Visiting castles, with wine-tasting and lunch prepared using typical products. Hiking in the Chianti hills, among woods and vineyards. Courses: golf, archery, cooking, wine-tasting, horseback riding, Italian language and culture. Thermal baths at Rapolano Terme. Tours in hot-air balloons, canoeing, photo safaris, golf, horseback riding. Weekly outdoor markets and antique shows, festivals featuring typical products, medieval historical processions.
Shopping – Just under 20 minute drive: The Mall luxury outlet with brands like Gucci, Hogan, Burberry, and more; Dolce & Gabbana Factory Outlet; Prada; La Cuoieria Fiorentina artisan quality leather products; Fashion Valley luxury brand outlet with names like Hermes, Viviene Westwood, Longines, and many more. Just over half an hour drive: Outlet Village Val di Chiana with 140+ shops and Barberino del Mugello Designer Outlet with 40+ shops. Train and bus links to Florence and Siena. Chianti roads are very beautiful, winding through vineyards and woods, but are also narrow and crooked.