This tour is a perfect introduction to the region and, for people who love museums, galleries and Gothic and Romanesque architecture, there is plenty to see and do. You have plenty of time to visit attractionson most of the days. You also have the time to visit the historic towns of San Gimignano, Colle Val D’Elsa, Siena and Montepulciano, and of course all the beautiful medieval villages along the Via Francigena and in the Val d’Orciaas this tour threads together some of the most attractive towns and villages in Tuscany in an eloquent procession: Monteriggioni, admired by Dante in his Divine Comedy, San Quirico, Buonconvento, Bagno Vignoni and Pienza, arguably the most perfect Renaissance town in Tuscany. You will have the time for visits to museums and galleries to admire Gothic and Romanesque architecture as well.
This is a moderately easy tour which is suitable for those who have some experience with walking and a good general physical condition. Through the extensive footpath network of the area, roughly following the traces of the Via Francigena, one of Europe’s most important ‘high ways’ in medieval times, you walk from village to village, a full immersion in the world-famed Tuscan landscape.
Spectacular Tuscan country side. Trails are well waymarked, at least for this section. Great quality maps. The hotels were very nice and quaint. Thanks again Longitude 180 for a very well organised journey.