In the heart of Tuscany, a few Km away from Pisa, Florence and Lucca, Villa Cerbaiola is the starting point for all sorts of excursions and activities.

We can provide tailor-made activities according to your tastes and needs.

Here are only a few suggestions  for our services which can be booked:



Tour OF ARTISTIC CITIES WITH A PRIVATE CHAUFFEUR


If you wish to allow yourself a special day, without having to worry about itineraries, parking or opening times, let our chauffeur-guide take you on a unique tour to experience the splendour of the artistic Tuscan cities.



PRIVATE TOUR OF THE TUSCAN WINE ROUTE


No stay in Tuscany is complete  without sampling and maybe buying a bottle or two of the excellent local wine. Our chauffeur  can take you to the best vineyards of the area, among gently rolling hills, allowing you to taste wines with “bruschette” and typical cold cuts without having to worry about how much alcohol you drink. The tour will be planned according to your needs (half or full day).

COOKERY LESSONS


Travelling means completely steeping yourself in the life of a place, its customs and traditions. Various formulas are available for an enjoyable and fascinating cookery course. You can choose to have your teacher directly in the villa or you can spend a few hours in the restaurant's kitchen, experimenting with Tuscan dishes, from pasta to “bruschette”, from tasty beef to the meat of the “cinta senese” pig, from fish to the many varieties

of vegetables. Those of you with more time can spend an enjoyable morning looking for the best products for your menu, from local farms, markets and shops.



HUNTING FOR TRUFFLES

IN THE WOOD


Villa Cerbaiola is situated a few km away from San Miniato, the city famous for its delicious white truffles which are picked between September and December.

All year round the woods surrounding the picturesque medieval city are a hiding place for other excellent truffles...you only need to know how to look for them. Truffle hunting is a real art, and the dogs are well trained from an early age. You can be a “truffle hunter” for a few hours, accompanied by an expert and his dogs. You will follow paths through the trees observing their work and, who knows, you might even  be able to take your treasure home with you.  At the end of the walk you will be rewarded with the tasting of truffle products and excellent local wines.

SculPORS FOR A DAY

IN VOLTERRA


In the heart of Tuscany, Volterra witnessed, with the coming of the Etruscan civilisation,  the growth of the workmanship of alabaster, becoming its exclusive manufacturing centre. The delicate and fragile alabaster needs above all the human hand

to come to life.  In the white workshops every day new forms of artistic artisanship are invented.

For a day you will have the opportunity to be not only spectators or purchasers but also artisans and artists. You can begin from a model or you can work directly on a piece of stone while your teacher teaches you traditional alabaster sculpting techniques.

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