Cycle to mystical monasteries and hilltop villages brimming with charm and picture-postcard views. Receive a warm welcome from the residents of fabled medieval hill towns. Tuscany invites you to share in the best of Italian life with its authentic cuisine. The beauty of the countryside is like a painting with ... Read More
Cycle to mystical monasteries and hilltop villages brimming with charm and picture-postcard views. Receive a warm welcome from the
residents of fabled medieval hill towns. Tuscany invites you to share in the best of Italian life with its authentic cuisine. The beauty of
the countryside is like a painting with a thousand colors; the silver-green of the olive groves, the yellow of the sunflowers, the red of
the poppies against the green of the wheat, the white and pale pink of the tiny little medieval villages perched on the hillsides... This itinerary
will take you to Roman and medieval villages, olive oil regions and wine territories, allowing you to experience Tuscany at its purest.
The “Badia di Pomaio” began as a monastery in the year 1644
Two brothers from Arezzo, monks of the “Vallambrosani” order, Don Gregorio and Don Guglielmo Rasi, with a large inheritance from their father wanted to establish the new monastery in San Giovanni Guadalberto and name it after the founder of the order. The Pope Innocent XI favored them moving to the new monastery from San Romolo di Pratora because this place was in a horrible condition; it was a ruin and cold. The two founding brothers were still alive, however, when another Pope, Innocent XI, began to promote the right of community life among the monks, abolished then all the small monasteries including precisely the Badia di Pomaio. The monastery was transformed into Grancia. Grancia was the name that the monks of various orders, including the Vallambrosani’s order, gave to their farms. The Badia di Pomaio became in later centuries a place of retreat and prayer in the workplace, the heart of the management of a vast agricultural land owned by the church. Since the mid – 800 has been inhabited by several families of sharecroppers, until the ‘60s of the last century when, with the depopulation of the countryside and the end of the farming activities, the “Badia” was completely abandoned.
A long and careful restoration has created the hotel and restaurant Badia di Pomaio, where you can still breathe the air of peace and calmness of yesteryear.
Tuscany Foodie Adventure Tour
Our Villa Rosa dei Venti in Cortona is full of memories and tradition, but at the same time, there reigns a thin line of elegance and modern amenities with love and care put into every detail.
Our motto is "We create happiness". By this, we mean that we welcome you as our guests and are at your disposal at any time of day. Whether warming yourself by the fireplace, lying in the sun by the pool or in the shade of olive trees, you will feel taken care of and free to savor every taste of life. The body and mind will find their balance in the serenity of nature in a familiar and welcoming atmosphere.
San Quirico d'Orcia
apitano Hotel Collection in the small medieval village of San Quirico, the heart of the Val d'Orcia
Capitano Collection with its Luxury & Design Boutique hotels, villas, palaces and historic mansions,
outside and within the walls of the small hamlet, within walking distance of each other,
boasts 50 locations between suites and rooms, varied and strongly characterizing,
made to allow each guest to find the
dimension that best reflects.
Val d'Orcia is the perfect place for hikers and nature lovers,
a delightful landscape in the south of Tuscany full of natural and cultural treasures to discover.
A fascinating place not only for the beauty of its landscapes,
declared World Heritage by Unesco, but also for its thermal baths,
the cultural richness of its villages, the excellence of its food
and wine products and the unique experiences which it can offer.
* An outstanding adventure travel experience
* Peace of mind that you are with the most professional cycling company in Tuscany
* 6 nights at 4-star properties
* 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners (wine extra)
* All luggage transfers
* Best bikes in Tuscany
* Thorough daily briefings and bike fitting and instruction
* Exceptionally detailed maps and route notes
* Local city or village maps and restaurant suggestions for evenings on own
* Walking tours of Arezzo. Cortona, Montepulciano
* A visit with tastings at a large local weekly market
* Hands on cooking lessons near Arezzo and Pienza
* Visits tours and tastings at two local wineries
* Pecorino cheese & Tuscan honey tasting
* Group arrival and transfer from Florence (individual transfers available with a
* Anything not listed above
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