La Posticcia is peaceful and private but is in an excellent location for visiting many historic Tuscan towns - e.g. Arezzo (20mins), Florence (45mins), Siena (60mins), Cortona (40mins), Pisa (90mins). Make sure you download a Tuscan city guide for your ipod from our Travel Guides page.

Throughout the year, the Valdarno area is packed full of events with something to suit all tastes - culture, food, wine, museums,theatre, cinema, music, local festivals and more. Valdarno Info is where you can find out "what's on, where and when in the Valdarno area, surrounding San Giustino. Another site worth visiting is Loro Ciuffenna. If you want to travel outside the local area, Firenze.net is packed full of useful information on events happening all over Tuscany, and it's in English! You can even book tickets for entrance to any of the main museums and galleries in Florence.

Numerous Tuscan spas and thermal springs are within an hour's drive (Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Montecatini terme to name but a few) and there are sports and leisure activities including a water park, riding and tennis within 20 minutes.

The Pratomagno mountains, which surround the house are also excellent for walkers and cyclists. The Italian Alpine Club have produced a map showing all the paths and walks in the area. They can be identified by the red and white painted stripes on trees and rocks along the way.

The local newsagents in S. Giustino will have a copy of "Toscana Tascabile", a Tuscan version of Time out, giving monthly listing of events happening all over Tuscany.

The local area has many excellent restaurants including a few that are Michelin starred. See our Local Info page for some of these.

When you rent La Posticcia for your family holiday you'll find an information pack listing activities and restaurants with phone numbers and locations in the house. There are also walking maps, train timetables etc. for you to use.

We hope you find this page useful, if you need more information on things to do in Tuscany, please get in touch . We'd be happy to help.