• Activities

    A holiday made to enjoy new flavours, well-being, art and nature which is the way to enter into contact with the authentic spirit of Chianti; the heart of Tuscany. All the Ross Hotels provide you with the possibility of getting to know the multitude of aspects of this wonderful area full of traditions, providing you with a range of exclusive, personalised services.

    Staying at the Ross Hotels also means looking after your body and regenerating your spirit as well.

    At Palazzo Leopoldo our guests have the possibility of using the prestigious fitness centre every day. There you will find a sauna, solarium, heated indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi area where you can treat yourself to a vigorous, relaxing or toning massage all carried out by our qualified staff.

    By Palazzo San Lorenzo they find a very beautiful wellness centre situated in an ancient pharmacy with charming domed roofs, where it is possible to use the relax zone, the fitness room, the sauna and the broad jacuzzi area.

    The Ross Hotels organise for the guests cooking lessons of the traditional Tuscan cuisine, that in its rural simplicity, it is able to give them those intense and genuine tastes that remain for ever in the memory.

    By Palazzo Leopoldo the cooking lesson is in the XVIII century ancient kitchen in the magic atmosphere of the past times.

    The guests of the Ultimo Mulino have the possibility to learn the secrets of the traditional Tuscan cuisine in touch with the colours and the flavours of the countryside of Chianti.

    To help their guests discover all the most typical, charming places in Chianti and in Tuscany, the Ross Hotels will be glad to propose to their guests personalized excursions:

    Hiking or mountain bike courses surrounded by wonderful landscapes.
    Horse riding in the vineyards.
    Discovering the medieval villages, huge castles and old parish churches.
    Guided tours of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany (Siena, Firenze, Cortona, Pisa).

    Wine and olive oil tastings
    The Ross Hotels are situated in the heart of one of the most famous wine producing regions of Italy which is the Chianti. For this reason they offer their guests several varied wine tastings which include:

    Guided tastings of local and national wines in wine shops
    A half or full day tour with wine-tastings in the cellars of the Chianti wine-producing farms.
    Private excursions in the Val d'Orcia area, with private car and chauffeur, to taste the famous Brunello wine.

    Guided tours to an oil mill are also on the agenda where one can taste the freshly pressed virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

    In addition to be interesting for the culinary and cultural peculiarities, the Chianti is the heart of Tuscany, country of high fashion, place of birth of many famous stylist. The Ross Hotels will be glad to give to your guests all the information about:

    The most famous outlets such us Prada, Armani, Gucci.
    Siena with its ceramics and ceramic workshop with direct sale.
    Firenze and its shopping.
    Colle Val d'Elsa with its famous crystal.
    The "cotto" region of Impruneta.

    The only cashmere company farm with direct sale.