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Swing into 2023!

Golf, wellbeing, and New Year celebrations with a difference, are all on offer in Tuscany, reveals Travel Editor Frank Baldwin.

Latest travel figures are showing that many sportspeople who were not able to indulge their passion during the pandemic are now treating themselves to a luxury sports holiday.

Golf is again top of many people’s list of activities and here are a few ideas if you fancy treating yourself to a special New Year celebration, or maybe looking for a Christmas gift for your family or someone close to you.

For a memorable New Year trip that combines golf with a great holiday, head to the stunning Italian region of Tuscany and stay in one of the luxury golf villas located in the grounds of the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort on the exclusive Monte Argentario promontory.

The indoor pool at Argentario. Credit: Elen Ellis

Over the New Year period, anyone booking five nights or more in a villa will benefit from a generous 20% discount, so that packages for a five night stay now start from €14,400 (£12,580 approx) in a Locker or Maremma Cottage villa which accommodate up to six guests.

Argentario’s collection of independent villas is nestled amongst the Mediterranean flora and fauna allowing guests to immerse themselves in the surrounding nature reserve of the Resort.

The location of the villas on the hillside means guests enjoy panoramic views of the golf course, Tyrrhenian Sea and Orbetello Lagoon.

The three and five-bedroomed properties have stylish interiors with Italian furniture selected by Milan-based interior designer, Andrea Fogli. There are extensive terraces, complete with outdoor hot tubs.

For New Year’s Eve itself, guests can choose between the elegant, fine-dining Dama Dama Restaurant and the comfortable, cosy Club House Restaurant, both of which are providing special menus.

You will also be treated to live music, fireworks and other special entertainment which will make this a memorable night welcoming in 2023.

For those who prefer the convenience of a hotel, Argentario has 73 comfortable rooms and suites all with private, decked terraces. The impressive hotel has a majestic entrance, an imposing central stairway, and huge windows to allow guests to enjoy the views.

The dramatic entrance to the Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

Alongside its gastronomic offering, Argentario places importance on wellbeing, both mental and physical, of its guests who can take advantage of its extensive sports facilities that include tennis and paddle courts, mini football pitch, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor and indoor gyms, jogging trails and a championship golf course that was awarded PGA National Italy status by The PGA in 2019. There is also a Kids Club.

Beauty and well-being treatments are available in the large Espace Wellness Centre, which also offers nutrition and naturopathy programmes so all guests can start 2023 re-energised, relaxed, and in good physical shape.

Teeing off from the 3rd at Argentario

Day trips can be organised to medieval villages such as Capalbio and Pitigliano, and famous art cities like Pisa, Siena and Florence. Or visit nearby vineyards and olive oil mills to sample the local produce.

Argentario is easily accessed from Rome Fiumicino Airport by car in just 90 minutes. Rome Ciampino and Pisa are just over two hours away.

Travel Facts
Sample prices include: Special New Year’s Eve rate in a villa. 20% discount for stays of at least five nights.

€14,400 in a Locker or Maremma Cottage villa, up to six guests. €15,600 in a Hills Lodge villa, up to 10 guests. Included is breakfast served in the Resort, welcome homemade Panettone, use of the sports fields and wellness centre, garage and parking, Wi-Fi and Mini Club for the little ones.

New Year’s Eve in the Argentario Hotel. Rates for four nights start from €2,170 based on a shared double room Rate for three nights in Suite – €4,505 based on a shared double room. Included is New Year’s Eve dinner in the fine-dining Dama Dama Restaurant (beverages excluded), party and fireworks overlooking our golf course, welcome gift in the room – a homemade Panettone made by the Chef, breakfast, use of driving range, tennis courts, jogging paths, indoor swimming pool, garage parking, Wi-Fi internet and Mini Club for the little ones.

For more information or to book Argentario, call +39 0564 810292, email booking@argentarioresort.it
or alternatively you can visit their website directly at www.argentarioresort.it/en.

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