Archive for the ‘Kids Activities’ Category

Holidays with children in Italy have never been easier, and more fun, especially at your beautiful Relais with its pool in Tuscany. Whether you want to take the kids for a dip in this gorgeous pool on site, take them to explore the stunning beaches of Cecina and Elba, or even enjoy a spot of bird watching together (look out for the incredible Peregrine Falcon!), have a look at this category. Your kids definitely won’t be lost for things to do here!

Have you ever tried to imagine how life was in Medieval times? Well, you don’t have to imagine it anymore: you can be part of a real Medieval festival in Tuscany! Summer in Tuscany is like stepping back in time: countless cities and towns celebrate their traditions with re-enactments and medieval festivals. The Middle Ages have left a [...]

I nostri ospiti spesso ammettono di sentirsi a casa e di soggiornare a Villa Sensano come se fossero venuti a trovare degli amici dopo tanto tempo. Ecco alcuni esempi: E’ stato come tornare a casa Angolo di paradiso in Toscana   Atmosfere quasi cinematografiche   La serenità, la bellezza del paesaggio, le ore passate sotto [...]

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“We stayed at the villa for the second time, for a period of 4 weeks. It was like coming home meeting our familie!The hosts Federica and Lavinia were most helpfull in every way. Thank you for all the good tips and suggestions. They went with us to an amazing pecorino shop where we bought excellent [...]

The Carai Brothers are five and come Sardinia; in 1959, their father, pastor, moves to Tuscany to one of the abandoned farms around the region previously managed by sharecropping. With his sardinian cattle, personally selected and very suitable for milk production and cheese making, he decided to settle on the same hill where we are [...]

Which most beautiful Italian region can provide beautiful landscapes? Tuscany is here for you!Everything is already in full bloom, the vineyards are filling out, the grain is being harvested and the sunflowers are bobbing in the wind. Could there be a better time for your photos? The most popular cities for taking photos are Siena [...]

A true Tuscan gem!!


“This was an amazing place! Set in the quiet Tuscan countryside, overlooking the valley beyond, this splendid villa was a perfect location for our visit to Tuscany. The apartment was beautiful, immaculately clean, quiet, and well equipped. Coffee out under the gazebo in the morning, overlooking the pool and the hills beyond was a real [...]

Now in its fourth edition, Volterra Mistery & Fantasy is the Fair event that attracts people of all ages who are passionate about comics, games of all kinds, cartoons, television series and movie sagas from the 80s to the present. From all over Italy they meet in our ancient city photographers and cosplayers who want [...]

One of the most famous British legends is that of King Arthur and the sword in the stone. According to the various versions of the story, the sword could only be pulled out of the stone by the true king of England. A similar, though much less well-known, story can be found in the Italian [...]

Volterra, a jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art, dominates the whole valley of the river Cecina from its birth to the Thyrrenian sea, from a hill 550 m above sea level. History has left its marks in Volterra from the Etruscan period to the 19th century with artistic and monumental traces of great [...]

We found this villa in Tuscany at the last minute but were delighted with all of the factors that made it a great place to stay. The owners were great in providing us information prior to our checking in and were really very helpful after we arrived. Frederica and her sister were very, very helpful [...]

The hilly Chianti region with its pine forests is what you imagine when you dream of idyllic Tuscany, and the rugged eroded landscape of Le Balze is quite out of this world. Dedicated bicycle infrastructure is sparse, but car drivers are quite used to sharing the winding country roads with bikes. For a more rustic experience, [...]

Villa Sensano is definitely dog friendly. Here, your faithful friends are also our friends, important guests who will enjoy the garden on three levels and will rumble on long walks full of smells and perfumes of the Tuscan countryside. They can run, sniff, play and, why not, relax under our wonderful trees! Don’t leave them [...]

Un endroit exceptionnel en tous points. Le personnel est adorable et réserve un accueil chaleureux. Le palais et son jardin est calme, reposant et donne sur une vue des contrées Toscane. Les appartements sont bien équipés et très propres. Il y fait frais ce qui est agréable pour dormir. La piscine est grande et très [...]

A very warm welcome on arrival from Federica and Lavinia. The accommodation was excellent and very well equipped. The property and pool had stunning views of the Tuscan countryside. Easy access to Volterra and San Gimignano and Siena is about 45 mins by car.       A nice restaurant right next to Villa Sensano, [...]

It’s hard to choose accommodation in Tuscany, simply because there’s so much choice out there – alone lists 14,000+ hotels. So we picked Villa Sensano somewhat at random, based on good reviews, nice pics of the pool and a reasonable mid-point location – and it didn’t disappoint. Special thanks to the hosts for staying [...]

  We are now at the 26th edition of the festival (the oldest and longest-running in our country), that will take place on July 8th-9th-10th and 15th-16th-17th. This year, the chosen theme is: ARTS, GAMES AND FEASTS AT THE TIME OF DANTE. Everyone is invited to cross the gates of the castle and enter the [...]

Volterra AD 1398 is one of the most entertaining and admired Italian re-enactment festivals. The festival takes place in the pulsing heart of medieval Volterra and in the singular “Parco di Castello” (town’s public garden), overlooked by the imposing Medici’s Fortress. The town centre is animated by the ever-present past and the visitors are taken, as [...]

San Gimignano: The “Medieval Manhattan” bristles with more than a dozen tall stone towers, all slightly askew. It wins the Most Densely Decorated Church award for its old Duomo, whose interior walls are slathered with 15th-century frescoes. San Gimignano’s skyline and back alleys, especially when moonlit, makeit one of Italy’s most romantic hill towns. Stay [...]

Fancy taking a step back in time to discover how people lived in medieval Italy? Well, you can! In the beautiful Tuscan hilltop town of Volterra, Italy, you can visit a traditional medieval fair. The Volterra fair (or Volterra AD 1398 festival) has been taking place for 8 years and is a great day out [...]

Have you ever pondered the question, where is the sword in the stone? The real sword in the stone? We aren’t talking about the English legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, but the legend of San (or Saint) Galgano, whose sword can still be seen sticking out of the stone [...]