Spend the afternoon on a truffle hunting trip with expert guides. Learn the differences between white and black truffles and best places to seek out these hidden treasures. After the hunt, guests can enjoy the fruits of their labour with a private, truffle lunch paired with exclusive wines from the estate.
A thrilling wine escapade to visit local vineyards and gain access to cellars rarely seen by the public, guaranteeing you a fun and charm-filled journey. With Xenia’s vast network, she can arrange behind-the-scenes tastings and provide a curated map.
Enjoy advanced level instruction or transformative equine therapy and healing with an internationally known facilitator and a top rated horsemanship expert. It’s said that horses can sense the intentions of the people around them. What clarity will they bring to you?
Our cooking instructors are masters of all things in Italian cooking. If you want to have a cooking lesson and add some new dishes to your repertoire, they will be happy to share their secrets. Or perhaps a visit to the local market to help select the best ingredients would be of interest. Need help with pairing wines with certain foods? We are at your service – as long as you don’t mind tasting the wines with us.
Explore contemporary art through a self-guided tour to places we have curated for you. You can spend your time at leisure at these appointment-only private galleries seeing exceptional and vibrant pieces of contemporary art alongside many that have existed for over thousands of years in nearby Siena, San Gimignano and Pistoia. For something more hands-on, our art ambassador can show you her studio where you can see the intricacies of her current creation, hear about her vision and her involvement with the artisan heritage of Florence’s Oltrarno.
Our Renaissance private art tour will stop at the best sites in Florence, also known to many as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The five-day tour led by our art ambassador and expert will take guests to an array of fascinating places where they will gain a deeper understanding of this significant time period through the 14th and 15th centuries and through the context of the artists, historical churches and museums. After the tour, guests can explore the Uffizi Gallery or Zeffirelli foundation where there are endless opportunities to soak in the culture, art and creativity that have drawn visitors for centuries.
Hot Air Ballooning
Nothing is more jaw dropping than seeing Tuscany from a hot air balloon. Gather your friends and we will take you to incredible views high up before touching down to a Prosecco breakfast al fresco. Then off to the ballooning family’s vineyard and cheese making farm where you’ll sample their wines and cheese or enjoy a scrumptious lunch and hear about their collector quality hand made knives.
Italian cars are famous for all the right reasons. Whether you want a red Ferrari, a cute Fiat or a zippy Vespa, we are happy to make arrangements to get you behind your dream wheels as you tour the countryside or city.
See Siena as you never have before through the eyes of our charming musician and historian, Igor. His love for the musical culture and historical grandeur of Siena will make you a lifelong devotee— of him as well as of Siena.