Itineraries ed Activities
Il Palagetto is set in a great location for exploring the countless wonders created by man and nature in this part of Tuscany.
We offer a wide range of activities to enhance your stay in our relais in Volterra, where you can count on our help to organise your stay so you can get the most out of your holiday cradled in the Tuscan hills.
Trekking and Cycling
Il Palagetto is an agritourism hotel set in an area well suited to trekking and mountain bike enthusiasts. In fact, the hotel is surrounded by large, green spaces full of nature trails, including the nature reserve of Monte Nero, which is perfect for those who enjoy walks in the great outdoors.
Those who prefer to get out on two wheels will enjoy exploring numerous paved and unpaved paths around Volterra.
Fulfil your dream by discovering beautiful scenery and exploring nearby medieval villages on horseback. Il Palagetto works with a well-equipped riding school to offer guests riding lessons, from the hotel or from the stables, which is only 5 km away.
The lessons are suitable for beginners and experienced riders, with different itineraries created to offer exciting horseback rides in the green Tuscan countryside.
Tuscan Cooking Class
The cuisine at Il Palagetto is based on tradition and the simplicity of homemade recipes. We do not want to amaze you with fancy dishes of nouvelle cuisine or strange exotic ingredients, we want to share with you everything that is beautiful and good about Tuscan cuisine made with local ingredients that are healthy, authentic and always seasonal.
We will accompany you on this journey to discover traditional Tuscan cuisine, preparing some typical dishes. You will learn how to make fresh homemade pasta such as pappardelle, stuffed ravioli, tagliolini, wild boar ragù, dough for the Tuscan schiaccia bread, pizza dough and other traditional recipes such as the ribollita soup, the panzanella, the pappa al pomodoro soup and cantuccini biscuits; all typical recipes from our area.
When you go home, you will be ready to amaze your friends and family and share with them the flavours of your Tuscan travels.
At Il Palagetto, you can also...
Taste the organic oil pressed in the mill on our organic farm;
Search for truffles;
Taste authentic wines from local wineries;
Take a helicopter ride over Volterra and San Gimignano;
Discover paths and itineraries in the hills of Pisa.