Activities at Orto

annetteAt Podere Orto guests are very welcome to take part in our daily labours: feed the chickens, water the plants, bake bread in the wooden oven, gather ripe fruits, go and get water and many other activities which are part of our everyday life.

We will help you to find nearby wine tasting tours at Vernaccia* and Chianti local wineries.
*Vernaccia is the typical and famous white wine from S.Gimignano


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If your travels take you to Podere Orto at the beginning of July, you will have the chance to watch or even participate in our yearly lavender harvest.
This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself into the smells, the colours and the meticulous work, from the field to the distiller, that is needed to produce our precious lavender oil!
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Italian for travellers

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Grazie! Buon giorno! Che bello!
Learn the 30 most important sentences that will help you to get easily around during your stay in Italy!
A short but full immersion into Italian.


Tuscany in our eyes - tours

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We will show you some of our favourite spots in the area, during
half or full daytrips.

Italian, English, German and Spanish spoken