We leave early in the morning for a golf destination that has always been in our wishes: the Castelfalfi Golf Club, in the heart of Tuscany. It had been a long time, in fact, that my wife Ilaria and I wanted to take a holiday in these areas and play at Castelfalfi, for two excellent reasons:
In a border area between the Chianti Classico and the Val d’Elsa, halfway from Florence and Siena, overlooking the marvellous city of San Gimignano and its towers, for almost 40 years I Balzini has been producing long-lived, elegant wines. The winery was founded by Vincenzo D’Isanto, later joined by his wife Antonella and more recently by his daughter Diana. Since few years Diana is leading the family business.
The boom in winemaking along the coast of Tuscany is relatively recent. Sassicaia, on the market since 1972 (harvest 1968), acted as a trailblazer of an incredible enological progress of the area to the south of Pisa (province of Livorno).
By going to the estate founded by Roberto Cavalli in the upper part of the Panzano area (heart of Chianti), although inspired by the notoriety of the fashion brand, you will discover an authentic love for the land. It is that of Tommaso Cavalli, Roberto’s son, involved at 360 degrees in wine production.
Come and play golf on three of the best historic courses in Italy while taking the opportunity to discover the real Tuscany. A unique golfing Experience that poses the international golfer a challenge and, at the same time, the possibility to immerse himself among the hillsides in the Chianti area, incredible views of the hamlets in the cradle of the Renaissance as well as coming into direct contact with the aspects of local beauty relating to art, food, culture and nature.
This is an Experience to really get to know the rich heritage of Tuscany: the centre of Florence, the contradas of Siena, exclusive locations, wine tasting sessions savouring fine local wines in old wineries, dinners in selected restaurants that serve local dishes prepared using traditional methods and zero-mile products. All of this provided in an all-inclusive solution that includes organised local transfers as well as a unique 4-star hotel, situated right in the heart of Florence, in a strategic position to easily reach these 3 golf courses.
The demand for high-quality, exclusive experiences integrated into all-inclusive solutions perfectly fits into a complete, customised tourist offer, that not only means being able to practice golf in select, splendid golf clubs, but it also includes activities and proposals capable of making Italy4golf Experiences unforgettable.
All the I4G Experiences have been conceived by Italy4golf yet are developed and managed by selected local tour operators to make sure you get the most out of your golfing holiday.