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Have you ever considered exploring the idea of visiting Tuscany in the winter? Argentario Resort Golf & Spa have just the ticket.

You will find less crowds, great hotel prices and affordable airfares. And, if you are traveling to areas like the coastal south, known as Maremma, you will also find mild temperatures and no snow.

This allows you to enjoy the picturesque landscape and all it has to offer, including visiting vineyards and historic wineries, horse riding between the sandy beaches and the nature reserves, and playing golf between the rolling hills.

A great option for golf lovers who wish to soak in the essence of Tuscany and play golf during the next winter break, is the Argentario Resort Golf & Spa. The 18 holes at Argentario create a varied, spectacular and technically challenging course overlooking the WWF-managed Orbetello Lagoon.

Argentario Resort: Winter deals

Every year, the Argentario Golf Club hosts the prestigious Christmas Pro Am, during which professional and amateur golfers from all over Italy compete on the Tuscan golf course. Players from abroad are welcome too, and can have a go at winning the prize money of up to €20.000.

This year, the competition will take place on December 27 and 28, 2014. The adjacent luxury Argentario Resort offers a special “Stay & Play” package that includes the Pro Am registration, two nights in a design junior suite, healthy buffet breakfast and free spa access (starting from €360 per person for two nights in double room). Plus, the Pro gets a free room if his or her team stays at the resort. For more information on the package and Christmas Pro Am, click here.

What else is there to do when you are not out on the golf course? Tuscany celebrates Christmas and the end of the year with a number of traditional events, including wine & food festivals. Some examples include:

Mercatini di Natale – Charming Christmas markets selling everything from hand-crafted goods like toys and decorations to freshly roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate and every kind of sweet local delicacies.

Presepe Vivente – Live re-enactments of the Nativity within the historic city walls. Locals in various cities transform their villages into Bethlehem and play out all aspects of village life at that time.

Olià Festival Tastings, handicraft markets in the wineries, display of crèches in the historic center of Scansano.

To experience New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Maremma, the Argentario Resort Golf & Spa offers special 4- and 7-night packages including the NYE dinner and party with music entertainment. (four nights from €766 per person). For more information, click here.

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