Things to do at Montalto Castle in Tuscany
If you get tired of simply relaxing in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, there are many activities you can do right here at Montalto:
Included in every villa rental:
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Bocce ball
- Ping pong
- Small playground
- Barbecue pit
- Maps of the many trails through fields and woods around the castle
Our swimming pool is 6x12 meters (20x40 ft) and has a deep end for diving. We also have a bocce court for sand bowling and a covered ping-pong table. You are welcome to play tennis on our court, which has a surface of synthetic grass and sand, and if you prefer asphalt or clay there are tennis clubs in Siena that accept temporary guests.
For health and wellness, we have miles of trails and dirt roads for walking and jogging, on and around our 700-acre estate, and a small work-out bench with weights for exercising.
Right on the border of the Montalto estate is an excellent horse-back riding school and equestrian center, where lessons in English mount and jumping are available, and interesting guided tours on horse-back through the countryside are organized daily. They also have a summer camp for children in June.
Once a week we invite our guests for tea in the great hall. This gives you the opportunity to see the frescoed hall of arms, hear about the history of Montalto, and meet other guests that are staying with us. After that you can join us for an optional barbecue to chat with the firends you have just made, and sample local fare such as sausages, chicken, grilled eggplant, tuscan cold cuts, and plenty of wine.
We can also arrange for cooking lessons or italian language lessons upon request; contact us a few days ahead of time to book these.
And periodically throughout the summer we offer painting or drawing workshops, music workshops and choral singing. Check our News and special offers page for information on upcoming workshops, or contact us to find out about future ones, since these need to be booked in advance.