Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
Prices are intended per person in double room
Description of Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
5 Reviews of Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 23 Oct 2023 by Larry BoyerEngaging with the tour operator and discovering some of the details and mysteries of the walled fortress villages of Tuscany. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019 by Roy BouchardWe found the landscape stunning, but in a different way than the standard postcard scenes. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019 by Christine LeversThe most memorable part of the holiday was the beautiful countryside. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019 by SonyaTaylorThe medieval towns were wonderful and rural Tuscany is so beautiful Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Sep 2018 by Diane WillisWalking through the peaceful, pretty Tuscan countryside was delightful. Winding upwards into the charming hilltop villages, many UNESCO listed and full of history, was special every time. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe choose our suppliers among the ones that sustain the environment. We suggest restaurants, enoteques and olive mills that serve and produce typical food and local products.
We support a local NGO, TAMAT, that is working on a project to develop sustainable mobility (H2power project) and we buy their gadgets to fund their activities. They are working, with other partners, on developing a demonstrator vehicle that is using as fuel a variable mixture of methane and hydrogen, that can be produced from renewable energy sources. They also organize awareness raising events for citizens and students about sustainable development and mobility and about the solution to preserve our environment. We supported the set up of the Foundation “Archeologia Arborea” in Città di Castello, which aims are to support biodiversity, the identification and multiplication of varieties of fruit trees that are disappearing because not as productive as the modern ones, protection of the landscape, support to sustainable development.
PeopleWe give to our clients a list of farmers’ markets: true open air food shops from the producer to the consumer, vegetables organically grown and “zero kilometers” far. Buying and tasting their products is a way to support small local producers that otherwise risk to disappear. In Tuscany they are very popular. The best ones are called Mercatali, a project of Tuscany Region to support small farming and typical products: these markets are a place not only where to buy food but also where to deepen your knowledge about it, as the producers - farmers, craftsmen and breeders – are describing them to the consumers. In this tour, you can find one, Mercatale of Sovicille, nearby Siena (third Saturday of the month, Piazza Marconi, 9 am- 1 pm).
We give also to our clients some suggestions to visit local artisans that are producing with traditional techniques, as the old copper workshop in Montepulciano, the wrought iron and the pottery one in Pienza, and the terracotta in Montalcino. In Siena, too, you can find some of them that produce hand made jewels, pictorial decoration on various natural materials, handmade artistic candles, ceramics and furnishing accessories. They are all part of a project that promotes itineraries that bring the traveller through the artisan tradition of Tuscany.