While menus and cooking and eating good Italian food and lying by the swimming pool are the order of the day at Ca' di Gosto, guests will generally wish to make some day excursions during their stay. There are many day trips easily made from the house. Just twenty minutes away lies Cortona, the beautiful Etruscan hill town made more widely known by the success of the book "Under the Tuscan sun". Cortona, home to Fra Angelico's "Annunciation" perches high on a hillside above the plain of Valdichianna with breathtaking views to lake Trasimeno and across the valley to Montepulciano. Cortona is a town ancient piazzas, impossibly steep streets, steps and mysterious alleyways. It has a rich pedigree of Renaissance art, many traditional little restaurants and antique shops. For serious wine lovers Sr. Molesini is proprietor of one of the most interesting enotecas (wine shop) to be found in Tuscany, offering some of Italy's most prestigious and unusual wines, and conducting wine tastings, instruction and tours of a local winery.
Arezzo, also nearby is an historic and beautiful town. In addition to it's monthly antique fair the Basilica di San Fracesco is home to some of the best known frescoes of the town's most famous artist Piero della Francesco.
There are many other historic towns easily visited on a day trip including Perugia, Gubbio, Citta di Castello, Orvieto, Todi, Siena and Firenze. Lake Trasimeno is also very close.