Activities at Villa Sant 'Uberto
If you want a relaxing holiday Villa Sant'Uberto is the ideal place for you. You will find yourself in a panoramic location
of peace and tranquility in the Chianti Classico, surrounded by a beautiful garden where you can sunbathe, read a book,
go for walks, swim in the panoramic pool, play bowls and much more.
In addition to relaxing immersed in the sounds of the nature of Chianti there are many things you could do while you are on vacation at Villa Sant'Uberto.
Outlet & Shopping
Italy is the temple of fashion. Take advantage of your trip in Chianti to give yourself a little shopping in Tuscany's outlets. As well as being an immense open-air museum of exceptional artistic and natural beauty Tuscany is also home to many outlets. In less than an hour you can get to the “The Mall” outlet in Incisa Valdarno where you can find the great Italian designer fashions at special prices: Armani, Gucci, Valentino, Fendi, Dior, among others. And there is a Prada outlet in Montevarchi. Colle di Val d'Elsa is the city of glass and you can watch glass being blown and purchase exquisite decanters, glasses and other precious objects directly from the producers. Our staff at Reception will be more than happy to advise other shopping opportunities.
The "Hunting for photographs" experience is designed for lovers of nature, flora and fauna. In the 30 hectares that surround the hotel Villa Sant'Uberto, it is possible to live experiences that will make your holiday unforgettable, thanks to the faunistic heritage of our territory. With the expert help of hiking trails and hikers in the Chianti area, not only will it be wonderful to walk or trek through the woods, but you will be in contact with our most precious friends: roe deer, fallow deer, hawks, small birds, buzzards, badgers, squirrels, wild hares.... The opportunity to live and to immortalize moments in perfect harmony with the nature of the Chianti that surrounds our hotel.
The Via Francigena
The Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome, though it is usually considered to have its starting point on the other side of the English Channel, in the cathedral city of Canterbury. As such, the route passes through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The route was known in Italy as the "Via Romea Francigena" ("the road to Rome that comes from France"). In medieval times it was an important road and pilgrimage route for those wishing to visit the Holy See and the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul. In the Middle Ages, Via Francigena was the major pilgrimage route to Rome from the north.....
Hiking & Walking
At the reception of our villa you will find maps and itineraries for walking immersed in the nature surrounding the estate. You can choose between the most relaxing, accessible to all, and among the most impervious, for slopes and duration... Whether it's summer, spring or autumn, Radda & Chianti offer routes and itineraries to discover on foot, by mountain bike or motorbike, as well as wonderful woods and scenery in which to get lost for a walk, a picnic or a session of yoga.
Chianti by Hot air balloon
Do you want to experience something really exciting? Villa Sant'Uberto recommends a trip in a balloon, to admire the charm of Chianti from above. For a different experience of Chianti – see it from the air. If you love to fly and are curious to see the area from a different perspective, a hot-air balloon trip is for you. Be enchanted by the golden curves of the Tuscan hills crisscrossed by vines and dotted with olive groves, and be amazed by the number of stone-towered towns that were once the bastions of the historic feuds between Siena and Florence (Activity subject to availability)
If you like outdoor sports fun with the Golf at the Golf club Ugolino or at Golf club La Bagnaia or at Golf club Castelfalfi, about 45- minute drive from Villa Sant'Uberto.
Chianti Classico Wineries Tours & Tastings
There are several historical and interesting Chianti Classico wineries around Villa Sant'Uberto. Most of the cellars visits may also require a reservation in advance, when you will be here our staff will be glad to support you to organize your "personal wine tour".
Cities of art and Surroundings
Tuscany is one of the areas with the highest concentration of works recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tuscany has the highest percentage of artistic components in all of Italy and it is with great pride that we can affirm that Villa Sant'Uberto, is at the center of this heritage. A few miles from Siena or Florence, our hotel will not only make you the protagonist of an unforgettable holiday surrounded by nature, but will be the starting point for tours or guided tours of the most exciting cultural destinations in the region. Visits and tours for Pisa, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Monteriggioni, Volterra... These are just some examples of what you can do thanks to the hotel staff that you will always find at your disposal in the structure. Visit all the wonders of Tuscany and, at the same time, enjoy a stay of complete relaxation is possible in a holiday at Villa Sant'Uberto.
Holiday in the Chianti Classico area has to be based on relaxation and good food, but it should also be enriched by culture and art. For whomever enjoys fine wines, there is nothing more beautiful than visiting Chianti. Its wine cellars are precious. Its panoramas are postcard-like. Its surrounding small towns are charming and quaint. The villa is surrounded by a fascinating countryside designed by vineyards, olive groves, ancient Castles (with the famous "Route of Castles") to visit and picturesque medieval villages rich in history. Stop to see Radda, Castellina, Greve, Brolio, Badia a Passignano, Panzano... and you might also visit a historical winery and taste the very REAL Chianti Classico wines known throughout the world.
Thermal Bath & Hot Springs
To take a regenerable bath in hot waters, just visit the Rapolano Terme. These hot springs are less than an hour from Villa Sant'Uberto where there are two spas to try: Antica Querciolaia and San Giovanni. Another possibility is the hot springs of Terme della Via Francigena (about one hour away) and the spectacular Bagno Vignoni e Bagni San Filippo in the heart of Val d’Orcia.
Enjoy nature and the landscapes of the Chianti with a bike ride. There is no better way to discover the beauty and richness of this region and of the Chianti, combining the passion for sport with that for art, good food and good wine. Tuscany is a paradise for bicycle lovers, with its rolling hills embellished with swaying dirt roads, lively paths, vineyards and shady country roads. From Villa Sant'Uberto, you can discover beautiful and exciting landscapes, using your own bikes or renting them in Radda or Castellina in Chianti.
Etruscan, Chianti Archaeological Museum, Etruscan Tombs, Etruscan Necropolis...
Located in the heart of Chianti and the medieval town of Castellina, the museum recounts the ancient history of the Chianti area by means of archeological materials and data gathered in the four municipal territories on the Siena side of this region: Castellina, Gaiole, Radda and Castelnuovo Berardenga. Not far from Castellina in Chianti is the great Etruscan burial mound of Montecalvario. It was built at the end of 7h century B.C. and contained the tombs of an aristocratic family of extraordinary wealth. On the hill east of the medieval village of Fonterutoli are the remains of an Etruscan necropolis (Poggino) that was used from late 7th to late 6th century B.C....
Chianti Sculpture Park
The Chianti Sculpture Park, a permanent exhibition of contemporary sculptures, was inaugurated in 2004. The main characteristic of the Park is the integration of art and nature. Each artist visited the wood and made a site-specific proposal for the place chosen. The harmony of the sculptures with the trees, the sounds, the colours and the light is total. In fact, these man-made works do not extend beyond the limits of nature; rather, they are integrated with it and enhance it. Inside the Park an Amphitheatre has been created to offer visitors a rich programme of concerts in July and August.
Botanical Rose Garden of Cavriglia
The Rose Garden is located in Cavriglia. Considered the largest private rose garden in the world, it’s home to more than 7000 roses, and the collection grows every year! To be fully immersed in the magic of this precious flower, we suggest visiting more than once throughout the year, discovering the beauty of every bloom depending on the season. There are plenty of special events inside the garden, like poetry readings and botany courses, which take on a whole new atmosphere in this unique place.
Saltalbero Adventure Park
Saltalbero is an oasis of tranquility surrounded by nature, beautiful lawns and a wonderful forest next to the river Ombrone’s valley. You can enjoy adventure routes up on the trees and a day having fun with activities on the ground (volley, soccer, bowls, minigolf ecc.), tasty pic nic or just to relax.
A few kilometers from Siena develops the Montagnola Senese, one of the main karst areas in Italy. About ninety caves are known, some of which are of scientific importance at an international level, but from a speleological point of view the area is still not well known. Here are some of the most interesting caves: Grotta del Chiostraccio, Grotta Chioma di Berenice, Grotta dei Pozzoni, Grotta dell'Ugola, Grotta del Profondo....
Typical products of Tuscany
Tuscany is a real treasure chest of flavors! With many typical products, they boast a gastronomic offer that ranges from fish specialties on the coast, to tasty game in the mountains, to the goodness of the vegetables grown on the rolling hills. Perhaps you have tasted the famous Cantuccini, Ribollita and t-bone steak Florentine style, but to fully savor the typical products at their origin, we recommend a careful exploration through companies that produce delicacies such as: honey, cheeses and sausages.
Via Romea del Chianti
Between Florence and Siena as if to connect the Renaissance and the Middle Ages, there is the hilly landscape par excellence, that of Chianti. The stages that divide the historic centers of Florence and Siena, both World Heritage Sites, travel along secondary roads through woods, olive groves and large expanses of vineyards until they meet the Via Francigena in Siena.
For those who are fond of fishing in Chianti there are several lakes sport fishing set in the Tuscan countryside. Relaxing in the shade or sunbathing on a deck chair by the lake; if you want you can also practice sport fishing and try to catch one carp, a trout or other types of fish. Among the various lakes there are: the lake of Vallechiara, the Lake of Acqua Borra, the delle Coste Lake, the Dudda Lake......