Area & Experiences
In the heart of the Tuscan countryside, the Montagola Senese is a beautiful landscape of verdant, rolling hills. After travelling over hills and vales thick with oak, maple and chestnut trees, past papal palaces and baroque churches, the road finally leads to the exquisite calm of Villa Eletta. Twenty minutes outside Siena, this country home seems to exist in its own, wonderfully romantic bubble.
Our nearby experiences
Watch the Palio from a resident’s house
The Palio race is held twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August. This famous horse race is ridden bareback and has been organised every year since 1644, almost without fail, on the main square in Siena, Piazza del Campo. Enter a local resident’s house to watch the race from one of the balconies around the edge of the square.
Roam the truffle roads on a Vespa
Mount a Vespa and set out to explore magnificent, unspoilt roads in the heart of Tuscany with our guide who knows every nook and cranny of the area. He will share the region’s best-kept secrets with you, including a private museum, liqueur manufacture, hilltop village and the forest where he hunts truffles.
Visit a cigar factory in Lucca
The cultivation of tobacco has, for a long time, been one of the major activities in Tuscan farming, and a couple of die-hard cigar manufacturers still remain in the region today. Discover one of these factories where cigars are still rolled by hand, and learn the basics of manufacturing with a passionate cigar maker.
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