Things To Do

In the unlikely event that you get tired of lounging by the pool or quaffing fine wines, we've put together a variety of activities available in your local area, and some you can do in your own villa!

Fun with Photography in Tuscany

The professional Tuscan photographer Riccardo Pieri is offering Summer's Leases clients a one day photography workshop, out of his studio near Siena. Riccardo's local knowledge gives access to secret spots with opportunities for original shots.

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Balloon Rides over Tuscany

Fly in a hot air balloon, over the legendary Chianti landscape: it’s one of the most romantic and civilised rural scenes on earth with its hilltop towns and castles, its famous vineyards and the tranquility of olives groves and timeless vineyards.

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Cookery Classes in Tuscany

Summer’s Leases offers lots of villas where the cook-housekeeper is delighted to give informal cookery lessons: real home cooking with real local Signoras for a fun morning “at home” and a great holiday memory. But fun though this is, sometimes it’s just not enough ... If you are looking for the tops in cooking lessons, Summer’s Leases recommends a professional cookery class at Badia a Coltibuono.

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Golfing in Umbria

Umbria offers two excellent 18 hole golf courses, ideal for a day (or several!) on the green during your holiday. Located on the edge of Perugia at Santa Sabina, Perugia’s golf club is set in gently undulating parkland with an 18 hole par 72 course. Alternatively, located half way between Perugia and Umbertide in the heart of Umbria, the Antognolla golf course offers an especially picturesque setting for this superb course set in 600 hectares of nature reserve that is the Antognolla Estate.

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Making Perfect Pasta in Your Villa

Only the very best ingredients are suitable for making pasta as it’s just eggs and flour. There are few secrets for making perfect pasta - but they’re vital! To begin...

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