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Under the Tuscan sun: Summer walking at your own pace

23rd May 2013 Print

Take a walking holiday in the heart of Tuscany with, for an unforgettable experience this summer.

Enjoy a relaxed walking holiday across the picture-perfect Tuscan countryside, taking time to enjoy the region's cuisine and explore the most stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites - Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Siena.

Starting in San Miniato, this 7 day holiday takes you on an easy leisurely walk across the Tuscan countryside visiting stunning sites and villages before reaching the historic centre of Siena.

This walk, which is suitable for even the most novice walkers, covers part of section 14 of the Via Francigena. The Via Francigena is a classic pilgrimage route that starts in Canterbury and crosses France and Switzerland on its way to Rome.

This holiday is designed for those looking for an active summer, while taking time to discover and admire some of the most beautiful spots of Tuscany. Walkers will also get to taste authentic Tuscan food and wine in the region's best 'osterias'.

En route to Siena, you will pass the vineyards of Chianti and visit the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni and the breath-taking hilltop town of San Gimignano, where you will spend a night. Over the 5 walking days you will also pass through the villages of Colle di Val d'Elsa and Gambassi Terme.

You can also time your trip to coincide with some of the region's colourful festivals. Il Palio di Siena, the city's spectacular and colourful horse race, takes place in the city of Siena in July and August. San Gimignano goes back to the Middle Ages in June with its Cavalieri di Santa Fina Medieval Festival.

This relaxing culture-filled holiday is available now from, the walking and cycling holiday specialists, from just €679pp.
Price includes: Accommodation on a half board basis, luggage transfers and a holiday pack.

Price does not include: Flights, insurance, airport transfers, dinner on first or last night or drinks.

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