What to do

Relaxing in Thermal Waters

Tuscany is a land rich in thermal springs, which are known to provide health benefits! You won’t be able to resist the enticing warm and relaxing beneficial waters! The spas closest to Poderi Arcangelo are those of Petriolo and Rapolano Terme (Antica Querciolaia) about 40 minutes by car, the most famous: Montecatini Terme, Casciana Terme, Venturina or even the beautiful and wild free spas of Saturnia!

Thermal waters and Spa along the Via Francigena in Gambassi Terme just 10 minutes away by car from Poderi arcangelo, you can immerse yourself in the wellness of the Terme della Via Francigena: the new spa located in the centre of Gambassi Terme opened in 2015. Relaxation is guaranteed thanks to the “path of well-being” where you will find the outdoor swimming pool open in summer, the indoor whirlpool pool, continuing with the Finnish soft sauna and Turkish bath with aromatherapy and chromotherapy, the ice cascade, cooling showers, the Finnish water flake and finally the indoor and outdoor relaxation area.

A day at the seaside

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.

Hiking the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena was once the route that led from Canterbury to Rome, travelled mainly from the second millennium AD onwards by thousands of pilgrims travelling to Rome.  In recent years it has been rediscovered due to the cultural and religious importance of the Via Francigena and, where possible, has been restored to make it still accessible on foot.

Today, the Via Francigena is compared in importance to the famous Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela.  One of the stages 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.  Along the way you can visit the Sanctuary of Pancole and the enchanting Parish Church of Cellole.

Explore the territory by Bike and Mountain Bike

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.

Tuscany on a Vespa

Riding a Vespa Piaggio 125 cc or 300 cc two-seater, on both the main roads and country lanes; the joy of coming into contact with the Tuscan countryside and the fresh air! The feasible routes are both short and medium distance. On request, guides for groups and guided tours. Vespas can also be hired individually, with or without an guide. Maps with routes and places of tourist interest are provided. Documents required: driving license, credit card, document with home address. Booking required.
Bellini Bruno s.r.l. – San Gimignano
www.bellinibruno.com – Tel. +39 0577 940201 / +39 348 4125488 / +39 348 8273156

Golf Club Toscana – Montaione, Loc. Castelfalfi

Just 30 minutes from Poderi Arcangelo is a Golf Course that extends over 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).
There is a club house with changing rooms and a bar with a terrace. Practice course with 100 m of grass tee boxes, ten covered bays, two putting greens and a short play area.
Tel. +39 0571 890200 – golf@castelfalfi.it
Chiuso il Lunedì da Novembre a Marzo – Closed on Monday from November to March

Hot-air balloon ride

An unforgettable hot-air balloon flight over the rolling hills of Chianti? From today it is a reality thanks to the Italian Aerostatic Association – Tavarnelle val di Pesa that can help you enjoy an unforgettable experience.
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 whole 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.

Associazione aerostatica italiana – Tavarnelle val di Pesa
www.flyballoon.it – Tel. +39 055 8077940

Walks and excursions on horseback

Immersing yourself in the peaceful Tuscan countryside riding a horse is one of the experiences that await and that will leave you with unique memories and sensations.
In the various centres located a short distance from Poderi Arcangelo you can choose between routes with panoramic sights, as well as visits to places of historical and naturalistic interest, and you can choose between excursions for one hour, several hours or for the whole day.
Basic riding lessons and courses are also available for adults and children: for those who don’t want to ride a horse there are hiking excursions available.
Booking required.

Picnic at Canonica Park

A picnic immersed in the heart of the gentle Tuscan hills!
Canonica Park is located 5 minutes drive from Poderi Arcangelo and is equipped with braziers, tables, chairs and running water.
Free parking. Free entry.

Taste a unique ice cream

Cited in the most important world guides and often visited for national and international television programmes, while staying at Poderi Arcangelo you can not miss the opportunity to enjoy the ice cream at the Gelateria di Piazza – San Gimignano!
Selected ingredients and the many years of experience of the master gelato maker have contributed to making this ice cream parlour unique. Some unusual flavours: Vernaccia di San Gimignano sorbet, gorgonzola and walnuts, grapefruit, Santa Fina cream, ox blood and many others …!!
www.gelateriadipiazza.com – Tel. +39 0577 942244

Shopping is a passion!

If shopping is your passion, while staying at Poderi Arcangelo you will find you can discover many places that are right for you, from the numerous typical Weekly markets to the Large Shopping Centres.

Tuesday in Poggibonsi
Wednesday in Certaldo and Siena
Thursday in San Gimignano and Empoli
Friday in Colle di Val d’Elsa
Saturday in Castelfiorentino
Every day from Tuesday to Saturday in Florence the San Lorenzo Market


Barberino Outlet Village – Barberino del Mugello (FI)
Più di 100 negozi, info point, bar, ristoranti, area giochi bimbi, accesso disabili, wi-fi gratuito, parcheggio.
www.mcarthurglen.com/it/barberino-designer-outlet/it Tel. Ph. +39 055 842161 – info@barberino@mcarthurglen.com

Valdichiana Outlet Village
– Foiano della Chiana (AR)
Più di 140 negozi, info point, bar, ristoranti, gelaterie, area giochi bimbi, accesso disabili, sportello bancomat.
www.valdichianaoutlet.it/index2.php?pagina=outlet  Tel. Ph. +39 0575 649926 – ufficioinformazioni@valdichianaoutlet.it

The Mall – Leccio Reggello (FI)
Info point, bar, ristorante, accesso disabili, sportello bancomat.
www.themall.it – Tel. Ph. +39 055 8657775 – info@themall.it

Prada Outlet – Montevarchi (AR) Tel. Ph. +39 055/9789481