Timbers Resorts has perfected the fine art of Private Residence Clubs by creating authentic experiences for Owners and guests to feel right at home. Whether it’s your first time visiting us at Casali di Casole or you’ve been an Owner for more than fifteen years, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things to do while in Tuscany.

1. Private Cooking Lesson

Using the finest local ingredients, including fruits and vegetables from the surrounding gardens, learn the secrets of Italian cuisine with private cooking classes taught in your own villa. The best local chefs and cooks will come show you how to make a traditional meal, a true Italian pizza in your own pizza oven, or prepare delicious home-made pasta. They will provide all of the ingredients so you just need to arrive hungry and ready to taste whatever you make. You can even satisfy your sweet tooth and learn the art of Italian pastries.

2. Wine Tasting

Surrounded by more than 100 acres of vineyards, Casali di Casole will truly inspire wine lovers. Arrange in-residence private wine tastings, expertly paired dinners with a sommelier and winery tours from small family producers to globally recognized wineries. Out of all the things to do in Tuscany, this is close to the top of our list for a true Italian experience.

3. Truffle Hunting

Staying at Casali di Casole gives you the upper hand when truffle hunting. This activity takes place at all different times of the year. In the fall, owners and guests can experience the special season of white truffles and with the help of an expert truffle hunters, they can find the exclusive delicacies.

4. Biking

Biking is a must when visiting Tuscany. At Casali di Casole we can arrange a bike tour with a professional guide who will meet you and take you through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside.

5. Guided Tours

Once in Tuscany, you cannot miss the chance to discover the beauty and history of its well known cities and towns. Professional guides will lead you through Florence and Siena, as well as Lucca and Pisa, and to uncover the secrets of the smallest medieval gems like San Gimignano, Volterra.

6. Hiking

Hiking in Italy is one of the easiest ways to see the best of the country’s natural landscape. Hike through vineyards and olive groves, past historic castles and hamlets to relish the peace and harmony of the landscape. Guided tours accommodate individuals of various abilities and pace, and appeal to both the casual yet enthusiastic walker, as well as the experienced hiker. The estate also offers a trail system to enjoy the beauty of our nature and our gravel roads.

7. Learn Italian

While staying in Italy, we encourage you to learn our culture and language as much as possible. Enhance what you may already know or simply familiarize yourself with the beautiful Italian language. Native Italian instructors are available for one-on-one or group instruction at every level. Every time you stay at Casali di Casole, you can learn a little more and have fun!

These are just a few of the many things to do in Tuscany. When you plan your next trip to Casali di Casole, how many of these activities will you add to your to-do list?

For more ideas, see our blog post on Day Trips from Casali di Casole.

To learn more about ownership opportunities at Casali di Casole, please contact us at 888.892.1278. To inquire about booking a luxury vacation rental, please call us at 855.571.8473.