Chianti walking tour

Starting in Florence this classic 7 day walk takes you through the Chianti via some of the most celebrated landscapes in Italy.

This magnificent walk passes through some of the most celebrated countryside in Europe, a unique landscape of rolling hills, forests, vineyards, olive groves, isolated farmhouses, medieval market towns and ancient villages, all moulded by over three millennia of settlement.  You will be picked up in Florence and taken to Impruneta on Day 1 and dropped in Siena at the end of the walk on Day 6.

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The Chianti is not only a place of extraordinary natural beauty, it is also very rich in history.  It has been inhabited since the Etruscan times, but its formative times were in the Middle Ages, when it was settled by some of the most powerful monasteries of the times and was the battleground for fighting between the ambitious cities of Florence and Siena.  On the walk, you pass some of the most attractive villages and towns in Italy, magnificent abbeys and famous castles.

The walks

The walks

This a Grade 3 walk (click here for details). This walks takes you through some of the most beautiful country in Italy.  The daily walks are from 6 to 12 kms (2.5 to 4 hours) and mostly follow trails with clearly marked with walking signs.  It generally follows unsealed country roads, with several sections going along smaller paths and trails.  There are no steep climbs, although on Day 3 there is a sustained walk up to the ridge of the Chianti Hills.  Much of Day 4 winds through forests. 

The accommodation

The accommodation

The Hidden Italy use the best accommodation available.  On Days 1, 3 and 4 you stay in family run 3-star hotels overlooking the three towns' main squares; on Day 2 you stay in a very comfortable b&b; on Day 5 you stay in a restored medieval castle; and your last night in Siena is in a restored medieval palazzo in the middle of the historical centre of the city.  All rooms have an en suite bathrooms.

The food

The food

You are in the heart of the Chianti district so the food and wine is magnificent.  Generous breakfasts are included each day (you'll need them for your walks).  With notice, the hotels wil be able to prepare a cut lunch for the walk.  Dinners are not included in the standard tour, however, if you select the 'Dinners option' (which we strongly recommend) this will include 3 course meals alla carte (ie free choice) in some of the finest restaurants in the area.  The dinner option also means you'll have a guaranteed booking each night.

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This 7 day walking tour can be personalised to meet your interests and travel dates.

  • Cost

    $1,890

    per person
  • six nights accommodation
  • all breakfasts
  • reading lists and historical and cultural notes
  • maps and detailed walking instructions
  • daily transfers of baggage between hotels
  • transfer from Florence to Impruneta, Day 1; transfer to Siena, Day 6
  • 24 hour backup from local manager

Cost Options

$1890 b&b and $2170 with dinners included

Single supplement:  $650

5% discount when 4 people or more book and deposit together.

Testimonials

The tour exceded our expectations. It was the combination of beautiful country for walking, excellent accommodation, great food and wine that for us was the perfect mix. The notes are excellent and made a huge difference to our enjoyment of the walks

– Mike B, Tuscany 4 walking tour

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