Services & Activities
- Swimming pool
Our swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests staying at Villa Podere La Fornace, It is open every day from Mid April until mid October , depending on weather condition. It is Large, 16-meter wide by 7.50 and from 50 cm to 2.40 m deep. It Allows you to swim comfortable and it is surrounded of soft grass. For each apartment is included a beach umbrella, a table , chairs and sunbeds as well as 1 pool towel per person.
- Free Wi-Fi Internet connection
- Tranfers, tickets and Activities reservations
- Booking tickets for museums and city tours
Doing a visit with an expert guide is the best way to discover the secrets and anecdotes linked to the Florence museums (Uffizi Gallery, Accademia , Gallery, Boboli Gardens, etc…). Our guided tours are available in the language of your choice and are led by a skilled guide. The visits include the most famous sites and museums of Florence that you should not miss. We will be happy to assist you in booking tickets for exhibitions and visit famous museums such as the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and the Galleria dell' Accademia in Florence and avoid the queue.
- Horse riding
During your stay at at Villa Podere La Fornace , explore the Tuscan countryside in a most delightful way... on horseback! This horse riding adventure requires absolutely no prior experience and will give you the opportunity to enjoy the most authentic sights, sounds and smells of the Chianti region away from the busy city! You will ride through lush vineyards, native woods, olive groves and rolling hills to offer you a collection of breathtaking and unforgettable views.
- Hot air ballooning
To make your holiday unforgettable experience you can certainly not miss the balloon flight: Our Staff will be happy to help you with the reservation of this service: You will fly over the legendary Chianti landscape with its hilltop towns, castles, valleys, famous vineyards, and mixed woodlands. A powerful landscape, one of the most rural scenes on earth, cultivated tranquility of olives, vines, and corn. The ballon- flight is in the early morning just after dawn. The inflation takes about 30 minutes, and the flight approximately 1 hour depending on wind and weather conditions. After the flight Guests can enjoy a marvellous champagne breakfast with local products.
In 1934 a new course was created at the edge of the beautiful Chianti country and the Ugolino golf club came into existence, taking over the mantle of the Florence golf club. The Golf club is from Is located at 20 minutes drive from S
The new course was designed by an English man and an irish man, Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon. They used the natural contours of the Chianti slopes to produce an outstanding course, threaded through the indigenous vines, olive trees, maritime pines and broom. The course is not long, but demands a high degree of skill. The greens are small and well defended by bunkers. The sloping fairways also present a great challenge. To play Ugolino is not just to indulge in a game of golf, it is to wander through a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by olive and other fruit trees. It is an unforgettable and uplifting experience. In his book “fifty places to play golf before you die”, the writer Chris Santella includes Ugolino as one of the fifty.
If you love tennis , do not miss the chance to enjoy the tennis courts in Poggibonsi , just 13 km away from Sole del Chianti We will be happy to book your tennis court for your game.
- Vespa tours
Ride a Vespa or Scooter on quiet and scenic roads through rolling hillsides of the Chianti region. You will be taken to the heart of Tuscany where some of our most famous Chianti wines are produced. If you do not feel comfortable riding on your own, you may decide to ride with one of our guides. Our staff will be happy to book this tour for our Clients.
- Wine tasting and good food
La at Villa Podere La Fornace is located in the Hearth of the Chianti hills between Florence and Siena of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. Our staff will be happy to suggest many wineries to visit , and help you with reservation for cellar tour and wine tasting. One of the most prestigious wine producers in Tuscany is located at just 2 Km from the Holiday House.
- Bicycle and Motor rental service
Laat Villa Podere La Fornace offers a bicycle rental service to explore the Chianti countryside, famous for its charming landscape of rolling hills, vineyards and well preserved villages. Cycling in the area of Chianti is easy for almost everyone, because the climbs and descents are gentle and easy to walk, and even people who usually do not practice cycling can make nice bike rides. The bikes can be booked at reception, hire is available only for a few hours or even for the whole day.
- Fiat 500 Tour in Chianti
Take a step back in time to 1960 and experience the thrill of driving a vintage Fiat 500 in the lush hills of Chianti, passing through picturesque villages and ancient vineyards! The cars are perfect in every detail, completely renovated, with the aim of preserving the original style Italian. Ask at reception for more information.