Agriturismo San Silvestro


Activities

Activities & Surroundings


The property is located between the medieval villages of San Donato in Poggio (3km) and Castellina in Chianti (6km) and is an ideal starting base for visiting the Tuscan art cities: Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra and the characteristic villages of the Chianti Classico area: Greve, Barberino Val'Elsa, Radda, Gaiole, Tavarnelle, San Casciano with their churches and abbeys, fortresses and castles, villas and farms.
Everything is at your fingertips to spend your holidays in the countryside with calm and relaxation. The farm is ideally located for visiting the famous cellars, excellent restaurants and taverns that will make you closer to the Tuscan cuisine.
Below you will find ideas and suggestions, but will be happy to help you to customize your stay when you will be here.

San Donato in Poggio 

The village of San Donato, only 3km far away, offers all the necessary shops for everyday life: well-assorted grocery stores, a small supermarket, a pharmacy, two banks, doctors, a post office and a petrol station, wine shops where you can taste the famous wines of the Chianti Classico, a country culture museum, a botanical garden and an astronomical observatory.
In the famous Romanesque Pieve, Giovanni della Robbia created a baptismal font in glazed earthenware.
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On the Wine Route

Nearby you can find many cellars offering tours and wine tastings of excellent quality including some gems, such as:
More over in September in the village of Greve in Chianti takes place the Expo of Chianti Classico, an excellent opportunity to taste the best wines of Chianti 
For art lovers and not only ...

Florence, where every street and every building has a story to tell. But Florence is not just Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Uffizi and Academy of Fine Arts. It is a city of immense artistic and cultural surprises. Some ideas:
- Walk along the rooms of Palazzo Pitti which houses the Palatine Gallery, the Costume Gallery, the Silver Museum and then relax in the beautiful Boboli Gardens.
- Take a look at the modern and contemporary art exhibitions at Palazzo Strozzi.
- Do not miss the Laurentian Library and the Medici Chapels which are part of the San Lorenzo's Basilica, then treat yourself to a tasty break at the San Lorenzo Central Market. Not just a simple marketplace where to buy gastronomic delicacies but also a place to eat and attend events with friends.

Siena, the city of the Palio and the Contrade. If you want to experience the true atmosphere of Siena on July 2nd and August 16th they run the historical horse race in Piazza del Campo. Do not miss the wonderful Cathedral, the historiated floor (open only from late August to late October) is a masterpiece that was realized during a period of almost 500 years.

San Gimignano and Volterra, two towns where you can still breathe an ancient air full of magic, with breathtaking views over the Tuscan hills. One with its towers, symbol of the struggle between Guelfi and Ghibellini, the other of Etruscan origin and famous around the world for its fine alabaster.

San Galgano Abbey, surrounded by fields of wheat and sunflowers, this evocative and fascinating place houses in its hermitage the sword in the rock of San Galgano, which dates back to 1180. In addition to being a wonderful location in summer for concerts and events it has been used as the setting for some scenes of the movie "The English patient."


Sports, Entertainment and Shopping

In the area you can find tennis courts, lakes for fishing and horse back riding, otherwise the gentle hills are full of shady lanes, perfect for hiking or mountain biking.
Feel free to ask for more information during your stay, we will be happy to help you to book any type of activity. Below you will find some tips and interesting alternatives:

Golf - The Golf Club Ugolino is only 36 km far away and with its 18-hole course is considered one of the most picturesque in the world.

Hot Air Balloon Tour - Let yourself be overwhelmed by the emotions with a flight over the Chianti hills at sunrise. The flying area is located only 10 km away.

Cooking classes - Discover the secrets of true Tuscan and Italian kitchen with us. Ask for more information to Aldo and Martina once you arrive.

Shopping - If you want to spend one day shopping dive in one outlet as:
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