Montespertoli, home to Chianti, is the starting point for an invigorating excursion by bike or e-bike through the vineyards and olive groves of the Valdelsa along the Wine Road. You cannot miss a visit to the Museum of Grapes and Wine that reveals the history of these lands.
Moving towards the village of Montaione, we take the opportunity to visit the historic center. In the afternoon, visit to the unique Jerusalem of San Vivaldo: this sanctuary, composed of numerous chapels, decorated with terracotta in the Della Robbia style, was built at the beginning of 1500 to faithfully reproduce the Jerusalem of the time.
Not far away, in Gambassi Terme, we come across one of the stops on the Via Francigena. Take the opportunity to visit the Parish Church of Santa Maria a Chianni, mentioned in Sigerico's diary and the perfect base for taking a walk along the famous path that brings you to the next stop in San Gimignano. This is the area where the Benestare Park stretches out between Gambassi and Montaione. The natural area is characterized by geothermal activity such as boiling sulphurous water, and the well-known salt water of Pillo that's rich in mineral salts and used in the thermal baths of the city for wellness treatments. Visit the charming Grotte di Maurizio, a mystical place created due to the blending of human art and nature, where a hermit is said to have lived for years. Our regenerating holiday in the heart of Tuscany ends with a relaxing wellness treatment in one of the resorts in the area.