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  1. 1. Villa Ferraia in Tuscany Medieval atmosphere equipped with modern meeting and communications facilities The all-inclusive solution to hosting team-building groups, corporate meetings, and events. “One of the top 20 villa destinations in the world” The Times of London, February 18, 2008 Villa Ferraia is a restored medieval hamlet dating back to 1204, located twenty-six kilometers south of Siena on top of a secluded mountaintop. It consists of 13 double and 2 single bedrooms with sizes varying from 15 to 20 square meters. Tastefully simple, yet luxurious, each en-suite bedroom boasts a flat screen television, fine linens and towels, Florentine soaps and shampoos, and private bath, all to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. Located in the heart of Tuscany, Villa Ferraia lies just 30 minutes southwest of Siena, one hour from Florence (62 miles). A shuttle service is available for pick up and drop off of clients. Villa Ferraia features a conference facilities with the capacity to hold comfortably more than 40 persons and is fully equipped with the latest video projection equipment, HADSL internet connection, Wi-Fi connectivity, and full telephone facilities. The attractively furnished dining room seats 30 guests. Outside the Tuscan conservatory, there is a spectacular outdoor covered dining area where up to 200 guests can dine, weather permitting, or gather and enjoy the beauty of the gardens and surrounding forests while enjoying a leisurely aperitif before dinner. Breakfast (Italian coffee, fresh fruits and juices, yogurt, eggs, and an assortment of fine breads) is served in the dining room each morning or on one of the outdoor terraces depending on the weather. Dinner will be a superb Tuscan culinary experience featuring organic vegetables from the Villa’s own vegetable garden, fresh local ingredients and accompanied by the finest wines of Tuscany.
  2. 2. When the meetings are over the delegates can join their partners and children to enjoy numerous what the Sunday Times described as “ the ridiculous inventory of extras” available at Villa Ferraia. There are over 1,500 sq. m of living space and 25 hectares of grounds to explore. The property has an astronomical observatory complete with a high-tech telescope far from the light pollution of modern civilization. A Meade LX200R 14inch research telescope has been installed complete with a seated viewing area and a 60 inch flat screen monitor. The Astronomical Society of Siena will work the telescope while giving a private master class in Astronomy. A large, inviting, infinity swimming pool overlooks the beautiful valley below. The lawn surrounding the pool is dotted with sunbeds, chairs and umbrellas, providing guests the perfect sunny position to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley or the river Merse. Adjacent to the pool is a relax center, consisting of changing rooms private saunas and massage rooms. The external part of the complex includes three outdoor jacuzzis heated to different temperatures, a frigidarium (cold), the tepidarium (tepid) and a caldarium (hot) nestled on the edge of the forest. Guests can start their circuit of the bath complex with a sauna, progress to the heated swimming pool and then to the roman-styled hottubs. Masseurs can be ordered to enhance the experience. Organized horse tours through ancient forests dotted with fortified villages, castles, ruins, terraced vineyards, and olive groves can be organized. The tours go down historic paths, often used by medieval Tuscans, Romans, and Etruscans. Horses are pure breeds including Lipizzaner, Anglo-Arab, Sicilian, Maremmano, and Murgese. Rider ability should be intermediate level or above. The minimum age is 14 years and a minimum of four riders is required.
  3. 3. Culinary courses in the kitchen of the villa are available for a minimum of 4 people from degreed chefs as well as local Italian mamas. Age-old Tuscan recipes passed down through generations are taught again using only seasonal ingredients, grown in the Villa’s organic garden or on local farms. Guided and non-guided tours to the nearby attractions including Siena, Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside can be arranged at the guests’ request. Some nearby attractions include the medicinal thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni, an ancient Roman spa. the artistic hilltop village of San Gimignano, the Fortezza di Montalcino (pictured) and the ruins of the great abbey of San Galgano with the sword in the stone – the real Excalibur. Villa Ferraia is open all year round and is charming in all seasons. As a result of the verly high demand in the summer months it is recommended that large groups either reserve far in advance or utilize the shoulder seasons or winter when availability is greater. For further information write villa.ferraia@gmail.com For availability, rates and reservations, please write villa.ferraia@gmail.com or call +39 0577 757 099.

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