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Activities in the area

  • Visit the cultural and historical towns which Tuscany is famous for.

  • Shop to your heart's content at The Mall,
    a beautiful outlet in Leccio Reggello.

  • Wander around the antiques market in Arezzo or daily market in Florence.

There are countless

opportunities if you like

cycling, golf or hiking.

Area and activities

The nearest village is Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni in the municipality of Cavriglia. It is also called "Porta del Chianti" or "Gateway to Chianti" because of its position between the Arno valley and the Chianti hills.

The village is just a five minute drive from Casa dei Boschi and you can find many local amenities there such as a small supermarket, butcher, greengrocer, gastronomia – a shop with delicious local specialities, pharmacy, post office, bank, hairdresser, newsagent, tobacconist, florist (Interflora), laundrette and pizzeria. Please pay attention to shops' opening times (shops are closed between 1 and 5 pm).
 
     
 
The cultural and historical towns Tuscany is famous for are worth a visit:
  • Florence (52km)
  • Siena (44km)
  • Arezzo (48km)
  • Cortona (88km)
  • Pisa (146km)
  • Lucca (123km)
  • San Gimignano (55km)
 
Other picturesque villages in the area which also deserve a visit:

  • Badia Coltibuono *
  • Badia a Montemuro *
  • Castellina in Chianti *
  • Gaiole *
  • Greve *
  • Lecchi *
  • Loro Ciuffenna
  • Lucolena *
  • Panzano *
  • Radda *
  • San Gusmè *
  • Vertine *
  • Volpaia *
  • Volterra *
 
* situated in the Chianti region


Activities
There are countless opportunities if you like cycling, golf or hiking.

Cycling holidays Casa dei Boschi
Enjoy fantastic and energetic cycle rides through the beautiful Tuscan landscape surrounding the cozy and welcoming Casa dei Boschi. Discover the famous Chianti region with its dark stately cypress avenues, sunny terracotta villages and rolling fields of old vines and olive trees. These rolling hills with breathtaking views provide the perfect backdrop for both novice and experienced cyclists. Exploring this area by bicycle is a veritable feast for the senses.
After a strenuous day a wooden hot tub awaits with perfectly heated water for you to rest your tired muscles and relax. Breakfast and dinner are served almost daily by your host using products from the region. Casa dei Boschi has everything for you to experience the 'La dolce vita' feeling. If you would like more information regarding bicycle arrangements please look at the page 'rates'.

For guests wishing to explore the Tuscan countryside on foot
The immediate surrounding area around Casa dei Boschi is excellent for walks. Walking through fields, orchards and forests, along streams and waterfalls, enjoying the breathtaking views will lead you to discover the Tuscan landscape in all its glory.
Only 17 km from Casa dei Boschi is the famous wine village of Gaiole in Chianti. From this Tuscan village there are 11 loop trails (sentieri in Italian) with a total length of 160 km. The marked trails lead past castles, vineyards, churches, farmhouses, olive groves and vineyards. During these walks you will be treated to the most breathtaking views offered by the beautiful Chianti region. Tuscany is home to amazing landscapes.
Walkers also get a special treat every day at Casa dei Boschi; you can refresh your body and mind in the wooden tub with perfect water temperature and restore your physical and mental wellbeing. Breakfast and dinner are served almost daily by your host. You will taste pure Tuscan delicacies from regional producers. For more information regarding walking tours please look at the page 'rates'.

Discover Tuscany by motorbike
Riding a motorbike around Tuscany with its beautiful landscape, its wonderful scents and its amazing colours, bright in Spring and warm in Autumn, will be a treat for all your senses. You return each day to Casa dei Bosch to be treated to a perfectly heated hot tub which is a real blessing for tired bodies. Practically every day you can enjoy meals on one of the terraces surrounding your accommodation and you will taste traditional Tuscan flavours. This absolutely wonderful spot in Tuscany offers an exceptional stay where discovery, enjoyment and relaxation are combined and where the rustic charm of Casa dei Boschi merges with authentic Tuscan country life. Please look at the page 'rates' for more information on motorcycle arrangements.

Italy is the perfect place for food lovers and the following restaurants in the area come highly recommended:
  • Osteria di Coltibuono (Badia di Coltibuono)
  • Osteria Rifugio del Chianti (Badia a Montemuro)
  • Osteria di Fontebussi & Osteria Montegonzi (Cavriglia/Montegonzi)
  • Osteria di Rendola (Montevarchi)
Markets:
  • The daily market in San Lorenzo square in Florence.
  • The weekly market in San Giovanni Valdarno (Saturday), Figline Valdarno (Tuesday), Montevarchi (Thursday).
  • The monthly antiques market in Arezzo on every first Sunday of the month.
  • Easter markets in Radda – exclusive produce.
Shopping:
The Mall in Leccio Reggello (30km) is a beautiful outlet with all the famous Italian designer brands!