A holiday in Tuscany should, by all means, include the experience of a cooking class. In the familiar ambience of your villa kitchen or at their restaurant, “our” professional cooks will share their secrets. You will learn to make your own pici (the local hand-made spaghetti) or lasagnas with the freshest ingredients. Cooking classes may also be organized with the starred chef Iside De Cesare.
The enchanting winery of Podernuovo, only few minutes from Montefreddo, offers visits to the vineyards and cellars with wine tasting or lunch. A unique experience to taste some of the most renewed wines of the territory in the charming contemporary winery designed by the prestigious architecture firm Alvisi&Kirimoto that has also designed the wine labels.
A unique experience for children and grown-ups. Guided by an expert trifolao (the truffle hunter) and his dog with an exceptional sense of smell, the truffle hunt takes place in the woods and the territory around San Casciano dei Bagni. Depending on the season and on the climate, you may find excellent white truffles or scented black ones.
Spa and thermal pool
The healing thermal waters of San Casciano dei Bagni gushes at 42°C and have been renewed since the Etruscan and Roman times. The Bagno Bossolo and Bagno Grande, the travertine baths locally known as the “vasconi” are walking distance from the main square of the village and are accessible free of charge.
To enjoy the properties of the thermal waters at the fullest experience a “Day SPA” at Fonteverde, with hot springs, massages, and innovative wellness treatments.
Nature, wildlife and well-being
Montefreddo is a 400 hectares organic estate surrounded by century old woods. Here wild animals such as bores, foxes, roe deer, fallow deer and porcupines live freely. It is widely known that walking surrounded by nature, standing under trees (and hugging them) or simply admiring an unspoiled panorama brings an enormous wellness, reducing stress. Next to the hamlet, in the wide meadow in front of Casa Silos, our two beloved horses are happily enjoying their retirement: watching them as they eat grass or as they gallop freely gives a deep sense of serenity.
E-BIKE rentals and country tours
Across unspoiled landscapes, through woods and ancient tracks, totally immersed in nature, and far from the crowd, guided by experts. Exploring the area on two wheels is always a very much loved experience.
The nearby region of Umbria, crossed by the Apennines is rich in water streams. Water rafting may be experienced along some of the impetuous rivers and brooks close to the charming Marmore waterfall. The area is less than two hours drive from Montefreddo and it is close to Narni, one of the most enchanting hilltop towns of the region.
A tennis court for rent is available in San Casciano dei Bagni and needs to be booked. Tennis instructors are available at either Chiusi or Cetona, 15 km from the property, at the local tennis clubs with clay courts.