Things to Do

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Tuscany
  • Visit Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino
  • Relax after a long day of exploring
  • Wine tasting in the heart of wine country

Tenuta Santo Pietro is ideally located for exploring the historic peaks and swells of the Val d'Orcia.

Among the many pathways to explore, the lovely Tuscan towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Montefollonico, San Quirico d'Orcia, Bagno Vignoni and Radicofani which are close by and steeped in history.

Let us know the dates of your trip, and what sorts of experiences your group prefers, and we'll happily help shape a trip filled with the things you love to see and do. A stay at Santo Pietro is an idyllic personal experience designed to meet your wishes, and to create very special memories.

In addition to the specific activites listed to the right, among the many things you can do and see while you're here:

  • Go antiquing at the Arrezzo Antiquarian Fair held the first weekend of every month
  • Explore Etruscan tombs in nearby Cortona
  • Watch local artisans create one-of-a-kind gifts from wrought iron and pottery
  • See the world famous Palio horse races in Siena
  • Shop at nearby Italian designer luxury outlets

Tenuta Santo Pietro can arrange private and group transportation throughout the Val d'Orcia, as well as to and from various airports.

Culinary Adventures

Food and wine are a central part of Tuscany's appeal to travelers. Let us help you plan a variety of culinary adventures during your stay, from wine and cheese tastings on our property to truffle hunting in nearby Crete Senesi. Spend a morning learning the fine art of cheese making from our neighbors at Cugusi or visit antique wine cellars in Montepulciano and Montalcino to learn how wine has shaped the culture of our region for centuries.

Cultural Excursions

Make Tenuta Santo Pietro your home base while you explore the region. Florence is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away and Siena and Cortona are only 40 minutes away. We can book a van with driver to take you to and from either city, arrange city tours in English or Italian and at the end of the day you can leave the crowds behind and return for a late afternoon dip in our refreshing pool.

Physical Activities

What better way to enjoy the amazingly beautiful Tuscan countryside than by biking or hiking through it. Whether you want to enjoy an easy ride or walk to one of the area hill towns for lunch, or want to take on some of the region's punishing terrain, we can make it happen. We can arrange to have mountain or road bikes brought to the Inn for use during your stay and we'll happily help you plan day tours of the area. After a nice hike or ride, why not consider a trip to the local thermal baths for a relaxing soak or take a once in a lifetime ride in a hot air balloon at dawn.