What to do
Whether you are a nature lover, whether you want to taste the local produce, or if you are interested in the culinary arts, for those who are passionate about art and culture, for the traveller who wants to discover delightful and unspoilt place and for the “armchair” lovers, we can organise activities for you.
|“Strolling with Olivia.” Our guide who will take you to enchanting unspoilt places … hidden in our beautiful Tuscany (to request information and reserve, go to oliviapersonalguide.it or call her at +39-347-623-8679).|
|For bike lovers or anyone wishing to experience biking in Tuscany, our partner bike guide at Fiesole Bike, just 8km from Casa Palmira, offers bike rides in Florence and in the hills surrounding the city. Bike tours between nature and art allow you to discover fascinating landscapes at your own pace.
To book, talk to Giovanni - fiesolebike.it, email@example.com or tel. +39-345-335-0926
|For those more interested in the gastronomic delights of Tuscan tradition: we can cook together the most traditional and simple recipes from Tuscany and Romagna, particularly the bread, fresh pasta, traditional dishes from the Mugello area, using the wild aromatic herbs that grow abundantly in this area.|
|We can take you shopping … to look for the typical local produce: to the shepherd for cheese, to the farmer for vegetables, to the baker, to the pig farmer, to the mill for the flour, to the oil press. Well, we can take you to the people and places that have learned to value and know their land and have contributed to making our cuisine world famous (on request at the time of your booking).|
|For the art and culture lovers: we can organize visits to museums, to the Medici’s villas and gardens, to castles and archaeological sites in Florence, Fiesole and Mugello. Suggestions of how to get to medieval hamlets and itineraries to undiscovered places in Tuscany.|
|For nature lovers: we can organize itineraries in the surrounding areas of Casa Palmira: trekking, mountain bike rides and hampers for two for your picnics. Furthermore you can enjoy horse riding in the nearby Vallebona riding school.|
|“The Trebbio Castle was built in 1184 by the Florentine aristocratic family de’ Pazzi. In 1478 the castle was the scene of the famous conspiracy to murder Giuliano Medici and Lorenzo the Magnificent….”. That is what was happening during the Renaissance… At present it is possible to organise guided tours to the castle to admire its beautiful architecture and painstaking works of preservation. After visiting the castle, there is the opportunity to taste oils and wines that are produced in the Castello del Trebbio estate.|
|We can organise oil and wine tasting in the wine growers’ cooperatives in our area.|
|Sport in Mugello:
Lago di Bilancino: vela, canoa, wind surf, balneazione, oasi WWF
Poggio dei Medici: golf
Volo a vela: Presso l’aerosuperfice di Figliano (Borgo San Lorenzo)
|Barberino Outlet: per i maniaci dello shopping|