A golfing week between Tuscany and Rome
From the Etruscans to the Renaissance, passing through the ancient Rome, maritime republics, centuries-old dynasties and a triumph of art, culture, beauty and history.
From the Chiantishire to Val d’Orcia and then down to the Eternal City : Rome.
From the historical labels of florentine Tuscany to the powerful flavors of Roman cuisine.
Four days on golf courses at the top in terms of quality and history, during a total of eight-day Italian experience, where overnight stays take place in wonderful hotels where guests can immerse themselves in the renowned Italian tourist, artistic and historical heritage.
Not to mention the delicious cuisine based on local foods and traditional recipes, which you will discover in several selected restaurants.
Italy is definitely the ultimate Golf Destination.
8 nights in a double room + breakfast in selected hotels
7 dinners in selected local restaurants in the area
Full day wineries guided visit in Chianti area with tasting
Full day guided tour in Florence, with Uffizi Museum visit
Full day visit in Rome
1 x 18-hole green fee at Ugolino Golf Club
1 x 18-hole green fee at Royal Golf La Bagnaia
1 x 18-hole green fee at Castelfalfi Golf Club
1 x 18-hole green fee at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club
WHERE WILL YOU PLAY
Since 1934 Ugolino has meant golf in Florence. Designed at the gates of Chianti by Cecil Blandford and Peter Gannon, it hosted the Italian Open in 1983, concluded with a play-off between the legend Severiano Ballesteros, the English Ken Brown and the German Bernhard Langer, and won by the last one.
The 18 holes of the Ugolino are spread out in a hilly landscape of rare beauty, to the point that the writer Chris Santella mentioned them in the book “Fifty places to play golf before you die“!
Maybe go there calmly and no matter that title, the slopes of the fairways and the scents of the Chianti forest will take you back to a very pleasant reality.
Located in the south of Siena, La Bagnaia was designed by Robert Trent Jones jr and opened in 2012. Young but already experienced ball devourer, this course requires links experience and a lot of precision, to avoid the many bunkers strategically distributed along the fairways.
The clubhouse dominates the surrounding landscape, located on the highest hill and obtained from an ancient stone farm building.
Small tourist curiosity: Torre del Mangia and the many other towers of Siena are visible from many points of the field to remind you that you can quickly reach the city of the Palio to enrich yourself at the end of the tour with an Italian experience.
Celebrated as one of the most difficult courses in Italy, but not less fun, Castelfalfi is the natural choice for going to the south and continuing the journey through Tuscan golf.
Equipped with 27 holes, with the first eighteen called “Mountain course” to immediately clarify the ideas to those arriving for the first time, Castelfalfi golf is part of a location that extends over a thousand hectares of landscape dotted with vineyards and olive trees, with buildings that make up a medieval village with eight centuries of history to tell.
For the total golfer, once experienced the competitive 18 holes of the Mountain, remain to relax on the more docile “Lake course“, a nine-hole course that will allow to finish off a splendid stage of this golf trip.
Rome, the dolce vita, the millenary history, the imperial vestiges… and the Ryder Cup!
Owned by the Biagiotti family, a name that in the world means fashion, style and worldliness, the Marco Simone will offer you eighteen holes already prepared for the most important golf event, the US-Europe challenge that will be held right here in 2023.
The majesty of the millenary tower of the castle inside the property will remind at every hole that you are in a unique territory, where the Italian experience is enjoyed at the highest levels.
In Italy4Golf we thought that this golf trip could not miss a game stop at Marco Simone.
We are convinced that only for the four proposed routes it is worth running to prepare suitcases and travel bags!
IN ADDITION TO GOLF
An incredible view over the villages in the cradle of the Renaissance and a direct contact with aspects of local beauty related to art, food, culture and shopping!
This is an experience to learn more about the richness of the cultural heritage that Tuscany has to offer: a visit to the Uffizi Museum, the center of Florence, with workshops and ateliers of famous local artists and artisans, dinners in exclusive locations and selected restaurants, with typical local dishes prepared according to traditional methods and, last but not least, great wines.
Chianti Classico Wineries Tour
Explore Chianti region, visit wineries and taste the Chianti Classico wines.
Sommelier Fabio Ceccarelli, connoisseur and expert of the area and Italy4golf Italian Ambassador, will introduce you to the wine region, its magnificent landscape and its exquisite wines. He will choose for you at least two important wineries in different cities to let you experience the peculiarities of the wines according to the production area.
During the day you will have lunch in one of the cellars or a selected restaurant, enjoying the typical dishes and specialties of the area.
Enjoy the atmosphere of a full day in the center of Rome. You can admire the sunset over its ancient architectural structures while sipping an aperitivo in one of the famous squares, savoring the best typical local cuisine in an excellent selected restaurant.
Stroll among the main tourist attractions of the Eternal City, such as Imperial Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia or Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
And to make you fully enjoy the experience, you can choose between a full day of shopping in the luxury streets.