Casale di Larniano
Near Siena, Tuscany
Casale di Larniano offers a variety of interesting day trips within an hour driving distance as well as other captivating destinations for days of exploring further afield. We can arrange custom self- or expert-guided tours to the area’s famous sites and best-kept secrets. Let us know what you like and we’ll use our insight, knowledge and comprehensive network of contacts to create memorable tours and activities, just for you.
Surrounded by woods and extensive vineyards, Taverne d’Arbia and Due Ponti are just minutes away. You can also visit medieval villages still intact, including Radda, Greve, Panzano and Castellina in Chianti all within an hours' drive from Casale di Larniano
INTERESTING TOWNS AND CITIES
Take a jaunt into Siena for a day of fun and feasting. Enjoy a gelato in Piazza del Campo, Siena’s renowned center that is home to the famous 'Palio' horse races. Continue on to San Gimignano for a view of the famous towers, or head south to Montepulciano, Montalcino and San Quirico d'Orcia in the Val d'Orcia. And don't forget the superabundance of art, architecture, history, fashion and food that is Florence.
OTHER INTERESTING PLACES
To the south of Siena, many beautifully preserved attractions are worthy of day trips, including Bagno Vignoni, Abbadia di San Galgano, Monte Oliveto di Maggiore, and Pienza. Volterra to the west can be added to a day trip beginning in San Gimignano. To reach Arezzo to the east you can also enjoy San Gusme and other lovely villages along the way.
GUIDED EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXPERT AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS
We can arrange walking, biking and driving tours to almost anywhere, including an insider's visit through the breathtaking Chianti hillside, an artistic tour of Arezzo, a Renaissance tour of Florence or an historic tour of Pisa and its famous leaning tower.
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES
No trip to the area is complete without personally experiencing the art of winemaking and tasting in Chianti's celebrated vineyards. Likewise for the Brunello and Nobile wines a bit further south. For other flavorful experiences, take a gastronomic tour of the markets in Florence, followed by a private cooking class with a professional chef in Studio.
Outdoor enthusiasts will fall in love with the landscape. Opportunities for biking, hiking and walking abound for people at all levels of ability. The more adventurous may opt to explore Chianti or the Val d'Orcia astride the back of a Harley.
Take your family on a barchetto ride down the Arno River or in a hot air balloon over the vineyards of Chianti. Explore the countryside by horseback or experience an authentic truffle hunt (in season) with a local farmer and his dogs. Fun for people of all ages.
For retail therapy, a personal shopper can be provided to assist in purchasing antiques, art, fashion and crafts in Florence, Siena and local favorites. A tour of the hard-to-find outlets is a must for the most serious bargain hunters.
Of course, you’ll want to plan time to enjoy your villa. We can arrange wine- and cheese-tasting with a professional sommelier, private cooking classes, theme parties and massages, all in the privacy of Casale di Larniano.