Whilst using the villa as the central base for your unforgettable holiday, you will have access to our exclusive services, activities, and experiences. Private classes, catered parties, milestone events, and bespoke visits to olive groves and vineyards to learn the secrets of the cultivation and production of oil and wine are just a few of the things we offer. Thanks to our passion and experience, the organization of excursions, guided tours, unusual and extraordinary itineraries will make you discover a different Tuscany.
Additional extra services such as a full-time cook, car rental with or without a driver are also available to our guests.
From the famous Antinori wineries to the many small producers of Chianti and Brunello up to the marine scents of Bolgheri wines; routes to discover independently, or guided by our selected partners.
You can taste different oils of local producers, under the guidance of an expert miller and taster, to appreciate the characteristics that make the Tuscan oil a unique product. The tasting will be accompanied by a selection of La Novellina artisanal preserves.
The region offers endless ideas for outdoor activities: from walks in nearby fields and woods (maybe looking for mushrooms or wild herbs! ) to more challenging trails, immersed in nature, national parks, river parks (like the nearby Val D'elsa park) which has a total of over 200 thousand hectares of protected areas. The Via Francigena, the ancient road that in the Middle Ages linked Canterbury to Rome was rediscovered by the modern wayfarers. Since 2001 the European Association of Vie Francigena coordinates the development and enhancement of a journey through Italy and Europe that traces the history of our continent. Cycling routes: Tuscany has made and continues to make the history of this sport thanks to its great champions and the "Eroica", one of the most evocative competitions in the world. In October the white roads that wind through the vineyards of our immediate surroundings become a famous race internationally acclaimed enough to be exported in Japan and the United States. Spaces that hold simplicity and beauty are linked to nature and a territory rich in traditions and passion.
Whether it’s a refreshing bath or the warmth of thermal waters, La Novellina represents an ideal starting point to reach the coast and the many streams that furrow our valleys. There are countless natural spas scattered throughout the surrounding area. It's just less than one hour to reach Castiglioncello and its beaches, and a little more for the Versilia coast and Le Cinque Terre. The natural hot thermal springs of Petriolo are at 40 minutes, Rapolano Terme one hour, and Bagno Vignoni is one and a half hours. In less than 20 minutes you can reach the Val d'elsa River Park, with its freshwater streams and rock pools or the cycling routes along the river Pesa.
From here you can easily reach the art cities of Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca Arezzo but also the ancient villages of Volterra, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni
Cooking classes can be organized in one of our kitchens, concluding with a dinner based on what has been prepared together. Guests actively participate in the creation of the menu, choosing from traditional Tuscan recipes. Through dedicated workshops, you can also learn the secrets of traditions that have been lost in time such as the recognition and the wise use of wild herbs, true delights, and precious allies for ancient flavors as for healthy infusions. Depending on the season you could also join a plant processing workshop on preserves, natural fermentation, and small cosmetics.
La Novellina, immersed in the peace of the Tuscan countryside, is the ideal place to engage in meditation activities, yoga, and fitness. Poolside, in the Mediterranean garden overlooking the Chianti hills, or in the peace of the olive grove. On request, guests can book professional massages, made extra special by the use of our natural ointments and essential oils.
A typically Tuscan experience and as precious as a widespread resource. For those who know how to look! The truffle season runs from March to December and the best time to hunt for it is between October and November; Weìll take you! The truffle, prince of the kitchen, on request and according to availability will be also the protagonist of our recipes.
A few km from La Novellina, you can rent bicycles, e-bikes or the legendary Vespas to discover the panoramic roads that wind through the surrounding countryside.
Tuscany from above: a flight to discover breathtaking landscapes carried by the wind. At the finish, guests will find a table waiting for them, set right in the countryside with products from our farm and region.
In the land of "Terracotta" and famous Montelupo ceramics, there are many courses being offered, depending on the level required. La Novellina rests on land with a high prevalence of clay and right in the nearby village of Fiano, a pleasant 15 minutes walk through the fields, there is a small Artisan workshop offering basic courses in cooking and decoration available upon reservation.
The evocative Tuscan landscapes, famous all over the world, as well as the particular charm of the games of light that filters through the cypress windows of the ancient farmhouses, are the perfect scenery for photographic studies from inside or outside. The villa can also become an ideal place to set narratives of a suspended time.
La Novellina is the ideal place to host small business meetings for team-building activities, workshops, special events, and family events. Thanks to our specialist knowledge of the music industry, we can also support the organization of many different musical activities whilst using the villa as headquarters for in-house concerts, song releases, scoring, songwriting camps, test sessions, and dedicated meetings.
Not only promoters but also creators of cultural activities aimed at enhancing the region and promoting its knowledge. While the milder seasons encourage outdoor explorations in rich places of history and beauty that have always inspired creativity, in the winter season La Novellina becomes a place for cultural exchanges and residence for itinerant artists.
Agriturismo La Novellina
Via Bambolaccio 376 - 50052 Certaldo (FI)
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - www.lanovellina.it
P.Iva: 06288970483 - CCIA Firenze REA 616090
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