When you book a stay in Tuscany with The Villa Italy, you’ll enjoy more than just the ultimate in luxury accommodation.
Our Six Senses program is a unique collection of experiences designed exclusively for guests of Villa Prenzano, our Chianti countryside retreat and Dimora Bellosguardo, our hilltop villa overlooking Florence.
We understand that travelling with children can sometimes be challenging, so we designed a range of activities with your family in mind. The Six Senses collection encompasses three categories: activities suitable for adults, activities for children and family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.
So, whilst you are enjoying a wonderful gong bath experience, or learning the Art of Florentine Perfumery, your children will also be able to select activities designed just for them.
Below is a selection of what our younger guests can enjoy during their stay. Ask for our full Six Senses collection program and we’ll be happy to organise a schedule for you.
The Fun Family Florence Experience
This is a unique day trip to explore some of the undiscovered parts of Florence that will delight children. Starting off the historic artisan district, we’ll follow the city’s hidden streets to a little independent bookshop filled with illustrated books that children will love.
Next stop is to a local artisan who creates unique handmade wooden crafts, including children’s toys. They will learn his secrets and take away a souvenir crafted with love.
If your children like to stay on the move, we will organise a treasure hunt around the San Frediano garden and to keep their energy levels up we’ll stop off for a delicious pizza lunch followed by Gelato tasting at the best Gelateria (ice cream parlour) in Florence!
Artistic workshops for children at Dimora Bellosguardo
A unique workshop which can be adapted for children of all ages. Immerse your children for a morning or afternoon into the world of Florentine watercolour painting with a local artist, who will teach your aspiring Leonard da Vinci’s, lots of creative techniques and skills in a fun and imaginative session.
Gelato and Biscuit Workshop
When in Rome… well in this case, when in Tuscany, your children will probably eat lots of Gelato (ice cream). But almost as good as eating it is learning how to make it.
Our Gelato workshop takes place in an artisanal Gelateria in the San Nicolò district. They will learn all about the sweet history of ice-cream making in Florence, whilst creating their own favourite flavour ice cream.
While they wait for the ice cream to set they will make delicious biscuits to dip in their ice creation once it’s ready.
Perfect for little ones with a creative imagination, our recycling workshop teaches children how to transform everyday items and trash into something unique and special.
The workshop is held by an artisan wood restorer who upcycles even the most boring household or rubbish item into a fantasy object.
Your children will be thrilled with their invention and they will also learn the importance of recycling for the planet.
For the little Masterchef in your family, we have developed a range of cookery masterclasses that will have children cooking up a storm during their holiday.
They will return home with new kitchen skills to impress their friends; from making fresh pasta and delicious homemade pizza to baking a traditional Tuscan plum cake.
Design a silk-screen t-shirt
This is a popular activity for families with children of all ages. Whether they love to be creative or not, your children will have fun designing and printing their own silk-screen t-shirt.
During the workshop, they will learn about the silk-screen technique and its role in the history of fashion and design, and they will get to design and print their own t-shirt using their favourite bright and bold colours.
This is an enjoyable session and they get to take home a souvenir of their own making!
At Villa Prenzano and Dimora Bellosguardo, you will find an idyllic and restful environment, ideal for our collection of on-site wellness activities, such as yoga and massage.
Children also benefit immensely from the relaxing techniques of yoga, and our private yoga teacher will create a specially adapted class for children of all ages.
Florence bike tour
Why not tour Florence on two wheels? We can organise bike tours of the city for all ages. For toddlers, we will organise bikes with a child seat and smaller bikes for children under 12 are also available.
This is a really fun and entertaining way to see the city. Of course, stopping off for a quick and delicious gelato en route!
Family-friendly guided tours of Florence
Our private guided tours of Florence are individually designed. If you are visiting with children we will design a tour to incorporate sights, places and activities throughout the city which will delight children and open their mind to the beauty of art, science and architecture.
Tennis and golf classes
If you are staying at Villa Prenzano in Chianti, we can organise private tennis and golf lessons for the whole family. From beginners to advanced, small champions to fully grown pros. Our tennis and golf coaches are experienced in teaching both children and adults alike.
Get in touch with The Villa Italy team to find out more about our Six Senses experiences collection. We would be delighted to design a bespoke schedule for your stay.