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Winter getaway in Tuscany: 5 stay ideas in Valdichiana Senese

Valdichiana Living's suggestions for enjoying Valdichiana Senese in the most unexpected season

In Tuscany, there's always the timing is always good to set off on a journey to explore the land, in search of cultural treasures and authentic flavors. So, why not opt for a winter getaway? In Valdichiana Senese, the travel inspirations are numerous even during the cold season, perfect for creating unusual itineraries.

Here are 5 stay ideas to escape the routine and immerse yourself in the Tuscan adventure that will warm your winter:

Tuscany, Land of wellbeing

Four days dedicated to good living in Valdichiana Senese, between thermal waters, good food and fine wine. You will trace back to the origins of the Tuscan wellness tradition by visiting the Santuario Ritrovato archaeological excavation in San Casciano dei Bagni, where Etruscans and Romans came together, united by the cult of thermal waters. You can also enjoy the benefits of the same springs, indulging in an afternoon of relaxation at Fonteverde. The program is completed with a trekking experience immersed in nature and two tastings of genuine local flavors (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Chianina meat).

Gourmet weekend to learn traditional Tuscan recipes

One of the joys of winter is undoubtedly cooking. With this stay, you will become familiar with the products and typical dishes of Valdichiana Senese, from pici to pecorino di Pienza cheese. You will learn traditional recipes and test genuine flavors of the territory in local restaurants. From cooking classes to food and wine tours, this four-day proposal is ideal for those who wish to combine the pleasure of taste with that of discovery.

State of art holiday in Valdichiana Senese

In Tuscany, winter is the season of villages. In four days, you will discover the creative face of the historic centers of Valdichiana Senese by visiting artisan workshops where knowledge, art and craft are passed down from generation to generation. In crafting workshops, you will handle ceramics, terracotta, wood, and other materials to create your own unique pieces. Between one workshop and another, there will be delicious breaks at a winery producing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and at a Chianina cattle farm.

Tuscany the Etruscan Land: at the origins of the Etruscan civilization

Three nights and four days to discover all the Etruscan artifacts not to be missed in Valdichiana. At Chianciano Terme, you will encounter the world's largest collection of Etruscan canopic jars, while in Sarteano you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Tomb of the Infernal Chariot, perfectly reconstructed in the local Civic Museum. In Chiusi, you will visit the fascinating underground city, a subterranean museum space entirely dedicated to Etruscan funerary epigraphy. On the third day, you will take an archaeological walk inside the excavation of San Casciano dei Bagni and take refuge in the monumental cellars of the historic center of Montepulciano, whose origins date back to the Etruscans. You will conclude your winter stay in Valdichiana admiring the Etruscan chandelier and the Tabula Cortonensis at the MAEC in Cortona.

The beneficial waters of Chianciano Terme

A short but intense break, to take care of your body and mind in view of the last weeks of winter. Treat yourself to a journey that combines esoteric philosophies and classic thermal treatments at the Sensory Spa. At the Theia thermal pools, get warm in the Chianciano Terme hot waters, endowed with relaxing and toning properties.

Choose the mood of your Tuscan stay and select the package that's right for you among Valdichiana Living's offers. For information and reservations, write to us at booking@valdichianaliving.it.