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Montaione and Valdelsa, a real paradise for the bikers vacations

12 Jan

Montaione is a village located in the Valdelsa district, a very beautiful part of Tuscany countryside. San Gimignano, Volterra, Castelfiorentino, Gambassi terme and San Miniato are the closest towns around.


The medieval village of Montaione is on the hills, and from there, many different unpaved scenic roads to reach San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo and Montespertoli, enjoying beautiful landscapes.

The Valdelsa area is really a great destination to be discovered on the two wheels, especially by mountain-bike.

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Every day it is possible to choose a different route: dirt trucks and single trails. One of these go through the Via Francigena, that moving  From Montaione and following Via Santo Stefano until the valley of river Orlo. From here climbing to the Pieve di Coiano and start riding on the Via Francigena until to Gambassi Terme. From Gambassi Terme leaving the Via Francigena and get back to Montaione.

Montaione offers over than 10 trails with different difficulties and some organizations ready to provide guides, rentals, bicycle shops and repair shops.

The Valdelsa area is very reach of self-catering villas and farm-houses for rent. Most of them also have private gardens and swimming-pools. A real relaxing and exclusive solution for a great bike vacation in Tuscany.

Festival of White Truffle of San Miniato (Pisa) – 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 November 2013

12 Oct


It’s again time of truffles, and Tuscany is one of the more suitable territory for the white precious tuber.

San Miniato is without any doubt the most important and popular truffles exhibition in Tuscany, and this year, it will take place on the weekend of 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 of November.

This festival allows tourists to experience old Tuscan emotions and memories, and in addition to the truffles, during these 3 weekend it is possible to taste all the other local products, such as wine, cheese, olive oil, both in the stands of the festival than in the restaurants and trattorie of San Miniato and the surrounding area.


The weekend before the festival starts in San Miniato, in the near village of Montaione, the 26 and 27 of October there will be the Tartufesta, another traditional event dedicated to the white truffles. Sunday 27 October, at the cooking show of the Tarufesta Stefano Pisciaroli, young Chef of the PS Restaurant of Cerreto Guidi, will be present.


Vacavilla, the #specialist of #rentals in #Tuscany, offers nearby San Miniato comfortable accommodations in villas or in apartments, giving to all the visitors the true taste of Tuscany in November time.


Tuscany: Golf Paradise

17 Apr

Tuscany is one of the more fascinating Regions of the world. Nature, history, culture, arts, food, wine: Tuscany is a perfect blend of all of these ingredients. Tuscany means lifestyle.

Also Golf in Tuscany means lifestyle, feelings and emotions coming from this sport played in this region of pleasure and wellbeing. Tuscany, where there are as many as 15 certified golf courses, 9 18-hole courses and 6 9-hole courses, is the ideal place where playing golf, immersed in breathtaking landscapes. For whom plays golf, loves open spaces and contact with nature, it is impossible not to remain fascinated by these places where silence is only broken by the sound of one’s own footsteps or the rustling sound of the golf ball; In Tuscany,  thanks to its mild weather, it possible to play surrounded by marvellous landscapes during the 12 months of the year, not only by the seaside, or on hills, but also in the mountains, in a multiplicity of golf courses that can satisfy any type of golfers, whether they be experts or beginners.

This is the list of the Tuscany Golf courses and their addresses. Poggio dei Medici, Le Pavoniere and Castelfalfi (completely new, with its 27 holes) are some of the most important and difficult courses existing in Italy, but the Tuscany offer is really big and diversified.
Casentino Golf Club
Via Fronzola 6, Loc Il Palazzo, 52014 Poppi (Arezzo) phone 0575 529810 Fax: 0575 520167
WEB : www.golfclubcasentino.it


Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club – Mugello
Via S Gavino 27, 50038 Scarperia (Florence) phone 055 843 0436 Fax: 055 843 0439

WEB: http://www.poggiodeimedici.com
Golf Club Toscana Castelfalfi
50050 Montaione (Florence) phone 0571 698093 Fax: 0571 698098

WEB: http://www.castelfalfi.it/golf/home
Firenze Ugolino Golf Club
Strada Chiantigiana 3, 50015 Grassina Florence phone 055 205 1009 Fax: 055 230 1141
WEB: www.golfugolino.it/

Poggio Vittorio Golf Club
Via Poggio Vittorio, 29 50055 Lastra a Signa Firenze (FI)

Montelupo Golf Club
Loc. Fattoria di Fibbiana Via Le Piagge,4 50056 Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)
Phone: +39.0571.541004 – Fax +39.0571.911948
WEB: www.golfmontelupo.it/

Punta Ala Golf Club
Via Del Golf 1, 58040 Punta Ala (Grosseto) phone 0564 922121 Fax: 0564 920182

Terme di Saturnia Golf Club
Terme di Saturnia 58050 SATURNIA (GR) tel 0564/600111 fax 0564/601266

Toscana Golf Club
Loc. il Pelagone 58023 Gavorrano Grosseto (GR) tel 0566 820471 fax 0566 820472

Maremma Golf Club
Loc. Maremmello 58010 Fonteblanda Grosseto (GR) tel 0564 886217 fax 0564 886093

Acqubona Golf Club
ACQUABONA 57037 PORTOFERRAIO (LI) tel 0565 940066 fax 0565 940066

Loc. Biodola, 1 57037 Portoferraio Isola D’Elba Livorno (LI) tel 0565 6390608 fax 0565 969868

Garfagnana Golf Club
Loc. Bracciocorti, Pieve Fosciana – 55032 Lucca phone +39 0583/65169 Fax. 0583/62954

Versilia Golf Club
via della Sipe, 100 – Pietrasanta (Lu)
Phone: 0584 881574 Fax: 0584 752272
E-mail: info@versiliagolf.com

Vicopelago Golf Club
Loc. Vicopelago 55057 LUCCA (LU) tel 0583 370562 fax 0583 371340 / 0187 692799

Alisei Golf Club
Via Santo spirito, 30 55045 – Località La Sparta Pietrasanta Lucca (LU)
Phone: 0584 283268
fax 0584 284863
Email: info@golfalisei.it

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Tirrenia Golf Club
Viale San Guido, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) phone 050 37518 Fax: 050 33286
WEB: www.golftirrenia.it

Cosmopolitan G & C C
Viale Pisorno 60, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) phone 050 33633 Fax: 050 334707
WEB: www.cosmopolitangolf.it/

Fontevivo Golf Club
VIA FONTEVIVO 5 56027 S.MINIATO (PI) tel 0571 419012 fax 0571 419012

Quarrata Golf Club
Via Orazio Ceccarelli 355 QUARRATA (PT) tel 338-2582191 fax 0573-718686

Montecatini Golf Club
Via Dei Brogi 5, Loc Pievaccia, 51015 Monsummano Terme phone 0572 62218 Fax: 0572 617435

Le Pavonier Golf Club
Via Della Fattoria 6, 50047 Prato phone 0574 620855 Fax: 0574 624558
Golf Club Valdichiana
Loc. Esse Secco 53040 Bettolle (Siena) phone 0577 624439
WEB: www.golfclubvaldichiana.it

Villa Gori Golf Club
(closed for 2005)
via Marciano, 18 53100 SIENA (SI) phone +39/0577 290425 fax 39/0577 290448

Abbadia Golf Club
Loc. La Badia 53034 Colle Val D’Elsa (SI) phone 0577 924153 fax 0577 924 153

The best way to live your golfing experience in Tuscany is renting one of the indipendent villas with swimming pools part of the Vacavilla offer. http://www.vacavilla.com.

Vacavilla offers a wide selection of luxury villas, apartments with pools in Tuscany, close to some of the more beautiful golf courses, in the Argentario area, such as in Mugello, Versilia, chianti, florence, Arezzo and Siena.

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Ludovico Pieri