Where are we located?
We are ideally situated in the Val di Chiana, with access to Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Assisi, Perugia, Rome, & more. Chiusi/Chianciano Terme train station serves high speed services to major hubs & is a 10 minute drive from Elixir, with the main autostrada 5 minutes away. Lago Trasimeno is 15 minutes away, for watersport lovers. Fancy a hike up Mount Cetona? Or a stroll round its historic walls? Take a trip to the bagnos - warm thermal pools & visit Crete Senesi for its picture perfect sunsets.
Set in Chiusi, a town older than the Roman Empire, you can learn the Etruscan history & wander the narrow streets steeped in a Medieval aura .
Possibly Italy’s most romantic city, this historic centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena is well known for everything from cuisine to art, to its unique medieval cityscape. Aptly described as a “giant, open-air museum celebrating the Gothic”. Siena’s fairytale central piazza, Il Campo, hosts the world-famous Palio, a horse race held twice every summer. Our personal favourite Tuscan city.
A must for lovers of the grape! Montepulciano is a Medieval & Renaissance hilltop town surrounded by vineyards, & known for its 'vino nobile.' The Torre di Pulcinella, a clock tower topped by a figure of Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside.
Visiting Assisi is a 'must' at least once in your lifetime. This medieval city, named after St Francis of Assisi is a place of pilgrimage. However, you do not need to be religious to appreciate it's awe-inspiring ancient buildings & quaint narrow streets. A UNESCO Heritage site, it will stir emotions just by breathing in the aura. Plenty to see from the religious sites to the famous Cruciani glass art gallery, fairytale scenery, spectacular architecture & rich culture.