In October several of took a lovely day trip on a 45 foot sailboat from Portiglioni to Elba. It was a perfect day. We left Montalcino at 8am and were under sail before 11. It was a perfect day for sailing, temperature in the mid-70's, a fresh breeze and good friends. We had lunch at a nice little restaurant in Porto Azzurro on Elba and then returned by to the mainland before dark.
One of our good friends in Montalcino, Andrea Giacetti used to be a captain and his good friend Tony runs sailing trips out of Marina Scarlino to destinations on the west coast of Italy. He can arrange day trips or week-long adventures. The port at Scarlino has a beautiful yacht club with shops and restaurants that was developed by the Ferragamo family. The family even operates a boat-building company there that manufacturers world-class sailing yachts.
After we returned to port we drove to the nearby fishing town of Castiglione della Pescaia where we had an incredible dinner of fresh seafood at a local restaurant. We were home by midnight. A day, and an evening, for the memory books.
Villa Palazzetta can easily arrange just such a trip for you while you are staying at our Villa. Not something your average tourist gets to do!