BUONCONVENTO

It’ s the most important center of Val d’Arbia, the name comes from “Bonus Conventus” that is meeting people in a friendly place. Very important in the Middle Ages for the position in Francigena is historically remembered because here died the emperor Arrivo XVII.

AREZZO

Arezzo is an antique city and was thriving in both Etruscan and Roman periods where important representatives of Italian culture like Petrarca, Vasari or Guido d’Arezzo were born.

ASCIANO and CRETE SENESI

Magnificent roads leave from Asciano and allow guests to navigate the sea of Crete Senesi, soft wave of hills with white spots or furrowed erosion, where time slows and space distends: the historical Lauretana towards Siena, the via di Rapolano and the splendid unmade road of Monte Sante Marie. It is also the ideal starting point to reach the Abbey of Monteoliveto Maggiore.

FLORENCE

In the heart of Florence we can still recognise the perfect town planning of the roman city. This was later enlarged and organised around two centres: one religious (Duomo and Battistero) and the other civil (Piazza della Signoria).

MONTALCINO

Montalcino is situated at the summit of the hills which dominate with a glance of the eyethe Val d’Orcia, Val d’Arbia and the valley of Ombrone.Montalcino is above all the chosen area of one of the most important red wines in Tuscany and Italy, “Brunello di Montalcino”.

PIENZA

Pienza is positioned in the middle of the beautiful and perfect landscape of the Val d’Orcia. The position of the city enables it to document fundamental interest even today of the humanist architecture posed by the man – nature relationship. Also the reference this important relationship had during the classic years.

SAN GIMIGNANO

The present 15 medieval towers (once 72 when the city was at its full splendour) announce the richness of this small Tuscany town to the visitor from a long way off. San Gimignano developed between the 4th and 8th centuries, in an area which had already been inhabited during the Etruscan period.

CHIANTI

the Chianti hills famous for the production of fine red wines and its numerous castles which were the shield and protection from the florentine army.

VOLTERRA

On the inside of the wall you will be reminded of the proud medieval commune of Volterra which helps us to understand the enchanting magic of this beautiful city.

SAN QUIRICO d'ORCIA

Located just 25 km from our Estate is the first town of the Val d 'Orcia. The town has developed around the medieval village of Osenna, retaining a medieval structure and the old town is surrounded by walls. Inside visit the Collegiate Church of San Quirico and Giuditta with its magnificent Gothic doorways and Roman Palazzo Chigi.

THE FESTIVAL OF MARZUOLO TRUFFLES IN THE CRETE SENESI HILLS

A permanent spring date in the Crete Senesi hills and the exhibition of the Marzuolo Truffles.
This event is the only one of its kind and takes place at San Giovanni d’Asso and attracts thousands of enthusiastic lovers of the delicious Marzuolo Truffle. At the fair you can buy and taste fresh truffles presented by the Truffle Association. Also each year exhibitions, stands selling truffles, seminars and guided tastings.

THE MINI-MARKET OF THE CRETE DI ASCIANO

This small fair takes place on the second Sunday of each month and you can buy local food products, as well as biological products, handmade wicker work items, wrought iron, copper and terracotta products.

THE PALIO

The territory of the City is divided into seventeen contrade with the boundaries established in 1729 by the Proclamation of Violante of Bavaria , Governor of the City .
The Palio race is preceded by a procession ( Historic Walks ) which take part more than 600 participants representing the 17 contrade and institutions of the ancient Republic of Siena .

EROICA

The ``L’Eroica`` cycling event promoted by the Association Parco Ciclistico del Chianti – is held on the first Sunday of October, but the route can be used by ``Erioca`` cyclists all year round.

It involves 205 km of dirt and tarmac roads, which wind their way through the unforgettable landscape of Chianti, Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia.

SAGRA DEL TORDO

Sagra del Tordo at Montalcino is a very special tasting event to be held in the beautiful center of Siena on the last weekend of October . The districts will compete in archery , accompanied by historical parades with the splendid medieval costumes , Borghetto ( white and red ) , Pianello ( white and blue ) , Ruga ( yellow and blue ) and Labor ( yellow and red ) .

BRAVIO DELLE BOTTI

In an atmosphere full of charm and magic it takes place every year in Montepulciano arduous uphill race : a race of barrels called Bravìo . program
The Bravìo of barrels is the challenge between eight districts : Cagnano , Collazzi Le Coste , Gracciano , Poggiolo , San Donato , and Talosa Voltaia . The districts are a painted cloth , by rolling barrels of 80 kg each , along an upward path over a kilometer .

LA GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO

Giostra is a historical re-enactment that takes place in medieval Arezzo .
It is an ancient knightly competition that has its origins in the Middle Ages and that is to hit a target , the shield of a tumbler ( a robot swivel impersonating the `` King of the Indies `` ) , with a spear at the end of a quick career on horseback .

BAGNI DI SAN FILIPPO

Amongst the suggest Crete della Val d’Orcia and the woods of Mount Amiata the San Filippo baths are to be found. They are noted as one of the most extraordinary spa thermal locations in Tuscany because of the presence of its limestone deposits which wind a magical green path.

BAGNO VIGNONI

This thermal spa locality is surrounded by antique towns and medieval castles, characterized by a large bath which is situated in the main square.

RAPOLANO TERME

Rapolano is synonymous with spa thermals and therefore with well being and the fortification of one’s body with the waters of Terme di San Giovanni and the complex thermals of the Antica Querciolaia.

SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI

Use of these thermal waters at San Casciano dei bagni has dated back to the Etruscan and Roman periods, and has continued uninterrupted over the centuries.