What to do at Monteverdi
Close to most of Tuscany’s main towns and cities, including Siena, Florence, Arezzo and San Gimignano, Monteverdi is also close to less known but spectacular historic towns such as Montalcino, Pienza, the stunning Abbey of Sant’ Antimo, Tarquinia and much of Chianti. Activities within an hour’s drive (excluding cultural sites) include beaches and boating (which in turn can serve the islands of Giglio and Elba), ancient hot sulphur spring baths such as at Petriolo and Saturnia, wine tasting, riding, tennis, walks and of course eating at the many Tuscan restaurants in the area.
Also less than 40 minutes away is the Parco della Maremma, which offers riding with the butteri (Italy’s version of the gaucho) and long walks, as well as miles of unspoilt beaches. Returning inland, about half an hour East of Monteverdi is Monte Amiata, an 1,732m high extinct volcano that continues to feed the many natural hot springs that can be swum in, such as at Bagno San Filippo. The mountain offers skiing in the winter, and walks in the chestnut forests in the summer, offering a cool respite from the summer heat.
For day trips to Rome, fast trains leave Grosseto frequently, and in an hour and a half you can be in central Rome: making this stunning city reachable on a day trip (we wouldn’t advise driving there).
Of course you may just want to relax at Monteverdi! We have a two pools (sometimes only one is available) and a large garden, while the estate, at over 1000 hectares, provides ample routes for walks, through fields, forests and along the Ombrone river.
The local village of Paganico offers all the basic amenities, including banks, a chemist, a doctor, a post office, a supermarket and all the typical shops one might need. Full information is provided to guests on arrival.
For more details on what to do and see, please do enquire, and guests will be given a full list of information on restaurants and activities.
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