3/5 Night Breaks
AS FEATURED IN THE GUARDIAN TRAVEL - http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/oct/26/snowboarding-spa-holiday-appenines-tuscany
Spend a long weekend or more at San Rocco and enjoy a unique winter moment out of the usual grind.
If you enjoy skiing, but are not fanatical about marathon ski holidays where you leap from bed to piste at day's break and then spend half the day in lift queues, may we suggest a more relaxed, even civilised, approach?
San Rocco is a 45 minute drive from Abetone, a small but charming resort once favoured by the great Italian slalom skiier, Alberto Tomba. After a leisurely breakfast, a car will pick you up and take you to the resort where you will be sorted with skis/boards and passes and left to enjoy a day's exploring. In the evening, you will be brought back to the villa for a warming meal by the fire, else you may try one of the nearby restaurants, which are within walking distance.
On the following day, it's time for some R&R at one of Bagni di Lucca's famous old spa centres. Take the same natural hot baths and steam processes that once appealed to Byron, Shelley and the Napoleon family, with the options of massage and 'fango' (hot mud) treatments. Then explore this historic town on the Lima river, or enjoy the villa - the panoramic forest walks nearby, or relax with a glass of local vino and put on the home cinema.
Prices (based on couple sharing):
3 nights stay at Villa San Rocco B&B, Day ski and hire in Abetone, Bagni di Lucca spa 'taking of waters' and steam grotto (cave) = £375 pp
5 nights (as above) = £475 pp (with the extra time, we can organise trips to Lucca/Florence, cooking demonstrations, Itlaian language sessions, yoga and more - please explore the rest of the site or contact us for details.)
Included are: transport to and from Abetone from Villa; transport to and from spa; 1 day ski hire & pass; 1 spa session.
Not included: flights & transfers to/from Pisa airport; dinner at the Villa is 25EUR/head for 3-course meal inc. wine; massage and hot mud treatments/extra days skiing on request.