Tuscany, Walking Along the Via Francigena

Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Monteriggioni, Quartaia, San Gimignano, Sant’Antimo, Siena, Volterra

Day 1 – Florence – Montepulciano

Welcome to Florence! A private transfer will take you to the Hotel in Montepulciano.  Free time for relax in the Spa.  Short briefing with the guide. Dinner with local products and overnight in Etruria Resort Hotel.

Day 2 – Sant’Antimo – Montalcino

Short transfer from Montepulciano to Abbazzia Sant’Antimo. We will start with a walking tour through the beautiful Tuscan hills visiting the famous town of Montalcino. We will stop for a nice picnic with traditional food, about 4 hours.  Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Montepulciano 

Beautiful hike around Montepulciano.  After that we will visit the gorgeous winery, Casanova di Neri, where we will admire its vineyards and we will have tasting sessions with Brunello di Montalcino and other famous wines. (About 3 hours) Relaxing evening in Spa, dinner and overnight in Etruria Resort Hotel.

Day 4 – Quartaia – San Gimignano – Colle di Val d’Elsa 

Short private transfer to Quartaia. Our tour starts with a walking tour to San Gimignano known as the “Town of Fine Towers”. We will stop along the way for a picnic and we will continue with the visit of this medieval town. In the afternoon we will visit an Oil Olive factory with tasting sessions. (About 5 hours) Transfer to Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel located in Colle di Val d’Elsa. Return for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Monteriggioni – Colle di Val d’Elsa 

Nice walking tour through this soft rolling Tuscan hills. We will see tower houses, dense forests of oaks, isolated farm, mills and the famous medieval walls of Monteriggioni. We will stop for a picnic in this amazing scenery. (About 5 hours) Transfer to Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel for a relaxing evening with dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Volterra – Colle di Val d’Elsa 

Wonderful trekking who follows the old rackrailway that ran from Volterra to Saline famous for its salt extraction. We will continue to Volterra once an important Etruscan center. Here we will visit the Roman Theater, Palazzo dei Priori with its beautiful square and the Cathedral. Lunch in typical restaurant. (About 3 hours) Transfer to Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel for relax in Spa, dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Monteriggioni – Siena

Short transfer to Monteriggioni. Leave Monteriggioni and walk along the road in the Sienese hills to the famous city of Siena. (About 5 hours) We will have the opportunity to see the charming Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio di Siena. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Overnight in Il Chiostro del Carmine.

Day 8 – Florence

Transfer to the Florence airport.

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