Terre di Siena and especially Val d'Elsa, where the Farmhouse La Pieve is located, is full of nature trails.
It is on the route of the ancient and well-known Via Francigena, which was taken by pilgrims going from Canterbury to Rome in the Middle Ages.
For an unusual and charming trip we recommend The Nature Train, a vintage train powered by a steam locomotive.
The Val d'Elsa is a land particularly appreciated by all cyclists as it features rolling hills and harmonious landscapes.
Those who love trekking and walking in the countryside have plenty of choice, among the villages and roads along trails marked by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI).

In addition, the Province of Siena has a valuable network of museums: the Sienese Museum Foundation that connects 34 museums in an itinerary that offers a unique testimony of Sienese culture, from a historic-artistic, ethnographic, archaeological and scientific viewpoint (http://www.museisenesi.org).
The Province of Siena has water springs which were famous in ancient times for their beneficial properties. Nowadays, you can relax in its modern spa centres and enjoy its warm waters, each with peculiar qualities. Etruscans and Romans were well acquainted with the healing properties of waters and have taught us how to use them. You may choose among Bagni San Filippo - Petriolo - San Casciano dei Bagni - Terme di San Giovanni - Terme Antica Querciolaia - Vignone baths and the Sensory Spa in Chianciano Terme.

This is the land of extraordinary and fine wines, with more than 750,000 hectoliters of wine coming mostly from the twelve DOC and five DOCG (quality assurance label for Italian food products) in the province of Siena. There are high-quality wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Chianti Colli Senesi, Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montalcino and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, to name but a few; and excellent food such as Chianina meat, extra virgin olive oil, Cinta Senese salami, cheese from Pienza, the truffles of San Giovanni d'Asso and saffron from San Gimignano.
Local cuisine offers savory flavors of the area: “pici” (handmade pasta) seasoned with wild boar or Mount Amiata mushrooms, soups such as “ribollita” (with vegetables and legumes), the prized Chianina beef or the famous “Fiorentina” (thick steak with the bone), and cakes such as “ricciarelli”, “panforte”, gingerbread, and “copate”.
Do not fail to enjoy the rich taste of tradition which enhances the flavours of the area.