Mugello Hotel: Tuscany inland trips. Eco-sustainable tourism

The delightful setting of Tuscan hills, with Florence, Prato, the Mugello county close by and so many places of interest for nature and landscapes make of La Selva Hotel the ideal place to organise tours to explore Tuscany and its suggestive towns and villages, full of charm and culture and so many opportunities to taste some fine typical Tuscan food.

Our staff will be delighted to give you all information regarding unforgettable tours in Tuscany. The Medicis Villas in Mugello, villas and gardens in Sesto Fiorentino, Giotto’s house, the Park of Villa Demidoff ad so much more.

On request it is possible to arrange guided tours to explore nature among the Romanesque churches or “La Montagnola” Etruscan Necropolis, in Travalle Park or along Calvana trails or you can walk along Marina river, which flows just 10 meters away from the hotel, and where in Summer you can enjoy a swim in its natural basins.

MTB excursions can be arranged for sports fans, including children, on the old Tuscan bridleways as well as Nordic Walking tours and donkey rides.

The Etruscan Tomb “La Montagnola”, restored to Sesto Fiorentino

The monumental site of “La Montagnola” tomb is a precious fnd, a real historical and archaeological heart of the town of Sesto Fiorentino.
Rediscovered in 1959, the tomb unveiled the existance of a larger burial site which, year after year, has been coming to light, outlining the contour of a complex Etruscan necropolis at the foot of Monte Morello.
Thanks to the cooperation between th Munipality of Sesto Fiorentino, the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage and the Pro Loco Association, which has always been committed to promoting and rediscovering our area, starting from today not only is the “La Montagnola” monumental site thoroughly restored, but is also open to visitors – archaeology lovers, sightseers, students, scholars, citiziens – who want to have a first-hand look at this fascinating imprint of the Etruscan past in our area.
Is giving visitors the opportunity to make scheduled or reserved visits to the tomb, with the informed, dedicated and competent assistance of the Pro Loco Association.
Informations and reservations: 331 3447471 or 331 3447457 email: info@prolocosestofiorentino.itCulture Office: 055 449683 – 865 or 055 4496235
Necropoli Etrusca di Quinto a Sesto Fiorentino Fratelli Rosseli Street, 67


Neto Park

Created in 1852 in the city of Calenzano as a garden to complement the Villa Querci as per the wishes of the Marquis de Boyssy, the Parco del Neto forms a rectangle of nearly 7 hectares, preserving within a wetland environment of considerable natural value that once was a part of the larger system of basin swamps throughout the Florentine lowlands.
Today it remains noteworthy for the presence of gigantic Taxodium cypress trees originally imported from Virginia.
Telephone: 055 8874515


Guided tours on horseback

Are you keen on horse riding or simply want to take a promenade on horseback surrounded by nature?
Starting from La Selva Hotel you can enjoy guided tours on horseback (for an hour or more) together with a professional guide. Alone, in couple, with family or friends, you can ride through vineyards and hills and ford the river Marina.
Packed lunch available.

Guided tours in Tuscany

For our guests, guided tours in partnership with My Tour are available. Every tour starts from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station.

San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti
with Monteriggioni and wine tasting
In the heart of our beautiful Tuscany you will find the town of San Gimignano, the territory of Chianti and the medieval town of Siena. All are fundamental stops for a tourist who wants to treasure the memories of a unique and evocative experience. The first stop during our tour is San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the most splendid examples of a medieval town. The town, distinguished by its world famous, towered skyline, stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of upper Val d’Elsa. Also famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron and the precious Santa Fina pottery, San Gimignano is an excellent place to start getting acquainted with Tuscany. You will have free time to visit every corner of the town and enjoy its beautiful squares, architecture, churches and side streets. The day will continue with a guided tour of Siena, where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral and the Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) situated in Piazza del Campo. The shell shaped square is also the stage of the famous Palio horse race that is run twice every summer. In the afternoon we will tour the Chianti Classico area, taking in its charming scenic views including an external visit to the Monteriggioni fortress. Here you will have the pleasure of experiencing an itinerary through taste while touring a famous wine estate that produces Chianti Classico, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs. A snack consisting of combinations of various sliced cold meats, bruschetta, salami and cheeses will accompany the sampling.
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
Free time in San Gimignano
Guided tour of Siena
Tasting of typical Sienese products
Visit to the Chianti area and Monteriggioni Castle
Visit to a famous estate with tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar
Snack with sliced cold meats and typical salami
Opportunity to buy wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese and herbs
Free for children under 2 years, 50% discount for children between 3 and 12 years

Chianti afternoon

half-day tour

Visit the beautiful region of Chianti with us and immerse yourselves in the picturesque Tuscan scenery that you have always imagined. During the tour, we will visit the characteristic fortress of Monteriggioni and Castellina in Chianti. In Monteriggioni you will find some shops specialized in typical Tuscan products, as well as elegant cafés where you can stop and enjoy a coffee or an ice cream. The tour continues with a visit to a charming wine estate where we will participate in a guided tour of the wine cellars, in order to gain insight into the various stages of wine production. Subsequently, we will be treated to a tasting of the various wines that the winery produces, paired with the samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and salami.
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air-conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
Visit of Monteriggioni fortress and Castellina in Chianti
Visit to a famous estate with tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar
Snack with sliced cold meats and typical salami
Opportunity to buy wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese and herbs
Free for children under 2 years, 50% discount for children between 3 and 12 years.

Tuscany in a day: Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena

full-day tour with lunch included
Would you like to see the best and most beautiful areas of Tuscany in one wonderful, memorable day? Come with us on our tour and spend a magical day, made all the more delightful by a traditional Tuscan lunch. The excursion begins with a visit to Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. The tour continues with lunch at a characteristic winery or restaurant, where we will enjoy tasting renowned local wines. After lunch, the wonders continue with a visit to San Gimignano, the splendid Medieval town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, following the panoramic roads of the Chianti region, we will come to Siena, the city of the Palio. Here we will meet a local guide who will take us on a tour of the city, highlighting important monuments and places, including Piazza del Campo, where the Palio di Siena horse race is run, and Piazza del Duomo, where we will see both the exterior and the interior of the magnificent Cathedral. After some free time in Siena, you will be driven back to Florence. At the end of the tour, each guest will receive a charming memento of Tuscany.

Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
free time in Pisa and San Gimignano
lunch and wine tasting
guided tour of Siena
admission to the Siena Cathedral
free for children under 12 years
5 euros discount for students under 26 years

Florence morning city tour

half-day tour
Enjoy a view of the City from Piazzale Michelangelo. Then down the historical streets of Florence to Piazza del Duomo to enjoy the architecture and style of Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and the Cathedral. As far as the Accademia Gallery to admire Michelangelo’s David and other famous sculptures.
Travel bt GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
professional guide
Accademia Gallery ticket reservation

Florence afternoon city tour

half-day tour
Through the Chianti hills to Fiesole, the Etruscan city overlooking Florence. Then back to visit the Basilica di Santa Croce and other sites on foot: Piazza Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and see the masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and many others.
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
professional guide
immediate entrance without queuing to the Uffizi Gallery

Florence walking tour

half-day tour
Starting from Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Duomo, to admire the Cathedral, Giotto’ Bell Tower and Baptistery. Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia de’Lanzi to admire Cellini’s Perseus. Walk over the Ponte Vecchio. End the tour visiting Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Davanzati.
professional english speaking guide
earphones to hear the guide perfectly

Scooter tour

with typical tuscan lunch
Ride a Vespa scooter along quiet and scenic country roads in the Tuscan hills admiring the sights, smells and sounds of the Chianti region! Enjoy the splendid views of the rolling hillside and the small medieval villages in the heart of Tuscany. Have lunch at a Tuscan castle and taste some of the best local Chianti wines.
50cc original Piaggio Zip or Vespa scooter (automatic transmission)
professional tour escort
guided winery tour and lunch

Florence bike tour

activity in Florence
Bike Florence down narrow streets. Visit amazing sites such as Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio and many others. Stroll and listen to the history and facts about the city. Relax and enjoy the tour, taste a wonderful ice cream in the Oltrarno district! Discover the Cradle of the Renaissance while biking!
orginal comfortable vintage bike
professional tour guide
almost free traffic path
10% student discount
ice cream

Cooking lesson

Learn how to cook a Tuscan meal with our chef. Choose your ingredients and create your own meal. Sip Chianti wines. you will be rewarded with a Certificate!
visit of the Central Market of Florence with our Chef
cooking lesson with a famous local Chef
lunch with wine tasting

Arno rafting

Have fun with a scenic and relaxing getaway for your family on the river Arno with two different choices! The river in the city is very quiet and therefore ideal for those wishing to take photographs and admire the architectural beauties of the city from a new perspective. No experience required.
rafting equipment
safe-deposit box
rafting staff escort or licensed guide

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