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Tuscany Walking


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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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Tuscany walking

Exploring Ancient Footpaths North of Siena
As you make your way down a footpath strung along a wide-open hillside, you’ll 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. Today’s view hasn’t 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 Greve’s 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 Castellina’s 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.

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