Are there any spas nearby?
Tuscany is a land rich in thermal springs, which are known to provide health benefits!
40 minutes by car, the most famous: Montecatini Terme, Casciana Terme, Venturina or even the beautiful and wild free spas of Saturnia!
Acque Termali – Thermal waters
Terme Antica Querciolaia – Rapolano Terme – www.termeaq.it – Tel. +39 0577 724091
Monday/Friday 9:00/19:00 – Saturday 9:00/01:00 – Sunday and public holidays 9:00/20:00
Thermal waters and Spa along the Via Francigena in Gambassi Terme
Via Francigena Spa – Gambassi Terme – https://www.termeviafrancigena.club/
Is it possible to spend a day at the beach? How far away is it?
Poderi Arcangelo is only about an hour from the Tuscan coast!
Hence there are several famous seaside resorts that can be easily reached during your stay. We’ll mention a few of the most famous ones Cecina, Castiglioncello, Vada, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Castagneto Carducci-Donoratico, San Vincenzo.
Are there any hiking trails?
The Poderi Arcangelo Holiday Farm is nestled in the green hills of Siena, with numerous hiking trails to choose from. In fact, a short distance from the farm is the Via Francigena, the route that leads from Canterbury to Rome, along the section that runs from the Church of Christ the King in Gambassi Terme to Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, a stage which is easy to walk in about 4 hours over about 13 kilometres.
Are there any bike and mountain bike routes?
Even lovers of two wheels who are staying at our facilities can enjoy several routes which will allow them to discover the Tuscan territory along the winding roads between the cypress trees in the hills of Siena, or go off road with the Mountain Bike along the wildest paths.
Is it possible to rent Vespas and explore the region?
Riding a Vespa Piaggio 125 cc or 300 cc two-seater, on both the main roads and country lanes will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Vespas can also be hired individually, with or without a guide and on request, guides are available for groups and guided tours; documents required: driving license, credit card, document with home address. Booking required.
Bellini Bruno s.r.l. – San Gimignanowww.bellinibruno.com – Tel. +39 0577 940201 / +39 348 4125488 / +39 348 8273156
Is it possible to play golf?
About 30 minutes by car from Poderi Arcangelo you will find the Golf Club Toscana – Montaione, Loc. Castelfalfi with an extension of 1,100 hectares of green fields, vineyards, olive groves and other local crops. In this beautiful natural setting there are two golf courses: the Mountain Course (par 72, 6351 metres) and the Lake Course (par 37, 3171 metres).
Tel. +39 0571 890200 – firstname.lastname@example.org – Closed on Mondays from November to March
Is it possible to take a trip in a hot-air balloon?
Thanks to the Italian Aerostatic Association – Tavarnelle val di Pesa you can experience an exciting balloon flight over the rolling hills of Chianti!
From 2 to 6 passengers; departure at dawn from the base in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, about 20 minutes by car from Poderi Arcangelo. The experience lasts about 3 and a half hours of which about 1 hour is flight time. A tasty breakfast with typical local products awaits you on land. You can fly all year round but not in adverse weather conditions.
Booking required. www.flyballoon.it – Tel. +39 055 8077940
Is it possible to take horseback rides?
It is possible to book Walks and excursions on horseback, for one hour, several hours or for the whole day, in the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside, with it possible to choose between routes with panoramic sights, as well as visits to places of historical and naturalistic interest.
You can also book single lessons, and basic riding courses for adults and children.
For those who don’t want to ride a horse there are hiking excursions. Booking required.
On which days do the typical weekly markets take place? In which towns?
In the typical weekly markets of the Tuscan towns and cities you can buy clothing, shoes, bags, local products, food, fresh fruit etc …
Every day from Tuesday to Saturday in Florence is San Lorenzo Market
Are there any Shopping Centres in the vicinity? How far away are they?
Thanks to the strategic position of the Poderi Arcangelo Holiday Farm, about an hour’s drive away you will find several Shopping Centres:
Barberino Outlet Village – Barberino del Mugello (FI)
More than 100 shops, info points, bars, restaurants, children’s playground, disabled access, free wi-fi, parking.
Valdichiana Outlet Village – Foiano della Chiana (AR)
More than 140 shops, info points, bars, restaurants, ice-cream parlours, children’s play area, disabled access, cash machines.
The Mall – Leccio Reggello (FI)
Info points, bar, restaurant, disabled access, cash machines.