat sizzling on the grill, a bonfire that illuminates all around, and music ranging from ballads to dance tunes. You can experience all of the above weekly at our Barbecue with bonfire.
Wine fest: in the middle of the estate, in the farmyard close to the restaurant, the big wine festival takes place every week. Our guests are welcomed to taste our wines as well as have a bite of "fettunta" (toasted crusty bread rubbed with oil and garlic), local salami and ham, mature sheep's milk cheese served by Pietro, our farmer. Music by local artists, as well as songs and dances rejoice the festival atmosphere until late evening. Wine tasting: at the farmhouse, wine has been produced for over 30 years. From our San Giovese vineyards, Chianti and Casalone good wines are produced, i.e. the best expression of San Giovese obtained from the oldest vineyards, which are also the most widespread on the estate. Our wine is matured for 15 months in French barriques, then refined in bottles for 6 months We also produce white wine, Solaria, from Tuscan Trebbiano, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, the wine ferments in modern stainless steel tanks. Wine cellars are open for guided visits and for tasting our wines, olive oil The farmhouse offers you the possibility to purchase our wines and other products on-line. If you would like to participate in a unique experience, the wine harvest takes place in October.
Miniclub: he Mini Club what bonds the farmhouse and the arriving families. The Mini Club offers a large play area for kids, where experienced multilingual babysitters (English, German, French and Dutch) entertain children of different ages with theme games and visits to the animals at the farm. There is an area of 5,000 sq m all around the 'Casetta nel bosco' . On the inside of the house, there is a kitchen, bathroom, and extra space where there are lots of learning opportunities, for example, the kids participate in recitals, painting and sculpture classes, and many games that allow the children to socialise. In addition there are outings to discover nature, and an area of 1,000 sq m. at the lake side entirely devoted to children. Farm tractor: on a trip to Tuscany, you?ll surely want to discover the countryside, the vegetation, and the way we maintain our fields. Take advantage of the tractor ride in this way while sitting comfortably in the tractor you'll be able to see the estate, the animals, our agricultural products, the farm hands etc. A wonderful adventure for all.