PODERE LA DOCCIA IDEAS
You can book your experiences before your arrival or during your accomodation, if available.
ON FOOT/ BY NORDIC WALKING/ BY TREKKING
There are many routes, from short walks to trekking for experts. Each route has CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) indications. Nordic Walking is also possible with certified instructors from the Italian School of Nordic Walking. Nordic Walking sticks available for rental.
Many local routes are ready for your wonderful bike experiences. We have: MTB rental, e-bike rental, service for your own bikes, for every level routes, and expert guides for tours.
We suggest horse-riding experiences from 1 hour to more days. We propose: horse-riding for beginners (over 14 years), routes for every level, ponies for children, guided tours with instructors from FISE (Federazione Italiana Sport Equestri) and horse-boarding centre in the nearby.
One week horse-riding course available, with private daily tuition.
TUSCANY TRAVEL TOUR BY VESPA
Discover Tuscany in a slow way by a wonderful typical Italian scooter or other means of transport from the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s: Vespa, Lambretta or vintage cars ( Fiat 500, Mehari or Citroen 2CV) on rental.
It comes from a ‘60s tradition to celebrate the summer having a picnic with good food, wine and music. Since 2015, we celebrate it again every first Saturday after the middle of August tasting good typical food from Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, introduced by its own producers. The picnic in the olive groves is always a nice evening under the stars to chat, to laugh, to sing, to eat and drink deliciously as well.
STARGAZING WITH ASTRONOMITALY
An unique experience to admire “one of the most wonderful skies in Italy” certified by Astronomitaly.
An expert astronomer will lead us to observe the night sky by a professional telescope and will tell us about the wonderful stars.
FISHING IN OUR HIDDEN LITTLE LAKE
Enjoy this experience: we give you everything you need, from the necessary equipment to the relaxing landscape.
PICNIC IN OUR OLIVE GROVE
A good idea for the eyes and the taste. Our picnic includes a bag full of food products, made by Podere La Doccia and nearby, a picnic blanket and single use compostable useful objects.
An idea to have it with you if you want to spend a relaxing day in the swimming pool, to go by bile or to walk discovering our beautiful Tuscany. Last, but not least you’ll get Podere La Doccia canvas bag as a souvenir!
SUNSET APERITIF AT THE BIG PORCH SWING
In the quiet green hills of Tuscan Valdichiana, relax and admire the landscape with some glasses of wine, tasting Tuscan “schiacciata” (typical flat bread) and different types of cured meat.
OUTDOOR DINNER UNDER THE STARS IN OUR VINEYARD
Discover the pleasure to have dinner in our vineyard. Feel the unique, magical and unforgettable atmosphere with your partner or your family. To light it up, some lamps and… the stars above!
WALKING IN OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN AND ALL AROUND THE FARM
…to pick up everything nature gives us generously as a gift in the right season and bring it in the kitchen!
WITH OUR FARM ANIMALS
…everybody can enjoy! Time runs quickly in their company, feeding and cuddling them. Our farm has got hens, ducks, turtles, rabbits, bees, two donkeys and our faithful dog.
DISCOVERING THE BEES
With our honey “sommelier”, let’s visit our beehives to discover the bee family and let’s taste different delicious types of honey! Safety protections on disposal both for children and adults.
THE LIBRARY IN THE WOODS
Books for reading lovers! This is the place to be for them and… if you like to leave a book there, please add your personal note to make it special!
OLIVE OIL TASTING
We produce a Presidium SlowFood extra virgin olive oil. We can organize visits to our olive groves with an introduction about the olive oil tradition, visits to our olive mill with a technical introduction (on season), olive oil tasting with typical Tuscan bread and olive hand-harvesting (on season).
Every year between October abd November, we organize an OLIVE HARVEST WEEKEND: on Saturday afternoon we hand-harvest olives and on Sunday we produce our own oil directly in our oil mill, so everybody can have her/his own hand-harvested olive oil bottle. Sunday lunch is included in the experience.
Tuscan wine tasting is one of the best ways to get in touch with this land. We propose: a walk in our own vineyard, a wine presentation, high quality Tuscan wine tasting from different Tuscan wine producers and visits to family run cellars in the nearby.
Every year, between September and October, we organize a GRAPE HARVEST WEEKEND: on Saturday afternoon we hand-harvest grapes in our vineyard and on Sunday our wine maker presents an introduction to the wine world. Sunday lunch is included in the experience.
We propose a tour in family run cheese factories with Tuscan cheese tasting and a visit to cheese factory animals.
VISITING CIVITELLA IN VAL DI CHIANA
Civitella is a typical Tuscan village, rich in art, history and landscapes. We suggest two different tours to discover this amazing village with a native people telling: “Civitella in the Middle Age” and “War & Peace”.