For sports enthusiasts — and lovers of nature, art, and history — we offer an array of fun and relaxing activities. Designed for individuals, couples, groups, and families, you can engage in these activities on the estate or in the immediate vicinity.
Castello del Calcione has always been home to many horses. We believe the best way to discover Tuscany is by horseback. So, we offer a range of horse-riding activities – from our three-day ride through the Senese rolling hills to shorter treks on the estate. We invite experienced riders to come along for a hack through the wilderness.
Our excursions are designed primarily for guests with some riding experience. While we can customize rides for individuals and groups, our featured activity is the three-day ride toward Siena, which we call “The Palio of Castles.”
Ever dream of conquering the Tuscan hills by bicycle? Indulge in this new way to discover the region and its secrets. Our knowledge of the territory and paths guarantees guests an unforgettable experience. Through our guided or self-directed tours, you can discover Valdichiana or Valdorcia while enjoying savory local products – from wine to cheese
Enjoy a fabulous wine tasting created just for you. You will enjoy discovering Licinia wines paired with delicious local products, and learn about both traditional and contemporary wine production methods, the different types of soil, grapes, and much more. You can choose your preferred surrounding for this experience – the Castle, the winery, or the peaceful shores of our private lake.
If you’re looking for a quiet respite, you will be charmed by our private spring-fed lake dotted with water lilies. Surrounded by woods, you will enjoy swimming in the refreshing waters, or resting in the shade or on the dock in the afternoon sun.
Imagine gliding through one of three private lakes tucked into our woods with a medieval fortress as a backdrop. You will gently paddle through the afternoon sunshine, discovering the beauty and peace of iconic landscape. We can provide a guide, or you can rent kayaks for a self-directed journey.
Truffle hunting is a one-of-a-kind harmonious break offering nature, gastronomy, relaxation, and culture. Castello del Calcione is home to one of the region’s most important Tartufaia. This precise area in the woods is particularly fertile and adapted to the natural growth of tuber melanosporum, which is one of the finest types of black truffles. Your search for black gold will be led by a hunter and his dog.
At Castello del Calcione we offer an exclusive journey through the world of olive oil. You will discover the secrets of this extraordinary fruit and precious nectar, as well as the characteristics of varying types of olive oil. You will learn to distinguish a various qualities of olive oil, as well as tips for selecting the right olive oil for your cuisine.