Gems of Tuscany

This is a walking tour and an exploration of Tuscany’s hidden corners and best kept secrets.

We visit the Chianti region, the mesmerizing landscape of Siena, iconic San Giminiano, superb Volterra and Lucca, a true gem. We meander through quaint medieval hamlets, immersed in mesmerizing landscapes.

Excellent Tuscan cuisine, renowned wine, history, culture and traditions complement our journey. This is the perfect trip amidst a superb landscape of rolling hills, cypress trees, hill top towns and vibrant colours.

Cradle of the Reinassance, Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. This exclusive guided tour, however, will introduce you to some of the areas, in this renowned region, that still enjoy a break from the hubbub of tourism.

Starting in the famous Chianti hills, hiking and walking amongst vineyards, olive groves and Mediterranean oak, we emerge into small medieval hamlets with marvellous panoramic views. We journey across the mesmerizing and colourful landscape of the Crete Senesi, and through vineyards of Vernaccia around San Giminiano, on “strade bianche” (white gravel roads), well-maintained paths and trails.

We visit the exquisite small towns of Volterra and Lucca, true jewels untouched by modern architecture. We visit enchanting hill top hamlets and small medieval towns. Our escapades take us on the hills of Lucca, covered in vineyards and olive groves, and dotted with beautiful villas. Here, we enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting.

We conclude our remarkable journey in remote, authentic Garfagnana, tucked away between the Apuan Alps and the Appennine Mountains.

With its perfect blend of physical activity, culture, traditions, history, wine, gastronomy and nature, this special program will introduce you to all the special aspects of this generous land.

Season
April-October

Length
8 days – we customize

Where
Italy | Tuscany

Tags
walking | hiking | culture | history | scenery | wine tasting | olive oil | vistas

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