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Four reasons to choose a smart working holiday in the Valdichiana Senese

The time has come to move your office to a place that can combine work and well-being: the Valdichiana Senese

If we had to make a list of the most used words in 2020 the term "smart working" would certainly be on the top three. During the lockdown many workers and sectors have experienced  this working method, opening a positive trend (especially in Italy) destined to grow more in the coming years and showing that the office is not precondition for working. If during the lockdown of many companies (or yourself in the case you’re a freelance) asked they collaborators for sacrifices in order to minimize the impact of the coronavirus, now it may be the time to reward efforts, without renouncing productivity instead increasing it, choosing to move the office to a place that can combine work and well-being or organizing a team building experience to restart again.

Why do it in Valdichiana Senese? Let’s discover it together.

The rural co-working space

The nine villages of the Valdichiana Senese, in addition to the millenary beauties and the eno-gastronomic excellences, also host three rural coworking. One located inside one of the historic buildings in the main square of Montepulciano, one in the historic center of Celle Sul Rigo in the Municipality of San Casciano dei Bagni and managed by the local community cooperative and one in Chianciano Terme with a tourism theme. In all three coworking, however, it must be said, the gaze is often enraptured by the view outside the window from which you can see the fascinating cathedral of Montepulciano and the Renaissance Palazzo del Comune (you will notice a certain similarity with Palazzo Vecchio in Florence), the unique valley that can be admired from Celle sul Rigo and Chianciano rather than from PC screens.Here communication professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, students, will be able to take advantage of the space and services available inside the coworking rooms and take a break in the countryside whenever they feel the need.

Valdichiana Living has thought of two types of proposals. A special long stay holiday package that includes a stay in an apartment in the historic center in one of the villages of the Valdichiana Senese or in a farmhouse, ideal for freelancers and individuals. Another one that is perfect for families: ideal for combining work, family and psycho-physical well-being. A stay in an apartment on a farm, access to rural coworking in the Valdichiana Senese and fantastic experiences and stories to live for your children and carers who prefer a vacation at work.

Free time

Finish to work has never been so pleasant. The Valdichiana Senese offers the opportunity to live numerous experiences that will enrich the sense of your free time. Once out of the office do you love to delight in the kitchen? Well, imagine doing it in the company of a local that teaches you how to make pici, the typical pasta of the Valdichiana Senese. Or are you a regular visitor to the gym? Here training takes place among the vineyards of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, among the scents of the land and the vineyards of Prugnòlo gentile. For those who love meditation and Yoga but are tired of the usual rooms, here you can do it on the shores of Lake Chiusi, an ancient place Etruscan civilization whose charm is difficult to describe in words.
And the aperitif after 8 hours of work? Valdichiana Living has not forgotten even that! Obviously based on Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, this year you can choose whether to do it directly at the facility where you are staying where the producer will join you to guide you in a unique tasting or between the cellars of the historic center or in the winery. But these are just some of the examples of experiences that Valdichiana Living offers. You can discover them all and choose the one that is most ideal for you right here.


The right balance between landscape and ... team!

After a period in which staying away was the rule, finding the right harmony between colleagues is the priority to start again and go back to being a real team. The productivity of a company is in fact often influenced by the quality of relationships between colleagues who, a team building experience or a smart working retreat in a place that can combine work and incentive activities, can definitely be strengthened. In fact, there are numerous experiences that Valdichiana Living offers where the team makes the difference, as well as at work. Just to name a few: archery in the woods, truffle hunting, e-bike wine tour and, to close the incentive stay and return to the office more united than ever, dinner in the vineyard among the rows of Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wine. In addition to the experiences, Valdichiana Living can also suggest the ideal place for your team building or smart working retreat: farmhouses or private villas with connection between the most suggestive landscapes of Italy, apartments and, of course, information on rural coworking. Write us to receive all the information you need to better organize your retreat in the Valdichiana Senese.

Far from the big cities ... but still close!

The centrality of the Valdichiana Senese in the Italian peninsula allows it to be reached from the cities of Siena, Florence and with particular ease from the nearby regions of Umbria and Lazio, but also from more distant areas, thanks to the A1 motorway connection, with the "Chiusi-Chianciano Terme" exits. to the south and "Valdichiana - Sinalunga" to the north. Furthermore, from June 14 the Trenitalia Freccia Rossa high-speed train will be active, stopping right at Chiusi-Chianciano Terme Station (the railway hub of the Valdichiana Senese), reaching the major cities of Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples ( consult the timetables on the Trenitalia website with the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme station as your destination). Once here, then, beauty is within a few kilometers. On its northern border of the Valdichiana Senese you can see the pre-Apennines and the lands of Arezzo; to the east the shores of the Umbrian Lake Trasimeno almost touch the Tuscan territory; further south the high valleys of Lazio can be admired from the panoramic terraces of the southernmost villages of the Valdichiana Senese; to the west, the sun sets every day in the hills of the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO landscape declared a World Heritage Site.