Throughout the year the farmhouse offers a variety of excursions and educational activities for children and adults
“Trekking on the Montalbano to discover the historic Tower of Sant’Alluccio”:
On foot or by mountain bike, go along a pleasant route on the Montalbano along a path marked by the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) to the ruins of the Tower of Sant’Alluccio.
“Chianti Montalbano DOCG Wine Road”:
Visit the winery Fattoria di Lucciano, belonging to the family Spalletti for over a century.
Path among the vineyards, harvest, wine tasting are the most important element of this wine tour.
The excellent wine produced by this winery is served in the Farmhouse.
“Discover the secrets of extra virgin olive oil”:
Guided tour of the olive grove, olive harvest demonstration and explanation of the method and of the tools used, return to the farmhouse with tasting of home produced extra virgin olive oil.
“A walk in the Barco Reale Mediceo”
Organized excursions on foot or by mountain bike (provided free of charge by the farmhouse) in the woods of Montalbano, in the ancient hunting ground, the Barco Reale, built by the Medici family in 1626. Discover the historic, cultural and natural aspects of the Montalbano.
Part of the wall that enclosed the ancient hunting ground is still visible today on the edge of the Farmhouse property.
Continuing on the path you reach the Tower of Sant’Alluccio.
“Interactive path to recognize herbs”:
Through a fun sensorial journey in the countryside of Montalbano, an expert guide will guide children and adults in the observation and recognition of different varieties of culinary and aromatic herbs.
“Ceramics, between tradition and innovation of Tuscan handicrafts”
Tour to an ancient furnace in Quarrata – in Gli Olmi – where the owner Giorgio will be glad to show you his hand-worked pottery.
Miniature pigs, geese, hens, Mugellesi cockerel, goats are pleased to show off to the guests! Accompanied by the owners Maria and Sandra, children can observe the animals, feed them and choose their own farm-fresh eggs.
Source Gli Arancini:
The source Arancini – the Farmhouse was named after it – is about 1 kilometer away. The uncontaminated water we use is on the ridge and descends down to town.
On request, horseback riding with specialized guide.
Mountain bikes are free to use for all our guests.
The convenient location of the Farmhouse offers the opportunity to partecipate in various tours and activities, in 50 minutes by car you can:
– PLAY in the Pinocchio Entertainment Park and live for a day fairy tale emotions throught a surprising itinerary on the Pinocchio Adventures.
Children will particularly enjoy spending the afternoon in a tropical garden in the midst of thousands butterflies from all over the world, in the Collodi Butterfly House ®. An audiovisual presentation and the learning center help children understanding the life cycle of butterflies.
– DISCOVER the main cities of art in Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca…
…Vinci: behind the farmhouse there is the house where Leonardo was born and the Museum (always open).
…Prato: the city of textiles is 10 km away from the farmhouse, you can visit the Emperor Castle, the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci and also the famous Textile Museum.
…Pistoia: the city Pistoia is a paradise for art and tradition lovers. It was called by poets and writers the “city of enchanted stones.” The center offers small streets with churches, monasteries and monuments dating back to the Middle Ages and has one of the most beautiful Squares of Italy, the Piazza Duomo, where there is the splendid cathedral of Pistoia.
Children will be delighted to visit the Pistoia Zoo and to participate in workshops on biodiversity.
– ORGANIZE a day at the sea, enjoying the famous beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.