Services & Activities On-Site and Nearby
Almost everything you need, you can have or ask for at La Scuola di Furio. And if what you need is not there, just ask! There is always space for improvement, no matter how long we have been in the business, and you are the best teachers!
Our beautiful pool is our pride. Each unit has 1 parasol, 2 director’s chairs, 1 sun lounger and 1 little table. The pool is open from May until the end of October. The pool measures 12 x 6 meters and is accessed via Roman steps. For the safety of children, the pool at La Scuola di Furio is fenced. The self closing and self latching gate, which opens towards the outside, has the lock at its top, out of kids' reach. The fence is 1 meter high, with no foot or handrails for kids to climb on.
At La Scuola di Furio there is an outdoor parking, not far from the houses.
Various hammocks are spread around the park. Then tell us which is your favorite!
Playground and soccer pitch
For younger children we have a play area and CE certified UNI 14960, with two towers with a platform height of 1 meter. Climbing the net access and crossing the bridge trains the balance and coordination skills of the child. The towers are good places to hang out and the slide is a quick and easy way to come down.
For young football players we have a pitch with two metal soccer goals.
Playhouse and Tent With Tunnel Set
Younger children wishing to play closer to the apartments and Villa Maura have a playhouse with enough room for several kids to play at the same timem with a real-house feel: open design with clear views, door mail slot, balcony and working door. Also a lighter tent with tunnel set is available (on not too windy days, though!).
At La Scuola di Furio, we are a small holiday home, we always try to manage ourselves the best way possible. Thus, we ask that our guests leave the apartments before 10 AM. Should you need, maybe for an evening flight, to keep the apartment longer, just ask. If possible, we will be happy to accommodate you.
Tours and excursions
All right, it is true … We are surrounded by very interesting places to visit. And there are many questions that are common among our guests. Where and what time should we leave for excursions? What are the impossible to miss visits during a short stay? And, if we have more time, how should we spend it? Which site is the “direct” one (no extra fees) where to buy tickets for the Uffizi? In each apartment you will find our information binder full of maps, lists and information. Tiziana is a professional tour leader and will be happy to suggest you excursions or tours and to recommend authorised English-speaking professionals guides.
At La Scuola di Furio we know that packing for a family for 7 or 14 days can be grueling. So there is a washing machine (complete with detergent pods offered by us, as well as the use of the washing machine itself), while in the house you will find a drying rack with pegs and a clothes basket.
If you are passionate about cycling, you will surely appreciate making beautiful excursions in our hills. We recently teamed with a local shop of a bike manufacturer nearby! Yes, they rent out, sell and even BUILD bikes! A few km from La Scuola di Furio you can rent road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, electric bikes, children's bikes and helmets. If cycling is your sport and you don't want to miss your daily workout, ask for your favorite model, the renter is a true connoisseur, he has been producing bicycles for more than 80 years! Delivery directly to La Scuola di Furio is also possible.
What about an advance grocery shopping that is here waiting for you upon arrival? For a small fee, just send a detailed list of foods that you want to find in your kitchen, directly from the supermarket. If you want to go to the grocery store, but you think you will arrive late at night, remember that GelsaStore is open 20 hours on 24 (from 5AM to 1AM).
For a small fee, just send a detailed list of the delights you would like to find in your kitchen, directly from Ritrovino di Caino.
La Scuola di Furio provides your picnic blanket for a lovely picnic on our lawns, just look for your preferred picnic spot! For a small fee, just think about the delights you would like to find in your picnic basket, directly from Ritrovino di Caino.
For a small fee, just send a list of drinks, cold cuts and cheese that you want to find when you arrive late in the evening, perhaps after a late flight or a tail on a highway, directly from Ritrovino di Caino.
One of the pleasures of living in Italy is the breakfast (colazione) in a “bar” (coffee shop). Cornetto (pastry), cappuccino, smiles and chatter. But even at La Scuola di Furio, breakfast is not that bad! So you can have fresh croissants or other breakfast delicacies even without leaving your apartment or Villa Maura! Your favourite breakfast food is brought to La Scuola di Furio, directly from Ritrovino di Caino (surcharge possible). The same service is also possible for your daily bread.
Flowers, champagne or chocolates on arrival or during your stay
For that special occasion, you can surprise your loved one with a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of sparkling wine or a box of chocolates. As usual, just ask us for your special requirements and we will be happy to help. Payment after arrival.
A couple of miles from La Scuola di Furio there is a well equipped Equestrian Center. At Centro Ippico Il Cavaliere, English-speaking Amanda is waiting to give amateur riders lessons or take more expert riders for a ride in company.
Beauty and Massages
Can you think about something more relaxing than a poolside massage performed by a professional beautician? That is a difficult one! And if, in the stress of the preparations, you didn’t have time to undergo some treatments, you can have it/them in the privacy of your home.
Are you interested in the typical Tuscan cuisine? Spend a leisurely afternoon with Maria, who will teach you some tasty recipes and will cook dinner for your family.
Chef at Home
This is what she is, our Maria is a chef at home! Ask her for your favorite dishes, or entrust her to prepare the menu for a special night and you will not have to think about anything, not even to load the dishwasher!