Ambra.  A perfect Tuscan small town a piazza at its heart with a bar to watch the world go by. You can visit the church, eat lunch or dinner and window shop.

Ambra. A perfect Tuscan small town a piazza at its heart with a bar to watch the world go by. You can visit the church, eat lunch or dinner and window shop.

Cennina.  The walk through the forest at the back of Il Verreno is idealfor those who would like a bit of a workout. The reward is the village of Cennina with its castle.

Cennina. The walk through the forest at the back of Il Verreno is idealfor those who would like a bit of a workout. The reward is the village of Cennina with its castle.

Badia a Ruoti.  Within walking distance of Ambra, the village has both an ancient abbey and an ancient English Oak tree in a typical village setting.

Badia a Ruoti. Within walking distance of Ambra, the village has both an ancient abbey and an ancient English Oak tree in a typical village setting.

Torre di Galatrona.  It is not just San Gimignano that has towers. Ours has Giovanni della Robbia ceramic works. Check times before visiting.

Torre di Galatrona. It is not just San Gimignano that has towers. Ours has Giovanni della Robbia ceramic works. Check times before visiting.

Duddova.  The little hillside hamlet you can see from Il Verreno with a delightful little church and a coffee or lunch stop

Duddova. The little hillside hamlet you can see from Il Verreno with a delightful little church and a coffee or lunch stop

Villa a Sesta Polo Club.  Horse lovers can watch the regular competitions and enjoy a meal at La Martina Restaurant.

Villa a Sesta Polo Club. Horse lovers can watch the regular competitions and enjoy a meal at La Martina Restaurant.

San Pancrazio.  Another village that can be seen from Il Verreno. The Museo della Memoria documents a Nazi atrocity of 1944.

San Pancrazio. Another village that can be seen from Il Verreno. The Museo della Memoria documents a Nazi atrocity of 1944.

Civitella in Val di Chiana.  Wonderful views, another sad museum to another Nazi slaughter and the chance of a decent lunch.

Civitella in Val di Chiana. Wonderful views, another sad museum to another Nazi slaughter and the chance of a decent lunch.

Castelnuovo Berardenga.  The renowned small Tuscan town with its elegant main street and museum is 20 minutes by car from Il Verreno.

Castelnuovo Berardenga. The renowned small Tuscan town with its elegant main street and museum is 20 minutes by car from Il Verreno.

Castello di Brolio.  Whether you are a history buff or a wine enthusiast, the Castello is worth a visit. Check times before visiting.

Castello di Brolio. Whether you are a history buff or a wine enthusiast, the Castello is worth a visit. Check times before visiting.

Prada Space Outlet.  Just 15 minutes away by car in Levane you arrive at un unprepossessing site which is a shopper’s paradise once you are inside

Prada Space Outlet. Just 15 minutes away by car in Levane you arrive at un unprepossessing site which is a shopper’s paradise once you are inside

The Val D’Ambra i

The Val D’Ambra i