Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active
Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be able to walk for about 3 hours.
Maximum travelers: 10
English (fluent), German (conversational), Italian (fluent)
The Pilgrimage Route
A pleasant walk far from the crowds of the town along the pilgrimage route of the via Francigena.
Discover the beauty of the Tuscan countryside where the glory of its medieval past is still present with castles, villages and ruins. See the Tuscany you wouldn't want to miss, pass through forest and fields, vineyards and olive groves from Siena to the imposing towers of the fortress of Monteriggioni. If you like, in Monteriggioni you can have a tasting of good local wines.
We will meet out of town at the start point of the trek and end in Monteriggioni. If you don't have your own car, you can than decide to take the train or taxi back to Siena. On request I can arrange transportation.
We start just out of Siena and following the pilgramage route of the via Francigena arrive in Monteriggioni.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: i will give you an exact meeting point
End location: I will leave you in Monteriggioni or at the train station of Monteriggioni where you can take the train and return to Siena (it will take 15 minutes). Alternatively i will leave you at the bus or if you prefer i can call a taxi.
Duration: 3 hours
The walk will last about 3 hours, plus some additional time for a pleasant stop for a coffe or wine tasting and for going back to Siena by public transportation, consider about 4 hours.
My service as your personal professional nature guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - you will need some money for train or bus tickets, food and water.
Transportation to the start point of the trek, Train tickets or taxi to return to Siena after the tour.
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The tour of San Gimignano was a last-minute arrangement due to bad weather. Sylvia suggested this alternative and it was well worth the visit. The town is a fascinating example of a Tuscan medieval walled town and also a stop on the Via Francigena pilgrimage route. Sylvia did an excellent job of describing the geography and history of the town and the significance of several of the buildings. She is very well informed, entertaining, and personable and a pleasure to have as a guide. Highly recommended