Surrounded by a natural, Protected Area, Villa di Masseto offers many opportunities for activities and sports in the surroundings.
The closeness to Florence, just 25 minutes by car, makes your stay at Masseto compatible with daily visits to the city and its well known historical and artistic attractions. The city of Florence is worldwide famous not only for its beauty but also for its famous restaurants, shops and touristic itineraries.
TREKKING E MOUNTAIN BIKE
Endless are the opportunities to visit the surroundings walking or cycling within the Protected Area of Poggio Ripaghena in Santa Brigida which extends for almost 800 hectares and includes countless well-kept trails along which it is possible to find specific plant species and visit the old “burraie” still present (http://www.insolitisentieri.it/le-burraie-anpil-poggio-e-ripaghera/).
Within the area there is also an ancient sanctuary, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso, from where it is possible to enjoy panoramas of infinite beauty.
Tours with electric assisted mountain bikes are available as well.
Leaving directly from the Villa, experience all the benefits of the e-bikes to visit Florence or the nearby Fiesole, its large archaeological area and the many panoramic areas.
The experience of a local hiking guide is on hand to make every moment more incredible and safe.
Villa di Masseto is the perfect place for anyone who loves to golf.
The Ugolino Golf Club (https://www.golfugolino.it/it/ ) and the Poggio dei Medici Golf Club (http://www.golfpoggiodeimedici.com/ ), both 18 holes and about 30 minutes far from the villa, right for players of all levels, offer engaging courses immersed in a landscape of uncontaminated nature.
Around 15 minutes from the Villa, the Fiesole Tennis Club offers a wide possibility of working out with 5 clay and 2 synthetic tennis courts. A bar for a refreshing break and large changing rooms are available in the Club.
The experience of practicing Yoga in the shade of the large willow tree by the pool or under the wisteria of our gazebo is very intense.
The teacher will lead you in an hour and a half class that will include a part of initial breathing exercises, will continue with the positions (asanas) to end with a moment of deep relaxation through which you can fully feel the benefit of the activity just ended, lulled by the silence of the nature surrounding the Villa.
The non-competitive atmosphere and the focus on self awareness, make the practice right for people of all ages and physical conditions.
HORSE BACK RIDING
Ten minutes far from Villa di Masseto, there is a little Riding school which offers nice, guided horse rides but also riding lessons.
At Villa di Masseto, professional and dedicated Chefs will be happy to accompany you on a fun cooking experience, right for everyone. The Chefs will teach you how to cook typical dishes of the Tuscan tradition. The class lasts about two hours and will end with a tasty lunch or dinner to enjoy what was prepared during the class.
Tailor made classes can be organized for more expert guests and it is also possible to organize vegetarian, vegan or gluten free cooking classes.
private sommelier at the villa
Enjoy a unique private wine tasting surrounded by the beauty of the Villa’s gardens led by a private certified Sommelier. During the tasting, the Sommelier will explain the features of each wine and will guide you through an incredible tasting experience: opening a bottle, serving wine and tasting it while listening to interesting anecdotes and being provided with information about that specific wine and winery.
It is possible to tailor made each tasting to match the requests.
Villa di Masseto is located in an area particularly rich in wineries offering guided tastings of their wine and oil production, from the Montereggi Farm, to the small, entirely organic farm of Poggiopiano,to the historic Frescobaldi Cellars, and many others.
Led by the knowledge of a wine expert, guests will feel part of timeless processes and totally integrated in one of the most important production area in Tuscany.
Visits can be customized and organized according to the needs of the guests of Villa di Masseto.
Private guided tour of florence and tuscany
Many are the opportunities to organize interesting private tours with expert and brilliant guides to enjoy the magic of Florence.
Impossible not to visit the Galleria degli Uffizi, one of the most visited museums in the world, the Galleria dell’Accademia, where the majestic David of Michelangelo has been housed since 1872, the recently reopened Vasari Corridor, Palazzi Pitti with the Boboli Gardens, the magnificent Opera del Duomo complex, the Church of San Miniato al Monte and many others. Accompanied by an expert,private guide, you will have the opportunity to discover secrets and anecdotes of the historic center of Florence and its monuments.
Easily reachable and about an hour from the Villa, the Chianti region offers countless possibilities to organize daily food and wine tours for those who want to taste the Tuscan culinary traditions accompanied by the unique wines of the Chianti Classico area in one of the many, historical wineries surrounded by the beauty of the most famous hills in the world.
Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pisa, Lucca, Montalcino, Arezzo can also be visited on daily tours with a private guide who will organize special itineraries to let you enjoy the charm of exclusive places.
Florence and Tuscany are lands rich in art, history and breathtaking landscapes, but also in typical products and simple, delicious recipes.
If you have just arrived at the Villa and you don’t feel like going shopping, cooking or going out but just wish to relax with family and friends or celebrate a special occasion by tasting typical local recipes prepared with fresh,local ingredients, the manager of Villa di Masseto is available to organize an experienced Chef to come and cook for you delicious meals.
From breakfast, lunch and dinner to BBQs or pizza parties, we are able to satisfy any request!