A number of additional activities can be organised during free-time if there is sufficient interest. These can be booked separately by the participants and paid for individually, but they will need to be arranged with sufficient notice.
COOKING CLASSES: FUN & EXOTIC
We can organise cooking classes for groups a minimum 4 people (and no more than 8). Cooking classes range from Italian dishes (mainly home-made pasta), to vegan or sattvic dishes, as well as macrobiotic cusine.
Classes usually last around 4 hours and involve preparing the dish under the cook’s guidance and consuming the dish together at the end of the class. Prices vary depending on the type of cuisine and the number of people (typically €60 per person for a group of 4).
GUIDED TOURS: WHERE BEAUTY MEETS HISTORY
Guided tours of the area can be arranged with the resident tour guide in Querceto.
Querceto is located on the Etruscan Coast, with Etruscan ruins dating back to almost 3000 years – UNESCO world heritage sites. These can be reached easily by car and tours can be arranged either with our local guide or on the sites themselves.
Wonderfully intact medieval townships and villages can be found all around Querceto, like the famous towns of Volterra, San Giminiano, Bolgheri, San Gargano… amongst many others.
As well as being famous for their beauty, many of these towns are also known for their excellent wine, like Sassicaglia and Ornellaia which are produced in Bolgheri.
The price of the guided tours varies according to the location and the number of people, but typically it ranges between €15 and €30 per person.
WINE TASTING: QUERCETO’S SCENOGRAPHIC CELLARS
Tours of the hamlet’s wine cellars, which include a short tour of the hamlet and its history, and a wine tasting session, can also be arranged by appointment. The tour takes about 2 hours and costs vary according to the group’s size. Please inquire for a quote.
MEDITERRANEAN BEACHES: RESTORATIVE & SECLUDED
The Mediterranean Sea can be seen in the distance from Querceto itself. On a clear day it is possible to see not only the various islands laying just a few miles off the coast, but even Corsica!
The closest beaches are a mere 20 minutes away by car; long stretches of golden sand with dunes and pine woods for shade.
WALKS IN THE WOODS: WILD & SUGGESTIVE
Perched on a hilltop on the verge of Tuscany’s largest national park and reserve, Monte Rufoli, there are plenty of beautiful walks one can set off on from Querceto. Ancient woods filled with wild animals, including deers, wild boars, marmots, porcupines, and even wolves (in the depth of the forest)!
HOT SPRINGS: PURE BLISS
As the entire region is geothermal, many natural hot springs can be found a short distance away from Querceto. In Sassetta (half an hour’s drive from Querceto) there is a beautiful SPA with indoor and outdoor hot springs of various temperatures.