golfing getaway

4 nights from £840 per person

This trip is designed to bring together a small group of golf buddies (up to six) who wish to experience the region in luxury.  Tuscany is famous for its rolling countryside, olive groves and vineyards. The golf here is quite special too. The Antognella course, for example, stands at the foot of a castle, a fascinating medieval manor house dating back to the XII century and the Fattoria Caldese course weaves across the hills, featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged landscape.  We have three cracking days of golf in this great little getaway and one day visiting the awesome town of Arezzo for a bit of R and R and wine tastings.

to set the scene

You will be collected from the airport, transported to Casa Leana and then each day of your stay you will be chauffeured to three of the region’s lovely golf courses.  And in the evenings visit some of our favourite local restaurants and bars, not forgetting an in house four course Tuscan feast cooked for you by our neighbour.

 

Our lovely old farmhouse will be handed over to you for the duration of your stay for your exclusive use but don’t worry we only live a couple of kilometres away so will be on hand should you need anything and Leigh will be your driver.

 

You’ll love the welcome hamper full of goodies plus 4 bottles of locally produced wine compliments of Casa Leana.

 

No trip to Italy is complete without a Fiat 500 experience. Our tiny car is so iconic that driving around in it attracts as much attention as a minor celebrity and with your very own chauffeur driving you into town one evening you will certainly feel like one!

Day 1 Saturday

Collection from Florence or Pisa Airport and onwards to Casa Leana.  Let’s get a round in before dinner at a lovely little 9 holer just around the corner from us.  This course is high in technical difficulty and set in beautiful landscape and Caldese is only fifteen minutes drive from Casa Leana.  The floodlit lighting that surrounds the course lake will allow you to play well into the evening.  Afternoon refreshments and dinner will be taken outside the clubhouse which has amazing views of the course and the adjacent equestrian centre.

 

Highlights

  • Relax around the pool

  • 9 holes (or 18 if you prefer!) in the beautiful Fattoria Caldese Golf Centre

  • Dinner with fabulous views across the valley

Day 2 Sunday

Today we go a bit further afield to a truly amazing golf course which is about a 45 minute drive from Casa Leana.  The Golf Antognolla is a magnificent 18 hole course designed by the famous architect  Robert Trent Jones II.   The course stands at the foot of the castle of Antognolla, a fascinating medieval manor house dating back to the XII century. The course is particularly interesting and full of technical difficulties.  Lunch will be taken at a restaurant close by.  If we can get there early we could do nine holes before lunch with a further nine after again depending on the wine consumption.

Back to Casa Leana for a typical Tuscan meal cooked from scratch by our lovely Italian neighbour.

Highlights

  • A day of golf at the Antognolla course

  • Lunch in Corciano

  • Home cooked Tuscan meal cooked by a local and served in the Casa Leana kitchen

Day 3 Monday

Today we will be visiting Arezzo.  Arezzo is one of the wealthiest cities in Tuscany due to its connections with the gold industry.  It sits atop a hill (where else?) at the crossroads of four valleys - the Val Tiberina, Casentino, Valdarno and Valdichiana. A bit of sightseeing and then a visit to the wine shops around town tasting all the local wines on offer.  Lunch enroute in a lovely little family run restaurant and then back home to Casa Leana. 

A trip in our Fiat 500 to Anghiari and dinner in another one of our favourite trattorias.

Highlights

  • Visit to Arezzo

  • Lunch in a family run restaurant

  • Wine tastings

  • Fiat 500 experience

  • Evening meal in a local restaurant

Day 4 Tuesday

Today we are off to another one of our local courses just outside Sansepolcro.  This course has fabulous views of the town of Sansepolcro and has a few difficult par 4’s.  This friendly family run club has a lovely atmosphere.  Lunch will be taken in the clubhouse which serves amazing pasta dishes!   Nine holes before lunch and then maybe another nine after depending on how the wine flows! 

Our evening meal will be in another one of our favourite local restaurants. 

Highlights

  • Visit to the Alpe della Luna Golf Club 

  • Lunch in the clubhouse – great pasta!

  • Evening meal in a local restaurant

 

Day 5 Wednesday

Collection from Casa Leana for your transfer back to Florence or Pisa Airport.

What's included in the price

Airport transfers (Florence or Pisa)

4 nights accommodation

Welcome hamper including 4 bottles of wine

3 x days of golf

Day trip to Arezzo

Wine tastings

Fiat 500 experience

Breakfasts, Lunches and Evening Meals 

1 bottle of house wine with lunch and dinner per day

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Photography by Rob Moles

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