Visits to nearby vineyards can be arranged along with wine tastings. Wine festivals are held in Greve and Panzano during the first two weeks of September, and every two weeks, we organise, for our guests, free wine tastings at Villa Le Barone.
Upon request, we organise cooking courses for our guests, both demonstration only and hand-on.
Festivals, concerts and other local events
During the summer, concerts and festivals are take place in Greve and nearby villas and churches, including San Leolino. We will also be pleased to make bookings for our guests to attend the Florentine Maggio Musicale and the Palio of Sienna.
Sightseeing and excursions organised for you by Villa Le Barone
Villa Le Barone is located just off the midpoint of Via Chiantigiana, the scenic highway that runs through Chianti between Florence and Sienna. Florence is 29km from Villa Le Barone, Siena 33km and San Gimignano 40km. Close by there are numerous attractive castles, villages and towns worth a visit for their atmosphere and architecture. These include Lamole, Panzano, Castellina, Montefioralle and Greve in Chianti, the market town of the Chianti Classico wine territory. We will be happy to put together a tour for you to visit any and all of these places.
In addition to tennis and swimming at Villa Le Barone, golf is available at the 18 hole Ugolino Golf Course (19 km). We have mountain bikes available for rent at Le Barone and there are numerous walking and hiking paths through the countryside around the Villa.
Painting course (water colours, pastels)
It is possible to take a one week course in October with an artist living near Villa le Barone.
Italian conversation courses
For those who wish to start or perfect their Italian.