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Holiday farmhouse in Montepulciano

You can walk or cycle along the very pleasant, quiet roads surrounding Podere Fontecastello. There are public tennis courts just 200m away. Just 3 km away you can find Sant'Albino, famous for massages, facials and therapeutic treatments with sulphur water.

Not to be missed are some of the most beautiful towns and villages in Tuscany. Pienza, the city of Father Pio II (Papa Pio II); Monticchiello, a small village where traditional comedies are re-enacted during August; Montalcino, very famous for its excellent Brunello wine; Bagni Vignoni, a small thermal place very well known for its hot water baths (pool open also during winter); Siena, where the "Palio" takes place twice a year (2 July and 16 August) which consists of a horse race in the main square; at just 20 km away you can visit lake Trasimeno. In Montepulciano, famous not only for the wine tasting of "Vino Nobile" but also for a lot of things to see. You can walk up to the top, to the Town Hall and main square "Piazza Grande" where Bravìo delle Botti (a barrel race) takes place the last Sunday in August, when the competitors have to push a barrel uphill. The city is divided into "contradas" each with their own history, colours and costumes. August is an especially exciting time to witness their displays.

Cheese tasting

Discover how to "make" the pecorino cheese, telling all the phases and processes of the processing, from milking to salting, to maturing.

Brunello tasting: Ventolaio

Ventolaio offers the opportunity to make guided tour and tastings of its wines.

Vino Nobile tasting

For individual person i's possible to visit freely Cantina Contucci to taste our wines with a our staff and if interested to make the purchase.

Caffè tasting

Tour guidati con degustazione di caffè

Vespa tour

The Vespa is undoubtedly the best means of transport to travel ecologically and peacefully.

Bike and ebike tours

You can hire electric bikes during your holidays in Tuscany, Val d'Orcia, Val di Chiana or Chianti...

Hot air balloon ride

Ballooning In Tuscany will show you Tuscany from a different, more authentic point of view. Enjoy the view from a wicker basket thousands of feet up in the air.

Car rent

We are specialized in providing top-quality rental services to international customers - Car hire service Il Girasole

Tours and guided tours

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Learn Italian

Learn Italian
In the heart of Tuscany, in the beautiful town of Montepulciano, Il Sasso Italian Language School...

Horseback riding

Horse riding
Horseback riding in stre Tre Laghi