The activities

Cantagallo thinks of everyone and offers numerous activities organized within the farmhouse or in its surroundings.

For nature lovers

Considering of its unspoiled nature, Montalbano is suitable for walks and hikes to be taken on pedestrian and bicycle paths through hills, archaeological sites and centuries-old forests.

For lovers of art cities

Upon request, the Agriturism organizes guided tours with professional guides to the main cities of art in Tuscany.
The Montalbano area is central and allows easy access to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena. A few kilometers from the Agritourism there are Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace, and Montelupo Fiorentino with its ceramics museum.

For horse lovers

Looking for an agritourism with riding stables? The Cantagallo Estate is located a few kilometers away from the Pietramarina Riding School, which organizes, by reservation, horseback riding and trekking with specialized guides. Participants are required to have knowledge of basic equestrian techniques. Don’t know how to ride a horse but would like to learn? The Riding School also organizes basic riding lessons for adults and children.

For families with kids

Are you looking for a children’s Farmhouse in Tuscany? The swimming pool and playground inside the Cantagallo Estate are ideal for families with children. A few kilometers away is also Bosco Leggenda, an adventure park with fantastic settings and ample space for picnics and barbecues.

For lovers of good food and high quality wine

Upon request,Cantagallo Farmhouse organizes food and wine tastings and guided tours of wineries, vineyards and olive groves for guests and outside groups.
During the guided tours, conducted in Italian, English, French and German, it will be possible to taste the products of the Cantagallo Estate: Chianti Montalbano, Carmignano, Barco Reale di Carmignano, Gioveto and Vinsanto Millarium Riserva and extra-virgin olive oil. All of this is accompanied by typical cured meats and cold cuts.
The Montalbano Wine and Oil Route, with four tourist routes among wineries, oil mills and ancient villages, is recommended for those who wish to set out to discover the area and its delicacies.

For the most stressed

Are you nervous and stressed? If the good air and the peace of the Tuscan hills are not enough, the Agriturism, upon request, can book healing massages, anti-stress, anti-depressants, and so on…

And for those who want to learn all the time, even on vacation?

Upon request, the staff of Cantagallo Farmhouse organizes courses to learn about unusual and special aspects of Tuscan culture.

Typical Tuscan Cooking Classes

Cantagallo Farmhouse organizes typical Tuscan cooking classes with the Chef of Osteria Cantagallo. The “Chef for a Day” package includes:
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Course of about 3 hours (from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm) with subsequent lunch to taste the dishes prepared and accompanied by wines from the winery
  • Parchment with the recipes prepared during the course
  • Certificate of Participation

Coffee course

When you return from your vacation in Tuscany, you can show off with friends and family a perfect technique of making real Italian Espresso. How? Take part in a guided tour and coffee course organized by Agriturismo Cantagall at a nearby Artisan Coffee Roasting Company.
The 1.5-hour “Dark Bean” program includes a guided tour of the roasting plant, a first theoretical part, and finally a practical test of coffee processing. The morning will end with lunch at Osteria Cantagallo.
During the course we will talk about:
  • History and geography of coffee
  • Botany and plant knowledge
  • Blending processes: the characteristics of coffee varieties
  • Roasting: the secret to not losing aroma
  • How to recognize a low-quality coffee bean
  • Tasting of different coffee blends with an opportunity to purchase the types tasted

Terracotta course

Terracotta working has been witnessed since the 1500s in the villages of Montelupo and Capraia e Limite, located near Cantagallo Estate.
To learn about this heritage of art and culture, you can visit the Workshop of Master Terracotta Maker Vasco Venturi. The Venturi family has been handing down for 3 generations the knowledge the techniques of the ancient craft of ” forging clay.”
The visit will last about 1 1/2 hours and will alternate a theoretical and a practical part.

Participants, whether enthusiasts or simply curious, will listen to the story of the master craftsman and observe his hands deftly transforming the block of clay into a molded artifact while working at the potter’s wheel. Participants will thus get a taste of what used to happen in the past, when much of the workmanship was manual and potters used to collect clay in the river, work it by hand, put it to dry and finally bake it in a wood-fired kiln.

At the end of the class, participants will be able to visit an exhibition of fine artifacts with the possibility of purchase. The experience will conclude at the Osteria Cantagallo with a good lunch with friends.