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6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS
Level 1 to level 4
Florence, Italy/Siena, Italy
Culture & History, New Trip, Active Gourmet, Romance
&/or Honeymoon, Fine Wine & Cuisine
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Exploring Ancient Footpaths North of Siena As you make your way down a footpath strung along
a wide-open hillside, youll understand why Tuscany has
captivated writers and visual artists for centuries. Broad fields
of wheat and well-tended vineyards greet ancient hill towns ringed
by cypress trees. Fertile valleys lie bathed in golden sunlight.
Todays view hasnt changed much. On foot discover
the simple charms and exquisite details of Tuscany as we stroll
through this region rich in history, culture and natural splendor.
Days 1-2 Panzano Become acquainted with the lovely hilltop
village of Panzano on a warm-up walk to the 11th-century castle
and medieval churches Learn about the history of Greve
in Chianti, a town that went up in flames in 1325, but rose from
the ashes a century later to become the most important wine center
of the Greve Valley Oenophiles will want to visit Greves
La Cantina, where more than 100 wines are available for tasting.
Days 3-4 Castellina in Chianti
Savor the many delights
offered by Castellina in Chianti, with its labyrinth of medieval
streets Explore Castellinas intriguing Etruscan
tombs dating back to the 6th century b.c. Through a Tuscan
landscape of gently rolling hills, make your way to the hilltop
villages of Volpaia and Radda in Chianti for sweeping views of
the surrounding countryside Follow ancient footpaths through
vineyards and along rolling terrain, perhaps sampling local vintages
in an enoteca along the way.
Days 5-6 Monteriggioni Wander a classic Tuscan landscape of
olive groves, cypresses and vineyards to the hamlet of Lornano
Join a guided tour of Monteriggioni, encircled by a medieval
wall with 14 towers Our Tuscan adventure ends in fascinating
Siena, which merits a few days exploration on your own.