Pratello is a small 18th-century hamlet located in the centre of a 320-hectare wildlife park with woodlands, olive groves and unique views. The Pratello area is mentioned in a law dated 8th November 1044, kept in the State Archives in Pisa. Since those days many noble families have owned this estate. The main villa was built in 1650, and today is a stunning hotel.
The heart of Pratello Country Resort is the precious garden, a jewel of architecture and nature built in the classic Tuscan style. The green design creates natural charming geometries in which you are able to discover green corners and patches of wonderful landscape. Olive groves, fields, hills and forests are the natural frame of the most romantic corner of Pratello where you can admire enchanting sunsets. The infinity pool, with views on rolling Tuscan hills, is available for guests of the Resort every day until sunset. Next to the pool is the Pool Bar where you can have drinks and a light lunch.
Pratello Country Resort morning begins with a rich and elegant buffet in front of the superb view. Enjoy breakfast outside with an assortment of juices, yogurt, cereals, jams, hams and cheese, eggs, homemde cakes, to complete it all: excellent cappuccinos and espressos.
Before dinner take an aperitif alfresco to enjoy the views, or enjoy it at the delightful lounge bar named Le Scuderie, or if you prefer, enjoy an after dinner cocktail. At night, the kitchen specialises in Tuscan cuisine. Fresh pasta, exclusive dishes based on game, truffles and seasonal fresh products, are just some of the specialties prepared by Pratello Country Resort Restaurant. In the beautiful dining room or outdoors, in the romantic atmosphere of a terrace under the stars, you can try all the typical dishes of the region, prepared with organic ingredients. The cellar offers a good selection of Chianti Classico, Chianti Riserva wines and Super Tuscans, such as Tignanello. Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and a small selection of white wines to complete it.
Tuscany is excellent for all types of outdoor sports. There are mountain bikes to explore, you can trek, play tennis on the synthetic grass tennis court or go to the nearby equestrian center for horse back riding. Indoor activities include billiard, cooking classes, pasta classes. Golfers can enjoy an 18 hole golf court at about 10km at Castelfalfi Golf Club. In addition, at about 50 minutes from the Resort there is the renowned Montecatini Golf Club. Not far from the Resort there are the Casciana thermal baths where you can enjoy a relaxing message, various beauty treatments, spa, sauna and Turkish bath.
Nature lovers can take walking or jeep assisted photography tours. Wildlife subjects include deers, fallow deers, hares, foxes and the great variety of species that live free in the Pratello Estate. You can also tour to one or more of the many farmhouses, wineries, oil mills, cheese factories of the area, to taste the fabulous Tuscan wines, olive oil, cheeses, salamis and wineries to try Montalcino, Bolgheri or the Chianti area.
The most famous Italian clothing brands can be found even at bargain prices at some shopping centers in Tuscany. By the seaside, in the town Forte Dei Marmi you can shop for the most famous brands like Prada, Dolce e Gabbana, Gucci, etc. Near Florence there is also a big outlet called “The Mall” that offers international name brands at lower prices.
Finally, the private airport with a 1000 meter long runway at Pratello Country Resort means you can easily reach the resort by airplane or by helicopter by landing at this exclusive airport. They provide a shuttle service to and from the Villa and a hanger where pilots can keep their planes for a long or short period.
Enjoy fine dining and fine living in the fresh Tuscan air and looking out upon green hills at the delightful Pratello Country Resort.
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