tutored photography classes
Another great class for the budding photographers among you. Again, I cannot think of a better place to take amazing photographs.
Our award winning English photographer will give you the best tips on how to take that once in a lifetime photograph.
All lessons are on location either in this area or further afield. Beginners right through to the more experienced are welcome.
What a great memento of your stay would that perfect photograph make? Prices from €175 pp for a half day lesson.
tutored yoga classes
Relax and enjoy a daily personalized yoga experience beside the Casa Leana pool.
What better way to start the day?!
Our wonderful English speaking Yoga tutor, Serena, will come to the house at a time of your choice and take hour long sessions beside the pool (weather permitting).
Why not let our amazing English speaking Gentle Touch Reflexologist, Vertical Reflex Therapist and Reiki Master Healer take away the stresses of everyday modern living?
Reflexology and Reiki are ancient therapies for modern day problems.
Leave your stress behind, relax, unwind and let the gentle touch of our wonderful Reflexologist restore you.
perugia chocolate factory
Tour the Perugina Chocolate Factory and taste the products.
Well worth a visit especially for lovers of chocolate. The Perugina chocolate factory (now part of the Nestle Empire) which makes the famous "Baci" or kisses chocolates, offers tours of its museum with a visit to the factory.
Includes a tasting of their most popular chocolates. The tour takes about one hour.
water park, perugia
A fantastic park just south of Perugia with four pools it has something for all ages.
There is a heated lagoon for smaller children with clowns that spray water and little slides and hydro-massage area for the adults.
For older children and adults there are some pretty good cork screw waterslides and inflatable rings.
There is a large grassy area with sun-loungers and umbrellas for hire and picnic benches plus cafe area.
cable car. gubbio
Take the cable ride "funivia" up Monte Ingino, at the top, enjoy the view and kids will be fascinated by the corpse of Sant'Ubaldo in a glass coffin in the church.
Back in the town there is lots to do: walk three times around the Fontana dei Matti and become an honorary citizen of Gubbio, visit the enormous medieval town hall and head up to the Duomo where more blackened corpses await in their glass coffins.
Tuesday is market day in Gubbio. TIP: Kids will enjoy the free play park with zip wire.
Tuscany is like any great bottle of wine; lovingly created and carefully aged. The more time you spend contemplating its rich hues, the better it gets.
The undulating hills house some of Italy's best known appellations including Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.
Food, naturally, is a big part of the wine tasting culture here, so expect to do some first-hand research on Tuscan wine and food pairings.
The golf club ‘Caldese’ lies amongst the green hills of the Cerfone Valley in the Upper Tiber Valley.
There is a 9 hole, par 3 golf course along with a small club shop and a cosy club house / bar, next to a swimming pool complex. There is also a three bay 150 yard practise hole, where buckets of range balls can be purchased.
The club house hires out sets of clubs and the green fees are on a play and pay basis with rates charged for either part/whole day (approx. €20/€30 pp).
Alternatively head down to Perugia to tackle the challenging Antognolla course.
Highly recommended for a rainy day or if you need a day out of the sunshine, the caves are open all year round and have a constant temperature of 14 degrees.
The 1.5km tour takes approx 1 hour.
Guided tours in English are available from May – Sept.
The caves consist of an immense cavern and a series of large chambers, tunnels, wells and labyrinths which snake for 13 kms.
Stalactites have been formed over thousands of years.
oltramare water park
Oltremare is the world where the natural elements are an occasion of discovery, joy, education and fun for everyone!
The dolphin lagoon, the largest and most beautiful in Europe, is the beating heart where Water, Air, Land, Fire and Energy tell the story of life in a very exciting way!
Inside the Montedoglio dam swim many fish species.
It's a lake full of fish from chub, barbel, roach, rudd, crucian carp, tench, carp, trout and perch.
Day and Weekly Fishing Licences can be obtained from the tackle shop which is located three quarters of the way down the Anghiari main high street, on the left hand side just past the bar on the corner of Via Mazzini .
busatti fabrics, anghiari
The handcrafted fabrics, tablecloths, towels, runners, curtains and sofas created by Busatti s.r.l are the result of nearly two centuries of experience.
200 years of non stop history during which tradition and innovation have been cleverly combined introducing the amber and greys of natural fibres, the freshness and the brilliance of Mediterranean colours.
Busatti run tours of their factory in Anghiari.
The tours take about half an hour plus time spent in the show room and store.
park and ride, perugia
Visit Perugia on the Mini Metro.
Perugia has a beautiful hill top city centre and a fun way to get there is to use the Mini Metro.
Opened in 2008, it’s a driverless mono rail system that takes you from the Stadium (Pian di Massiano station) right up to the main pedestrian street (Corso Vanucci) Terminal Pincetto.
saltalbero parco avventura
The Saltalbero Parco Avventura is located near the thermal baths at Rapolano Terme, between Lake Trasimeno and Siena.
It has a series of different obstacle courses for
children (and adults) of all ages.
The courses are constructed at varying heights amidst the shade of a forest, safety harnesses, helmets and safety briefings included.
There are hundreds of beautiful routes that you may wish to discover for yourselves using our range of mountain bikes. Just be aware that wherever you go in Tuscany there are likely to be hills and heat!
For the more experienced road cyclists among you (road bikes can be hired from a local shop or bring your own) .
Numerous routes for all levels of ability are available upon request (using Strava.com) or ask Leigh if you would like him to take you on a guided bike ride during your stay.
Guided bike rides. €40 per person/per ride (€20 for additional riders).
For larger organised cycling groups either here in Tuscany or across Italy. Please visit our sister website:
Along with our professional tour guides and support vehicles, we also operate a road cycling company.
Numerous routes for all levels of ability are available upon request.
The St Francis Way in Italy, also known as the cammino di Francesco takes an ancient Roman road from Florence to Rome, following in the footsteps of Saint Francis across stunning and peaceful countryside, passing important Franciscan sites such as La Verna Sanctuary, Citerna, Assisi and the Rieti Valley.
This is quite a spectacular but challenging route recommended for experienced walkers only.
painting and drawing
At Casa Leana we offer bespoke painting and drawing workshops for both adults and children.
Serena, our painting and drawing tutor has many years experience and is able to offer workshops for all ability levels.
Serena will either come to Casa Leana and deliver the workshop at the house or go out on location with you to the beautiful hilltop towns and countryside around the Valtiberina area.