Jewel nestled in the Tuscan hills, Gambassi Terme lends itself to being the ideal destination for vacationers in August or for those who have already taken their holidays, but do not want to give up a few weekends out of town.
One village, infinite possibilities!
But what can you do in a week in Gambassi Terme? Let’s get started right away!
Where to sleep
Whether you are looking for relaxation or a week of adventure, our village has the perfect accommodation for you!
Would you like to connect with the historic center and the Gambassini? Casa Giulia on the Via Francigena is the right solution for you. Located in the heart of the historic center, you can savor the true atmosphere of the village, in a central position that will allow you to benefit from all the comforts.
Isn’t country life for you? Would you like to immerse yourself in nature? Whether your idea of a holiday is full of adventure or relaxation, the farmhouses and holiday homes located outside the historic center are the right choice for you! Surrounded by expanses of olive groves and rows of vineyards, you will experience a slow stay in Tuscan life.
You will be spoiled for choice! You can go up to Pietralta, there you will feel in another dimension, a place far from the hectic city life, the ideal destination to recharge your batteries and to regenerate yourself. Follow the choice of the owners, who, in 1978, decide to leave Milan to move to Gambassi Terme, a radical change they have not yet regretted.
If you are looking for a journey into the past then we recommend you to stay at the Agriturismo Pompone e Pola, grandmother’s furniture, large fireplaces and the song of cicadas will be the accessories that will make your holiday unique. The absence of an internet connection will allow you to re-tune with the earth, a link that unfortunately we lose a little too often.
A particular accommodation
But that’s not all! The last accommodation we recommend is also the most particular. Have you ever thought of sleeping in an old monastery? No, in Gambassi Terme you can do it! The Convent of San Vettore. The ideal retreat for lovers of the Middle Ages. You can choose between three different rooms: the Monastery Tower, the old stable and the abbot’s room. Each room offers unique sensations and breathtaking views.
You just have to choose where to spend these nights!
Where to eat
It is not possible to say that you have stayed in Tuscany without having tasted the typical products of the region and, above all, of our territory!
If you are in the center and your stomach starts to grumble, we recommend that you stop at A Terra, genuine and 0 km food. Here you can refresh yourself with a good snack or buy a few packs of pasta to take home, to delight your palate even at vacation over.
Establishment of our area, the Osteria del Castagno is the restaurant you must try! Located in a strategic point and then abandoned in the recent past, today it is a meeting place for tradition and innovation. Attention to the genuineness of the products and the link with other companies in the area make the work of Roberta and Massimo, owners of the tavern, recognizable and a source of inspiration for new entrepreneurs in the area.
Last, but not least, the suggestion of this section is the Tuscan Trattoria Sant’Ilario. A place of peace and immersed in the truest Tuscan countryside. Let yourself be pampered by the typical and seasonal cuisine, recipes handed down from generation to generation that will make you feel at “grandmother’s house”.
Experiences to live
Whether you want to relax at the Terme della Francigena or explore the surroundings, we certainly have the right solution for your needs.
In our company you can delight yourself with all the dishes of the area, there are many companies that provide the opportunity to sign up for activities designed specifically for the most curious visitors. For example, at the Renai e Monte farmhouse you can participate in an oil and wine tasting, in the shade of the olive trees and in the company of the very nice Ilaria. If the grape juice is not to your liking, we recommend the cheese tasting, organized by Fattoria le Caprine. With them, in addition to experiencing a sensory journey among dairy products, you can also meet some of their goats!
Everyone is good at tasting! Why not try your hand at the kitchen! Yes, here in Gambassi Terme, you can also learn how to cook! With an exceptional teacher, Arcangela, traditional Tuscan dishes will have no more secrets!
We tasted and prepared, what is missing? The collection of raw materials! Several companies come to our aid here, including La Taverna. With them you can collect saffron or go for summer truffles; do not fear your efforts will be rewarded with a small tasting of their products.
Between adventure and relaxation
We put aside the cutlery and get on the bikes, e-bikes to be precise. With Toscana Hiking Experience you can cycle on the Via Francigena, immerse yourself in the heart of the hills and meet some famous places of worship. Are four wheels not for you? With Greenbassi you will walk in search of the thermal waters of our village! A short trek that will take you to the Bollori thermal spring. A place to be discovered!
The event not to be missed
If you have not yet chosen a date, we advise you to check the calendar and make sure you can participate in “Passi, sapori e stelle“, a unique event that combines three of our favorite activities: trekking, tastings and observations of the sky in a unique sensational experience; everyone can participate, the only requirement is the desire to discover our territory!