Late October and November we harvest the olives and invite our guests to participate in what is a working feast! Picking olives, and enjoying great food and wine! Podere Le Monache is situated in the area known as the heart of Tuscany, and is within easy reach (less than a one-hour's drive) of Florence, Siena, and Pisa. It's also close to San Gimignano and Volterra. Castelfalfi, once the summer residence of the Medici family, is less than a 10 minutes drive from Le Monache, it offers an international standard 18-hole golf course, tennis courts,stables, large-game-hunting and fishing reserve.
Music - Maggio Musicale in Florence (May Music Festival)
Opera - Torre del Lago , Puccini Festival July â€“ August ( 1 hour away)
Teatro del Silenzio, L'Ajatico- Boccelli's concert - First week of July
30 minutes drive from Le Monache.
Nearby we have classical music concerts in our neighbouring Church Cloisters regularly.
Events Calendar published Monthly with Festivities in neighbouring villages and Towns, found at the house.
Markets all year around in villages, towns and cities.
All information on the area and events, is in each apartment in a compiled Folder File.
Visit the wineries and Castles of the Chianti and in our immediate area.
Have in house one to one or group cooking lessons.
Hunting for wild mushrooms and truffles.
If you enjoy the outdoors we offer walking, trekking, biking, golf, tennis, riding, fishing, hunting and archery.
We can arrange for wine tasting, wine tours, Olive oil tasting, and in-house cookery courses, during the months of March to June and September to November.
Coast & beaches
The nearest seaside resorts are Tirrenia and Rosignano with sandy beaches 45 minutes away; further south there is Cecina with water park 1 hour away. And further south the beautiful Isle of Elba.
We have a golf course is within a 10 minute drive from the house.