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Tours, typical foods and much more

Montaione & surroundings

Montaione is a quaint, ancient village dating back to the middle age rich in art, history, culture and traditions; in the area we can find numerous archeological sites.

Montaione is located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside close to San Gimignano and Volterra, at approx. 40 min. driving distance far from Florence. Montaione is 373 above the sea level and it is surrounded by a stunning countryside filled with vineyards, olive groves and fields of sun flowers!

In Montaione centre you can visit

 

  • Palazzo Pretorio, S.Regolo’s church. Pievano’s arch and the panoramic view.
  • June-September “Montaione Summer festival” with music, spectacles, bingo and typical markets along the streets.
  • October-November: Typical food products’ market.

 

In Montaione area you can visit:

  • la Cisterna romanaS.Vivaldo
  • the little villages of Iano, Tonda, Sughera and Castelfalfi.

Suggested restaurants in Montaione

Montaione has a lot of high quality restaurants such as:

  • Casa Masi (800 meters from us): smart, elegant restaurant for spending a romantic dinner maybe for a celebration.
  • Il Lago (1,5 km from us): lovely restaurant beside a lake with great view and atmosphere.
  • Il Caminetto (2 km): the best restaurant for having great food, such as Fiorentina Steak, in a very friendly atmosphere.

Tuscan flavours: typical food

  • Truffle tasting (5 km). A unforgettable experience. 2 activities (long or short) searching the truffle in the wood guided by skill men and their dogs. After Truffle tasting in several ways: with honey, with bread, with sauce.
  • Wine Tasting (10 km). In the wonderful Villa of Filicaja, on the hill of Montaione, you can have a delightful wine tasting experience guided by a skilled Sommelier. You will taste several kind of Chianti Doc wines in a friendly atmophere.
  • Olive-oil tasting (12 km). Discover the production process of the authentic olive-oil and then taste it with some bread, the famous “Bruschetta”.
  • Cheese: Possibility of visiting a cheese farm where discovering the secrets of Tuscan cheese.
  • Organic Farm: Close to Santa Maria there is Corazzano organic farm where finding great fruit and vegables organic only.
  • Meat shop “Mattone Due” (4 km). The best meat, “Bistecca alla fiorentina” or “Cinta Senese” can be found in this family company. Great place fr buyong the meat for the barbecue.
  • Cooking class: Cooking class of 2 hours and half to prepare a rich, typical Tuscan men and discover your cooking skills. Finally a dinner with the dishes prepared by the partecipants.

Activities in Montaione and sorroundings

  • Horse Riding (4 km). Skill riders will guide you along path in the nature. All horses are “Quarter”.
  • Trekking in Montaione. By bikes or on foot you can visit 6 tracks in the nature by map and descriptions.
  • Scooter and bikes rental. Booking in advance is possible to receive bikes and scooter directly at your door.
  • Castelfalfi Golf Courses (Castelfalfi 12 km). One of the most beautiful golf cours (18 holes) in the evocative atmophere of Castelfalfi.
  • Pic-nic: the area offers lot of nice places for pic-nic! We can organize your basket and provide with bikes or Italian vespa.

Art & crafts

Artistic terracotte (2 km). Grant a walking from us by Vallibonci, where you can find an artist’s workshop.

Shopping

  • Outlet “Tuscans” (18 km). Outlet factory, leather, bags and more in a top quality where finding the real “Made in Italy”.
  • Outlet “The mall” 50 km. The best famous outlet where you can find the most important brand as Gucci, Prada, Versace, Armani, Tods an many other.

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Address

Via Alberi 74/80 50050, Montaione (FI) Italia
Tel: (+39) 0571 677232
Mob: (+39) 339 5929312
Email: info@santamariaresidence.net

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