Away from the saddle, our beautiful region has so much to offer when it comes to a morning or afternoon of relaxation for the body and soul. Take a trip to a gorgeous vineyard, try your hand at some traditional cookery or simply enjoy a yoga session or deep tissue massage. Here are just a few ideas, if there is anything you would like try that isn't on the list then we'd be happy to organise.
With such a wide variety of options when it come to great Italian wine, you really are spoiled for choice of fabulous vineyards to visit..
"Ravagni since 1421" has always been a family business.
The owner is Giacomo Bartolomei and the Manager is Francesco Bartolomei. The production of oil and wine made by the oil mill and the winery has been organic for many years and olives and vines have always been produced locally, in Alta Valtiberina (Tiber Valley). All the products - vinegar, aromatic oils, honey, sauces, oil soaps, hand creams and body creams are homemade products and are sold on site. Since 1986 the farm have had guests from all over the world visiting the mill and the winery. At the end of the tour, the Bartolomei family organise a small tasting or if you prefer, a member of the family will prepare what they like to call a light lunch as well as a tasting. This is a great opportunity to spend time in a lovely setting and enjoy the company of a wonderfully hospitable Tuscan family. For many years "Ravagni since 1421" has received hundreds of fabulous reviews from visitors around the world.
Relax and enjoy a daily personalized yoga experience beside the pool.
What better way to start the day?! Our wonderful English speaking Yoga tutor, Serena, will come to your accommodation at a time of your choice and take hour long sessions beside the pool (weather permitting). Kundalini yoga is an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practice which incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning "truth is my identity." The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. We recommend you book these sessions prior to your arrival as Serena runs other sessions in the area.
reflexology, reiki or massage
Reflexology and reiki sessions with our lovely English speaking therapist, Susanna. Susanna is a qualified Gentle Touch Reflexologist, Vertical Reflex Therapist and a Reiki Master Healer. All treatments are undertaken in the comfort of your accommodation. Reflexology and Reiki are ancient therapies for modern day problems.
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the person's health.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Leave your stress behind, relax, unwind and let the gentle touch of our wonderful Reflexologist restore you. For the relief of
Neck and back pain
Morning or afternoon cookery classes are available in many of the local restaurants. Learn how to make pasta or for the more adventurous, cook a three course lunch for you and your friends to enjoy.