This is a must do with kids, from Siena/ Florence. Did the kids' cooking class with 3 kids aged 6, 8 and 10, this was the highlight of their entire European holiday. After picking the vegetables from the farm, they made pasta and sauces in the fabulous rustic kitchen. Grown ups sampled the very good home made wine, and then ate the best meal we had in Italy. All of the staff speak perfect English, the cooking lesson by Stefania and Susanna was brilliant and the kids were captivated. They were knowledgeable and entertaining. We even had a sneaky swim in their fabulous pool and a look around the luxurious accommodation. The kids are already asking when we're going to stay.... if you're not lucky enough to stay, it's an easy 40 minute drive from Siena or Florence and will make your Tuscan experience. See http://algelsobianco.it/pdf/algelsobianco_002.pdf.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Gelso Bianco is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa, just a stone's throw from the cities of Florence and Siena (16 miles from Florence and 19 miles from Siena). Arriving to the resort along the cypress lined avenue will give visitors a preview of the love and care that the owners give to this enchanted place. Practically a hamlet in itself, it enjoys the privileged position of sitting opposite the 10th century Romanesque church of Sant'Appiano (X a.C) and the soaring towers of San Gimignano in the distance. Al Gelso Bianco is immersed in the green of the Valacchi Agricultural Estate Typical products of this marvellous land, such as Chianti DOCG wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grappa and Vin Santa dessert wine, have been produced here for many years. During your stay at Al Gelso Bianco you can enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting in the cellar, a relaxing time at the swimming pool, a visit to the most important cities of Tuscany just few kilometres away, a cooking classes, a Tuscan dinner prepared in our amazing garden or having fun at a pizza party. We are available to help you in booking museums, licensed professional guides for private tours, restaurants, mountain bikes, baby sitters, and whatever you need to make your stay a pleasant, relaxing and true Tuscan experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort Tuscany, Italy