There is a croquet pitch at the Farmhouse
You can practice archery in Caprese Michelangelo, a 10 minute drive from the villa. Or we have bows and arrows and a target on the lawn.
Tennis and table-tennis
Tennis courts can be booked in Caprese Michelangelo, a 10 minute drive from the villa. They provide raquets and balls so you can just show up and play. Table-tennis (ping-pong) are also available a the Villa
The Singerna River flows into the lake at the bottom of the property. This and other local rivers make for fun outings for parents and children of all ages. The lake also is a fabulous natural swimming resource and is beautifully clean and fresh.
Cooking classes can be arranged for groups of people. Courses are taught in English and concentrate on general principles and traditional but relevant foods. Menu options can be arranged with the instructor ahead of time. The course ends with a luncheon ‘in famiglia’ where you can enjoy the fruits of your labours. The course can include an excursion to the market to gather your fresh ingredients. Cooking courses are popular with all ages and abilities and have been given as a surprise holiday gift on a number of occasions. Children especially love the hands on experience of making fresh pasta.
Wine Tours and Tastings
Your host at Casa Singerna is happy to arrange for excursions to local wineries or for tastings either at the villa or in an enoteca (wine bar)
Cycling and Walking
There are hundreds of kilometres of marked walking trails in the area. For the more adventurous there are trails that extend great distances across the mountains. Or you can simply enjoy the paths that begin directly at your door and lead through the vineyard, by the creek and into the forest.
There is a golf course outside of Perugia, an hour’s drive from Casa Singerna. And only 20 minutes away there is a smaller and more casual golf course. Be sure to bring golf membership card to be allowed onto a course.
A short walk down a private road on the property brings you to the shores of the Singerna River and Lake Montedoglio, a large man-made body of water. The Singerna River flows into the lake at the bottom of the property. This and other local rivers make for fun outings for parents and children of all ages. The lake also is a fabulous natural swimming resource and is beautifully clean and fresh.
Music and Television
For indoor entertainment, Casa Singerna is equipped with satellite television, DVD (multi-region) and a stereo music system.
There is a famous antique market held in Arezzo on the first Sunday of each month and the preceding Saturday (except for August). There are other good antique stores in Sansepolcro, Anghiari, Montone and Gubbio. For traditional ceramics you can visit Deruta, Gubbio or Passignano sul Trasimeno. There are several outlet stores for shoes and designer Italian clothing in the vicinity, including a Prada outlet in Montevarchi. You will find more shopping options listed in the house book available in the house.
Each day of the week you can visit a local market in a different neighbouring town. Monday in Pieve Santo Stefano, Tuesday in Sansepolcro, Wednesday in Anghiari, Thursday in Citta di Castello and Friday in San Giustino. These markets offer produce, clothing and other household goods.