– Parco Benestare –
The Parco Benestare is the open park in the areas around the districts of Gambassi Terme and Montaione, Tuscany.
This is a new notion of a park, without strict territorial boundaries, making it an essential part of the two districts’ culture and history. The park features interesting routes that give visitors the opportunity to experience landscape attractions of uncommon beauty. Layers of minerals, former mines, unique geological formations and, best of all, a series of streams and old springs that give visitors a new, direct relationship with nature.
As well as the large number of trekking routes, two different loop paths have been identified and marked, which begin from the two starting points San Vivaldo in the municipality of Montaione (red path) and the spa centre of Gambassi Terme (violet path), which permit visitors to enjoy all the magnificent views the territory has to offer.
These two routes provide a rational, but diversified approach to visiting the interior of the Park, with the possibility of viewing artistic and cultural sites of incredible value, including the wonderful complex of Jerusalem by San Vivaldo and the enchanting romanesque church of Santa Maria in Chianni. A visit to this wonderful park means loosing oneself in the natural environment with its flora and fauna that provides a background to the artistic and handcrafted products famous throughout our region and the whole of Tuscany. Hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike trips are a few of the countless options from which visitors can choose to enjoy all the wonders that the Park has to offer for a weekend or longer vacation.
Parco Benestare… culture and well-being in Tuscany.
MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE
– Land Hill Rental Bike –
Landhill born from an idea by Stefano Taddei as a tool fot thr delivery and management of an increasingly service, the bike rental.
The industry knowledge and the passion for the two wheels lead to create a system of rent varied agile and lean, which can be enjoyed from both the beginner to the pro . The fine points of Landhill are the wide presence of bikes hired very recently, both by road from gravel roads ( 29″ ) , for performance or for amateur athletes, the size and convenience in finding the right setting , the ongoing review of the bike , attention to safety, etc.More shine of Landhill , is a team of qualified persons headed by Franco Paternoster, athlete and teacher with national awards . This team is trained to deliver the bike to the best of their features, to guide you on the road or on the single track in the area, they can even organize day tours with refreshments and a thousand other alternatives , so you can enjoy the most of the beauty of the land of Tuscany on two wheels, in a healthy and away from the stress.
For rent a mountain bike :
Via JF Kennedy 10 50050 Montaione
FRANCO +39/333 892 9219
This activity is under construction, we are looking for collaboration for the season 2017, to offer our guests a special entertainment on the hillside paths of Tuscany.
Tuscany is the ideal destination for golf lovers. Its temperate climate allows you to enjoy this sport for most of the year. Castelfalfi is the largest golf course in Tuscany and attracts fans from around the world. The courses of the Golf Club Castelfalfi, built according to the principles of sustainability and without adding anything artificial, are among the most fascinating from the point of view of its landscape and are stimulating from a sports point of view. The Golf Club, with its 27 holes, challenges the most experienced players and ensures fun even for beginners. There is also a driving range with grass teeing grounds, covered areas for conducting clinics and a clubhouse.
Become a member of the Castelfalfi Golf Club
Family membership (2 adults): € 1,900.00
Adult Membership: € 1,100.00
Junior Plus membership (19-29 years old): € 650.00
Junior membership (12-18 years): € 500.00
Young membership (under 12): € 200.00
ASD Adult including FIG Membership: € 100.00
ASD Young including FIG Membership: €30.00
Ristorante Gallo Nero – Siena
Mauro Tigli with his Gallo Nero bring on the table the Middle Ages of Siena
The restaurant, which is located in the heart of the city (we are in Porrione Street, few steps from Piazza del Campo) stands for the search of the traditions of the past, presented in the form of authentic dishes as simple and tasty. The work of Mauro Tigli is meticulous because it goes in search of the Sienese traditions of the past, when the ingredients were few and the food was really a primary need.
Even before the kitchen, that of the Gallo Nero is indeed a work that develops on the books, with the involvement of expert of medieval customs and consumption. Can be intuited from the entrance, looking at the sign made ??on the basis of the model asked by a landlord in 1400, or peering into the windows inside the room that are inspired the designs of Duccio da Buoninsegna.
In the table, then, each dish has its own story to tell, retracing the tracks that have been followed over the centuries. From wine to meat, from cereals to vegetables, through the olive oil and pecorino cheese until, of course, desserts. Every single dish evokes the history and traditions of the guests and is available via the tasting menu, delicious medieval banquets or themed evenings which dwell also on local products. Seated at a table at the Gallo Nero, you can make a real trip back in time as well as the atmosphere and the innkeepers are those typical of the Middle Ages.
Via del Porrione, 65/67 – 53100 Siena
RESERVATIONS +39 0577 284356
Restaurant I’ Ciampa – Montaione
The Ciampalini family welcomes you to the medieval walls of Montaione
The restaurant and pizzeria I’Ciampa is situated in the ancient walls of Montaione, a small town in the heart of Tuscany in the province of Florence at 340 mts above the sea level.Opened in December 2006 is a place where you will be amazed by the imagination of Ciampalini brothers who, together with the pizza maker and kitchen staff, will allow you to enjoy a unique dining experience and welcoming atmosphere that will make you feel at home.You will be able to enjoy Tuscan dishes together with our pizza on the terrace, or in the summertime, outdoors in the garden admiring the beautiful scenery of the Tuscan hills.
For those who want to celebrate a special event a private room is available. Restaurant I’Ciampa offers the best Tuscan dishes with fish or meat made with quality products and combined with an extensive wine list which includes those made by the farm Mutini owned by the family Ciampalini.
In summertime, the restaurant I’Ciampa is open daily from early morning, for those who enjoy an abundant breakfast, or in the afternoon to enjoy a good glass of wine while relaxing on the terrace.
Tradition, care for details and attention to the needs of our guests, this is the unique atmosphere that really make the difference.
Via Chiarenti, 43 – 50050 MONTAIONE (Firenze)
RESERVATIONS FILIPPO +39 0571 69552
The farming history of the Tamburini family dates back to the late 19th century, and since then, for no less than 5 generations, a love of wine and olive growing has formed the basis of their daily work. The farm now covers over 50 hectares, all located in the historic heart of Chianti production in the Tuscan hills of the province of Florence. An agronomic and technological remodelling has been in progress since 2002, so far involving 25 hectares of vines and the 1.000 olive trees. This is leading to the company’s presence on the Italian and international markets with a product mix known mainly for the quality of the raw materials, but never losing sight of the typical and traditional characteristics of its area of origin.
AZIENDA AGRICOLA TAMBURINI EMANUELA
Via Catignano, 106 50050 – GAMBASSI TERME
TEL. E FAX +39 0571 680235
Visit / Taste / Brunch : 20€ by person
– Private SPA & Wellness Treatments –
Forget the stress with a relaxing break in our Spa. An elegant spa area which can also be reserved for exclusive only for you and your guests. Massages, saunas, turkish bath, emotional showers, mini-pool with jacuzzi … will rock you in complete confidentiality. The Private Spa service is by reservation also for the guests of Casa del Pastore
Sauna • Turkish bath • Jacuzzi • Massage • Consulting • Customized for cosmetics products • Sun Terrace • Bar Service
Via Aldo Moro, 2
56027 San Miniato PI
Tel : Daniele +39/0571 418904
– Come fly with us –
Experience the magic of flight, a bird’s eye view on Tuscany’s vineyards, olive groves and ancient townships; There’s nothing quite like flying in a hot air balloon over the Florentine Chianti hills!
Join us for a hot-air balloon ride over Tuscany, Chianti, Florence, Siena, Lucca, -to experience the timeless romantic beauty of Italy from a unique perspective. Your adventure near Firenze!
We fly in the early morning, every day weather permitting. Your balloon pilot and his crew will guide your flight, lifting off in the heart of the Chianti wine region, only 6 miles South of Florence, bringing serenity and wonder,
“the experience-of-a-lifetime”. A paradise for photographers, the hot air balloon is a perfect platform for aerial photography.
After landing you will be served a Champagne Prosecco breakfast with local produce, the renowned Pecorino cheeses from “Fattoria Corzano e Paterno” and a light Olive oil tasting with Tuscan bread, the genuine taste of the Best of Tuscany. A cross country drive back to the launch field in the chase vehicle will conclude your early morning excursion.
Loc. Calzaiolo, Via del Masso 14
50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa (FI)
Tel : +39/335 645 4036
Valdiluce is the ski destination of charm surrounded by the most famous mountains of the Apennines and the Tuscan spearhead of the Tuscan ski resort of Abetone.
Located at 1500 meters. the level of Valdiluce sea can be reached easily from both Tuscany and from Emilia Romagna. E’ugualmente palatable for those who, from the regions of central Italy, want to ski in a unique context.
The latest generation of ski lifts, new residences and hotels recently inaugurated Valdiluce make the right choice for lovers of skiing and mountain offering the chance to spend an unforgettable holiday, immersed in the peace and comfort of a mountain to measure ‘man, family and children.The Valley has 6 ski lifts on 14 km of trails connected to the remaining 36 of the Abetone-Mountain Pistoiese.I our systems area start from 1200 meters. to reach 1890 mt. at height and are located in the vicinity of the town square and within easy walking distance.The well connected slopes of our Abetone-Pistoia Mountain area also allow the most demanding skier anywhere access with skis piedi.
ValdiLuce is Pieds dans Neige. Snowmaking devices ensure constant snow cover throughout the ski area which is part and parcel Valdiluce throughout the ski season that lasts, weather permitting, until the beginning of May.