Events and Activities

Podere Ampella is an ideal base for a numerous events and activities in the area. We can easliy arrange a variety of activities to fill your days with pleasure. Here's just a selection:

  Wedding Packages

Podere Ampella is an ideal locations for Wedding celebrations. Together with our experienced partners we can provide you with turn key package that will make that special day a true Tuscan dream!
  Wine Tasting

This area is famous for its red wine, Rosso & Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti. We can organise a Half Day or Full day Tour, including lunch in a vineyard, with the chance to see how the wines are made and to taste a selection of wonderful wines.
  Cheese Tasting

This area is famous for Pecorino Cheese. Pecora is the Italian word for Sheep and Pecorino is Sheep’s Cheese. You can find it fresh, semi-aged or aged and each has its own distinct texture and flavor. In addition you will find Pecorino with nuts, or wrapped in vine leaves or with truffle inside. We will take you to see how the cheese is made and to taste a selection on an organic farm here in the area.
  Cooking Lessons

We can put you in contact with Taste Tuscany who organise Cooking Lessons. Learn to make typical delicious Tuscan recipes in the ambience of a Tuscan country house. Hand on practical lessons including how to make home-made pasta, followed by a relaxed lunch.
  Truffle Hunting

Take a relaxed country walk with a truffle expert and his dogs in the search for the elusive White Truffle. Finish the morning with a truffle tasting/light lunch.
  Olive Oil Harvest

Why not participate in this unique experience picking olives in one of the most spectacular locations in the world and witness the pressing of the olives and take home your bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
  Spa Bath & Treatments

Relax in a pool and/or taking a curative or beauty treatment. We have an alliance with one Spa in Rapolano Terme – La Querciolaia – where our guests can benefit from a reduced entrance fee to the Baths and a discount on all treatments.
  Cities of Art - Guided Tours

We can arrange to pick your group after breakfast and take you to Florence of Siena where we provide personalized guided tours visiting a selesction of famous sites and museums.
  Painting Courses

Why not use the backdrop of the Val d'Orcia valley to inspire and enhance your hidden talents. We collobarate with local artists and can easily arrange a variety of painting courses to suite everybody's needs and levels.
  Horse Riding

Spend a half or full day meandering the hills of the Val D’Orcia with an experienced guide and trained horses. All levels of equestrian rider are catered for. Lessons are also available.
  Mountain Biking

We have a contact with an experience Mountain Bike Guide, who can take you for an amazing ride through the Orcia Valley. Be warned – there are lots of hills! All levels of experience catered for.
  Hot Air Balloon Tours

Gaze over the Val D’orcia and Crete Senese from above . Start off early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise whilst drifting over the countryside, wherever the wind takes you. Finish with a mid morning superb champagne breakfast upon landing.