Inside the large garden (4 hectares wide) there are various equipment, free and for the exclusive use of guests of Casa Vacanze Le Fornaci
In addition to a traditional barbecue covered by a canopy, there is a large barbeque of 2 meters in diameter next to a shady pergola, divided into 8 quadrants. Guests are free to use the barbeque and tables under the pergola to enjoy the meal with a panoramic view of the nearby woods.
In the garden there are two swimming pools, one of 6x12m, 1.40m deep, and one for children, 3x4m and 0.80m deep. Around the pools there are wooden gazebos, sunbeds and deckchairs available.
Designed for children, there is a small wooden playground a few meters from the pool where children can play safely.
On request, you can benfit of beauty services such as manicures, pedicures and face care inside your apartment, or relax with warm oil massages, anti-cellulite massages and draining massages.
Since the time of the Etruscans, the territory where today stands the Casa Vacanze has been the scene of many activities related to the processing of clay. The brick kiln of the family was productive from 1710 to 2011. It is a great pleasure for us to keep this tradition alive in a practical sense, organizing this course and involving our guests to experience this full immersion in the history of this place. The course takes place in one of the rooms of the old furnace, renovated and used for this activity, following the same techniques used many years ago.
Often our guests tell us about their stay in the holiday home as a plunge into the past, a nostalgic and affectionate experience. We thought, even after their advice, to organize this activity with a slightly retro taste: a knitting class. This art is an integral part of our tradition, which has always seen manual work as the protagonist of the lives of people who live here from distant times until today: men worked clay in the furnace, women used to spend time weaving and knitting. The course is divided into several lessons, depending on what you want to create: knitting lessons, crochet and embroidery are available.
New for the 2018/2019 season! In collaboration with Il Dottore delle Piante (http://www.ildottoredellepiante.it/), it will be possible to take courses in the management and care of roses, olive trees and fruit trees, with a theoretical and practical lesson. Stay updated on the news to find out the dates of the courses!
Terracotta, wood, stone and cloth are easily available materials, especially at Casa Vacanze Le Fornaci. Give free rein to your creativity by following the painting course, where you will be shown how to use these materials at its best.
Sometimes it happens to get blocked in a traffic jam along the way, having to do a particularly late check in or wanting to take a trip out of town longer than expected. For this a shopping service is available, which will be made ready and ordered upon arrival. For the list of products it is sufficient to contact our staff one day in advance by e-mail or telephone, so as to agree on the kind of grocery and quantities.
A classic of experiences in Tuscany is the cooking class. Let yourself be tempted by the lesser-known recipes and the tastiest Tuscan specialties: the dishes prepared will in fact be consumed at the end of the course. In addition it will be possible to use the aromatic plants of our new dedicated flowerbed.
On request, you can receive a detailed guide of the most evocative places where you can devote to this activity, both in sports lakes scattered in the area and in rivers and streams, surrounded by nature. On request, you can rent basic equipment and be accompanied to the place of your choice, subject to availability.
On request it is possible to receive a guide made up of different routes for difficulties and areas of interest. This route will lead you to discover less known destinations of this corner of Tuscany, such as Gropina, Loro Ciuffenna, Montemarciano and Talla. It is also possible to be accompanied by Ezio, one of the owners of the bicycle enthusiast, as well as renting bicycles on the spot.