10 things you should do in Tuscany

10 things you should do in Tuscany

Are you planning your trip to Tuscany and don’t want to miss the best? Here is the article for you. Why take a trip to Tuscany? In this article you will also find the answer to this question. What to do in Tuscany? Here are the 10 things you should do during your next trip to Tuscany. In Tuscany you will find beautiful cities and landscapes, good food, spas, good wine and much more. If you can’t do everything this time, don’t worry… You will fall in love with Tuscany and you can not help but come back.

TUSCANY LIVING

 

1. TUSCAN COOKING LESSONS

In Tuscany, a passion for food and good cooking have always been part of the popular culture. There is a deep love which links this land with food.
Podere Salicotto organizes courses in traditional Tuscan cooking. You’ll be welcomed by a “professional housewife” ready to share all her secrets with you. You can plunge your hands into dough and have fun learning the authentic recipes of our tradition.

Find out more about our cooking classes

If you don’t like “getting your hands dirty” you can simply sit and enjoy all the delicacies of the typical regional cuisine in one of the picturesque local restaurants.

2. VISIT A WINE CELLAR

One of the things that make Tuscany famous in the world are its wines. Brunello, Chianti and Nobile di Montepulciano: excellent wines that you can taste in one of the splendid cellars of the territory.
So many excellent cellars and vintages to get to know. We recommend
small family-run small family wine farms, where passion, love of one’s land, and respect for tradition make all the difference.


Find out more about wine and tasting in Tuscany

3. WALKS AND TREKKING ROUTES

Tuscan footpaths in the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi are natural paths with beautiful views, with a rich history. Tuscan trails in the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi. The best way to discover this nook of paradise is to choose a beautiful trail and hike along it on foot. Step by step, you will slowly savour everything nature has to offer.

Best hiking trails in the Crete Senesi

Best hiking trails in the Val d’Orcia

trekking in val d'orcia

4. BIKE AMONG THE HILLS

Another unmissable experience in Tuscany is a good bike ride. Tuscany is a land of cyclists, appreciated by enthusiasts from all over the world.
The zigzagging cypress lined roads seem to be the perfect frame for a nice bike ride. For lovers of Slow Travel, bike tours are one of the best ways to connect to this territory.

Bike in Tuscany: you can find our advice here

5. YOGA IMMERSED IN NATURE

Yoga classes take usually place preferably in the open air so that we can all be nourished by the quiet beauty surrounding us.
At Podere Salicotto we organize yoga lessons in our panoramic garden, surrounded by nature and beauty.

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yoga-massaggi

6. PHOTO ADVENTURES

Inspire, Create and Learn – The very heart of Tuscany is a repository of grand-slam sights and experiences unmatched anywhere in the world. Have you ever seen those picture perfect postcards of Tuscany, and wondered where they are taken?

5 Most photographed spots in the Val d’Orcia

7 Most photographed spots of the Crete Senesi

Val d'Orcia postcard

7. VISIT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES

Tuscany is a land rich in art, history and culture. Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi are a treasure chest, with many villages to visit. Here are our suggestions:

Pienza

8. A HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT

It’s certainly the most suggestive way to discover Tuscany from a unique point of view: the sky.
A hot air balloon flight on the hills of Tuscany, over Val d’Orcia, Crete Senesi and Chianti is an exceptional experience that will leave you with precious memories.

Find out more

mongolfiera in toscana

9. RELAX AT THE SPA

Here is another interesting travel-tip for slow travelers… Tuscany is a land full of nature wonders, art treasures and food and wine delicacies. But did you know that Tuscany is also the Italian region with more thermal baths and wellness centers?

Discover the most beautiful spas in Tuscany here

10. STAY AT PODERE SALICOTTO

Do you want to experience all this? All you have to do is choose the place to stay. Podere Salicotto is a charming Bed & Breakfast and organic farm near Buonconvento, halfway between the hills of Siena, the Crete Senesi, and the Val d’Orcia. Set on a panoramic and strategic promontory, it is an ideal base for truly experiencing the beauty of Tuscany. For us, hospitality is a philosophy of life, made up of taking best care of others, and simple acts of kindness. Breathtaking views and a magical and relaxing atmosphere will be the setting for your dream experience. 

Learn more and take a look to our charming country home

podere salicotto slow travel in tuscany

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