Experiences

Experiences

There is so much interest both on property and close to La Torre alle Tolfe, and all visitors are encouraged to engage and explore.

FOODIES:

Join our Chef in an authentic cooking class, visit our Winery or if the right season go for a truffle hunt.

CULTURALISTS:

Learn about the history of La Torre alle Tolfe, discover the secret of Siena and the Palio Horse Race, visit artisans’ shops and join a pottery class.

FOODIES:

Join our Chef in an authentic cooking class, visit our Winery or if the right season go for a truffle hunt.

CULTURALISTS:

Learn about the history of La Torre alle Tolfe, discover the secret of Siena and the Palio Horse Race, visit artisans’ shops and join a pottery class.

SPORTS LOVERS:

Hiking and biking, yoga, or feel free to use our bocce and tennis court.

DOLCE VITA STYLE:

Lay by the pool under the Tuscan sun with a glass of our Rosé wine and relax with a pampering massage.

SPORTS LOVERS:

Hiking and biking, yoga, or feel free to use our bocce and tennis court.

DOLCE VITA STYLE:

Lay by the pool under the Tuscan sun with a glass of our Rosé wine and relax with a pampering massage.

- Activities on property -

Cooking Class

Our Chef, focused on local culinary tradition and genuine food at zero km, will accompany you in a real experience among the scents and flavours of Tuscany & Italy.

The lesson begins with a walk in the vegetable garden and in the herb garden to collect the ingredients that will be used for the preparation of the food. Guests can choose among Pizza and Pasta making.

Pasta:

Two different types of pasta and a sauce.

Special requests and intolerances can be accommodated if shared in advance.

Duration: 2 hours
Time: 10.30 to 12.30 / 15.00 To 17.00

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Pizza:

This creative laboratory is a great activity for all age groups! You begin with needing your
dough and then create your own toppings from local ingredients. The pizzas will then be cooked for your lunch or dinner in our outdoor wood-fired oven.

Duration: 1 hr
Time: Sundays 18.00 to 19.00

Lunch or dinner are included in the price with things prepared with the chef, beverages excluded.

Our Chef, focused on local culinary tradition and genuine food at zero km, will accompany you in a real experience among the scents and flavours of Tuscany & Italy.

The lesson begins with a walk in the vegetable garden and in the herb garden to collect the ingredients that will be used for the preparation of the food. Guests can choose among Pizza and Pasta making.

Pasta:

Two different types of pasta and a sauce. Special requests and intolerances can be accommodated if shared in advance.

Duration: 2 hours
Time: 10.30 to 12.30 / 15.00 To 17.00

 

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Pizza:

This creative laboratory is a great activity for all age groups! You begin with needing your
dough and then create your own toppings from local ingredients. The pizzas will then be cooked for your lunch or dinner in our outdoor wood-fired oven.

Duration: 1 hr
Time: Sundays 18.00 to 19.00

Lunch or dinner are included in the price with things prepared with the chef, beverages excluded

Massages

Treat yourself to a wellness treatment to nourish the body and pacify the mind.

An experience to relax and recharge your batteries.

Relaxing massage  (1 hr)
Ayurvedic massage (1 hr)

For more treatments, please check our SPA menu

Hiking Around The Estate

The countryside surrounding the entire estate is an ideal place for pleasant long walks. An area rich in vineyards, olive groves, wild woods and ancient villages nestled on the Tuscan hills.

Our routes are suitable for everyone, from children to amateurs to true sportsmen. All routes can also be covered with bikes and are mapped and available via app or GPS. Stop by reception to pick up your map.

All our trails can be used free of charge by those who stay or dine with us.

Historic Tour & Wine Tasting

This tour is designed for those who want to live an experience linked not only to our wines but also to the history and medieval origin of the property.

Join us on this voyage from our VIIIth-century tower, sharecropping hamlet, through the underground passages connecting the villa to the old winery.

The tour ends with the visit of the new winery and tasting lead by our Resident Sommelier Emily O’Hare, of four of our wines accompanied by cheeses and cured meats.

Duration 2 hrs
Time: 11.00 to 13.00 / 17.00 to 19.00

Wine Tour & Tasting

This Tour includes a route that passes through the vineyards, up to the cellar and ends with the final tasting, lead by our Resident Sommelier Emily O’Hare, of four of our wines accompanied by cheeses and cured meats.

Duration: 2 hrs
Time: 11.00 to 13.00 / 17.00 to 19.00

Olive Oil Tasting

A journey to discover the wonderful world of extra virgin olive oil, discussing how it is made and why it is so incredibly good for our health.

We will start in the olive grove with an introduction into the olive culture world, and then taste different blends and mono cultivars from all over Italy, in a unique and memorable experience. This tasting includes 6 olive oils, of which 2 are of our production.

Duration: 90 mins
Time: 18.00 to 19.30

Animal Feeding

Every morning, together with the owner and her children, you can live the experience of meeting and feeding our animals. Horses, chickens, sheep, rabbits and cows are waiting for adults and children to live a real farm experience.

Our activities with animals are free for those who stay or dine with us.

Foraging

Claudia is a experienced forager and knows Tuscany intimately. She will guide you in the principles of foraging and show you how to find the best seasonal bounty on the Le Tolfe estate. Your findings will then be incorporated into your next meal at the Villa.

Duration: 2 hrs
Time: on request

Yoga

Yoga classes for all ages and abilities covering different styles. Among the most popular ones: “Chill Yoga” to create ease, winding down, and finding stillness. “Flow Yoga” which incorporates a standing sequence, core strengthening and breath work. This is great practice to experience what in yoga is called ‘Vinyasa’.

Duration: 1 hr
Time: on request

- Activities off property -

Ceramic Workshop

Pottery courses for beginners and non, or for all those people who are just fascinated by art and who want to approach this ancient craft. You will immerse yourself in a fascinating historic workshop in the centre led by Elisabetta, passionate artist and owner. Our guests will know techniques and secrets of this art.

Materials provided by the Bottega (brushes, colours, small book with the history of ceramics)

Duration: 4 hours
Time: on request

Bike & Vespa Touring

Riding in the Tuscan countryside and enjoying the rural roads to immerse yourself in the typical landscapes of vineyards and olive groves. In alternative guests can rent the legendary Piaggio Vespa to get lost in the countryside in perfect “La dolce Vi-ta” style.



Bikes and vespa are delivered directly to the estate with at least one day’s notice.

Vespas: on request
Guided Tour: On request

Guided Tours

Donatella has been working as a guide in Siena since the 70s and is uniquely placed to impart the most fascinating stories about its history and culture. She can tailor your itinerary to include any specific sites you wish to include or she can take you through the back streets or underground passages to discover the lesser-known side of this incredible city. She is also able to offer an evening tour, which is brilliantly atmospheric and can lead up to dinner in the city.

Duration: up to 2 hrs / Half day
Time: on request

September Grape Harvest

Join us on a fantastic morning in the vineyards picking the best grapes by hand. Follow them into the winery to discover the secrets of the production. End the experience with a traditional pic-nic accompanied by our wines.

Duration: 5 hrs
Time: 9.30 to 14.30, available in mid-September only