View of Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo, Tuscany

Activity Holidays in Tuscany Italy

Col di Lavacchio is a working organic farm in the hills of Tuscany 80km north of Pisa offering self-catering accommodation in a sensationally beautiful setting. The agriturismo is used as a base for walking and trekking holidays, yoga and Pilates retreats as well as floristry workshops and other inspiring activity holidays for up to 14 guests. Set in 28 acres of wild flower meadow, vineyard and olive grove, orchard and woodland, Lavacchio is perched on a ridge of the Apuane Alps with far reaching views. The two houses are elegantly furnished with antique furniture, have well appointed kitchens together with vine-covered dining spaces to guarantee a relaxing and soothing stay. The landscaped pool and gardens assure privacy and space and a feast for the senses, while our produce will treat you to the best of Tuscan flavours.

Walking and Hiking

Hiking in Hidden Tuscany is a week long holiday offering 5 guided walks exploring the jagged ridges of the Apuane Alps and the more weathered Apennine range. There is a day free mid week to explore Lucca and time in the evening to indulge in a massage or simply to enjoy the delights of Lavacchio before a gourmet dinner.  Read  more..

Tuscany Skyline Trek is a week of adventure for the experienced hiker with 6 days of walking, 4 nights in mountain refuges as well as a gourmet package provided by Col di Lavacchio. This is exploring the wilder side of Tuscany. Read  more...

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Rebel Rebel Flower Workshops

This year Lavacchio teams with the Hackney florists Rebel Rebel to provide expert tuition in various aspects of arranging flowers. The workshops cover the building blocks of a distinctive and modern floral style: tied bunches, Constance Spry arrangements and a large scale installation. With a day off mid week to explore Lucca as well as gourmet food and plentiful wine in a sensational setting, what is there not to love about this new initiative?

Dates: 24th June 2019 – 28th June 2019


Yoga and Pilates Retreats

In June Col di Lavacchio hosts a number of expert teachers in the disciplines of Yoga and Pilates. The classes take place on our 9m x 9m yoga deck covered with a star shaped shala and perched on the knoll with panoramic views across the valley and into the mountains.

Up to 5 hours a day of tuition, optional therapies from massage to reflexology as well as time and space to relax in beautiful surroundings. Freshly prepared organic food, much of it grown on site, is a highlight of the holiday. Read more Yoga…  Read more Pilates…

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Col di Lavacchio Agriturismo is split between La Fattoria, the old farmhouse and La Stalla, the apartment, offering a total of 7 bedrooms. Each has a comfortable sitting room with a well stocked library, a kitchen superbly equipped for culinary adventures and elegant tiled bathrooms (3 in the farmhouse, 1 in the apartment). There are barbecues, a pizza oven, outdoor dining areas as well as a number of games and activities provided. The 12 metre salt water pool has plenty of wooden loungers with cushions as well as shade umbrellas. All linen is provided.  Full details…

“Lavacchio is a magical, quiet and calming place with stunning views over the valley. It is a perfect venue for yoga or Pilates retreats and walking holidays, and Jamie and Ailsa are excellent hosts. They have made the place look beautiful, ensuring that your stay is comfortable and relaxing.” Gemma H

Col di Lavacchio, Tuscany, featured on the BBC Adventure Show:

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