ART CITIES

You can visit the main Tuscan and Umbria cities within 1 hour driving and let yourself to be captivated by their historical heritage:
Siena (50 minutes), famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.
Arezzo (50 minutes), a beautiful Tuscan art city rich of museum and history.
Assisi (1 hour), St. Francis birthplace, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208.
Perugia (1 hour), a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy, famous also for the chocolate.
Pienza (15 minuti), famous for Pecorino cheese, it is classified by UNESCO under the Human Heritage
Montalcino (45 minuti), the road for reach Montalcino is one of the most beautiful trip that you will ever have. The small village offer a beautiful view on Val d’Orcia, an historical fortress and Brunello wine .
Cortona (40 minutes), famous for the movie “Under the Tuscan sun”, Cortona is a village full of history, monuments and church to visit.
And other historical center such as Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico, Monticchiello, Castiglione d’Orcia, Castiglione del Lago.
In less than 2 hours driving you can also visit the renowned Florence and Rome

TUSCAN WINE

Discover the best tuscan wines such as Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Discover the philosophy of the different producers, the atmosphere that surrounds them, the scents and tastes of their wines.

SLOW FOOD

Experience the traditional Tuscan cuisine in unique restaurants and visit the local farmers and food producers to learn about their products and test them.
Pecorino cheese, salami of Cinta Senese, olive oil, truffles, homemade pasta, steak of Chianina beef, are only few of the many authentic products produced and prepared locally.

COOKING CLASS

With this few basic ingredients the tuscan local chefs can create exceptional dishes.
Learn some of the local cuisine recipes and secrets by taking part in cooking class lead by local chef: handmade pasta, sauces, vegetarian dishes, dessert…, you can decide between a short lesson or spend an entire day in the kitchen, starting from the organic market.

THERMAL SPA

Montepulciano is surrounded by several natural hotsprings and spa:
Terme di Bagno Vignoni (20 minutes): unique to the landscape that surrounds it, you can choose between the historical outside swimming pool, with a dream view, or an equipped spa facility that offers the possibility of massage and other spa treatments.
Terme di Rapolano (30 minutes): famous for its waters that are particularly effective in treating skin problems, as well as the motor and respiratory systems.
Terme di San Casciano (45 minutes): a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall surrounded by greenery.
During summer it is the possibility to relax in therms during the night.

SPORT AND NATURE

For lovers of nature and sport, there is a wide range of activities to enjoy the beautiful outdoors scenery:
Bike tours & Walking tours: there are many marked trails that you can do in the middle of nature and different bike you can rent. The new e-bike offers the possibility to use the electric bike battery when you are tired. With a guide or just with your map!
Horses riding: you can spend few hours or an entire day riding a horse in the middle of Val d’Orcia with the possibility to have a pic nic
Vespa Vintage tour: rent a vintage Vespa or Lambretta for visiting Tuscany in a new way.
Top gym: an equipped gym with qualified staff to keep fit during your vacation (5 minutes by car o 15 minutes by walk from Il Tosco)
Tennis Courts: 2 tennis courts, possibility of renting the equipment and have a private lesson (5 minutes by car or a 15 minute walk from Il Tosco).

HANDICRAFT AND OUTLET SHOPPING

Enjoy shopping the best Italian brands visiting malls and tailors :
Space di Prada (1h by car): a one outlet shop where you can find Italian brand such as Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe.
The Mall outlet (1h by car): is a luxury outlet centre created to offer customers products of excellence at extremely advantageous prices located in the heart of Italy such as Armani, Burberry, Gucci, Dior, Loro Piana….
And a few steps from Il Tosco, the historical center of Montepulciano offers the best of local handicraft: from ceramics to mosaics, from copper to leather, with exclusive discounts for our guests!

ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL “IL SASSO”

“Il Sasso” is one of the best Italian language schools in Italy, walking distance from “Il Tosco”.
Since 30 years, the school offers Italian courses for speakers of other languages studying in small groups and individually.
Il Sasso also runs art history, wine, cookery, literature and current affairs mini-courses…

DISCOVER MONTEPULCIANO

Discover the history, tastes and handcraft products of Montepulciano.
Walking through the historical center, you can scan the QR code you will find in front of every important building or monument, you can visit handicraft lab, historical wine cellar and enjoy the view!
Do it with a professional guide, it is a real experience!

VAL D’ORCIA AND BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

The most famous and fascinating Tuscan countryside: from Montepulciano you can reach in 1 hourd Sant’Antimo Abbey and driving back you can stop in historical towns classified by UNESCO under the Human Heritage:
MONTALCINO – Brunello wine cellar, fortress
SAN QUIRICO – handicraft beer, olive oil
BAGNO VIGNONI – hotsprings, romantic
PIENZA – noble, pecorino cheese

SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO

San Gimignano and Siena: in one day you can visit two of the most popular art cities in Tuscany.
SAN GIMIGNANO – famous for the towers and the ice cream.
SIENA – don’t miss the Duomo and Piazza del Campo ( a professional guide is recommend to discover the history and secrets)

CRETE SENESI AND OLIVE OIL AND TRUFFLE

CRETE SENESI is an area that consists of a range of hills and woods among villages. Crete Senesi are literally ‘Senese clays’, and the distinctive grey coloration of the soil gives the landscape an appearance often described as lunar.
This area is well known for the truffles and for the Olive Oil production.
You can visit  small historical centers: Trequanda, San Giovanni d’Asso, Asciano and Petroio…