Walking In Tuscany

7 Nights in Italy
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What you can expect

Leisurely Walks

Our leisurely walks will take us through the region’s stunning landscapes.

Step Back in Time

Step back in time to see medieval villages, and walk through ancient vineyards and olive groves.

Culinary Richness

Discover the fine culinary richness of Tuscany and visit the covered Florentine Central Market.

Visit Florence

Visit Florence, the city of the Renaissance.

About the trip

Join us to discover some of the finest walking, food and wine Italy has to offer. With four included walks, we can breathe in the spectacular Tuscan landscape made up of fascinating renaissance towns, monasteries, rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees.

Drenched in history and boundless natural beauty, Tuscany is the perfect place to explore on foot. We’ll be based in Montecatini Terme, a spa town famous for its thermal waters, and it’s from here that we’ll enjoy one full-day and three-half day walks around the area.

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • 4 Guided walks (1 full day, 3 half-days)
  • Welcome drink
  • Entrance fees for activities
  • Tuscan lunch including drinks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Tuscany
  • Hiking with Leonardo da Vinci
  • Monsummano Alto
  • The Villa of Artimino
  • Florence
  • Montecatini Alto and Lucca
  • Day at leisure
  • Departure day

Extras

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What you’ll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Tuscany

Arrive at Pisa Airport and transfer to our hotel in Montecatini – Tuscany.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Hiking with Leonardo da Vinci

After breakfast we’ll meet our local guide and depart by bus to Vinci, the birthplace of the great Leonardo da Vinci. We’ll visit the old village and the museum where you can admire the prototypes of Leonardo’s most important inventions. Later we’ll walk through the Dark Valley, also called the Valley of the water-mills, where you can see four old mills dating back to the third century. We’ll then continue onwards to Fonte del Romito, a spring which is famous for its organoleptic properties and for the quality of its water. After a break for a packed lunch, provided by the hotel, we’ll walk to the Montalbano hills which are covered in large part by olive trees and grapevines. Finally, we will return to Leonardo’s birthplace and catch a transfer back to Montecatini.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 3

Monsummano Alto

This morning we can relax in the spa swimming pool with underwater hydromassages of the “Terme” Grotta Giusti or enjoy other treatments followed by lunch. In the afternoon we’ll meet our local guide and walk to the small village of Monsummano Alto, where we can admire the Rocca, a pentagonal fort which, together with a part of the old walls, represents the last remains of an ancient Castle built in the eleventh century.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
DAY 4

The Villa of Artimino

In the morning we can enjoy some free time; why not do some shopping or sightseeing in the centre of Montecatini Terme? After lunch we’ll transfer to Artimino (approximately one hour). Once an old post of Etruscan origin, Artimino is a medieval village which has been rebuilt around Villa La Ferdinanda (known as the Villa of the 100 chimneys). After visiting the Roman parish church of San Leonardo, we will walk for about two hours across vineyards and olive groves, reaching finally the walls of the “Barco Reale”, an old hunting reserve where we might see some wild pigs or porcupines. Returning to the Villa, we will visit to the old cellars for some wine tasting.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 5

Florence

After breakfast we’ll leave by train to Florence, followed by a guided walking tour of this unique city. Here we will also discover the culinary richness of Florence and pay a visit to the covered Florentine Central Market, to sample cheese, meat, fish, and typical local products of Tuscany.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 6

Montecatini Alto and Lucca

Today we’ll meet our guide and walk to the volta of Montecatini Alto, the old part of Montecatini, which is a medieval village perched on the hills that overlook the thermal city. The walk will take place along an old paved road through olives and forests, after which we’ll arrive at the old village. Here we have views of the thermal city and of the provinces of Lucca and Pistoia. At Montecatini Alto, we will be able to relax in a restaurant, enjoying a typical Tuscan lunch. Afterwards we will head back to the city on the cable railway, dating back to 1898, which connects the old village to the modern thermal city. Afterwards we leave for Lucca, birthplace of Giacomo Puccini and one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. At Lucca we walk through the striking Via Fillungo, the centre’s main axis with its old houses and towers. The Piazza del Mercato was opened in 1830: it is a series of medieval constructions that overlap the theatre enclosing the piazza in a circle and thereby creating a striking architectural frame. The visit ends on Lucca’s city walls, a splendid pedestrian area immersed in the green secular plants. Then it’s back to the hotel for dinner.

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DAY 7

Day at leisure

Spend a day at leisure. Perhaps make use of the hotel’s spa facilities or enjoy wandering around Montecatini before meeting back at the hotel for our farewell dinner.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 8

Departure day

It’s time to say “Arrivederci”! After transferring to the airport, we will board our flight home.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Hotel Arnolfo 3*

Located in a quiet area in Montecatini Terme, our hotel has easy access to Florence, Lucca and Pisa. It offers a traditional restaurant and bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

Facilities Include

The hotel has a spa and wellness centre, including a Turkish bath, sauna, hot tub with water jets, sensory showers and beauty treatments. Room service is available and there is a bar on-site.

Room Includes

All the hotel’s comfortable rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, safe, television, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 11 °C 2 °C
February 2 °C 3 °C
March 16 °C 5 °C
April 19 °C 8 °C
May 24 °C 12 °C
June 29 °C 16 °C
July - August 32 °C 18 °C
September 27 °C 15 °C
October 21 °C 11 °C
November 15 °C 6 °C
December 11 °C 3 °C

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