Lucca in Tuscany

Tuscany: Lucca to Siena

Walk one of the most popular stretches of the Via Francigena in Tuscany, between rolling vineyards and Etruscan villages that are perched on hilltops. This trip seamlessly combines culture with history and excellent gastronomy. The scenery is varied with quiet stretches through green woodland and walks between rows of cypress trees, an iconic sight when walking in rural settings. Reaching the “City of Towers”, San Gimignano, is a sight to behold, much like a walk around Lucca’s city walls that once protected its historic heart. One of the best places to try white truffles is the sleepy village of San Miniato as this delicacy grows in the surrounding hills. Sample ‘tagliolini al tartufo bianco’, fresh pasta with white truffles, and be sure to treat yourself to a refreshing gelato when reaching Siena’s city gates!
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Hiking trail · Tuscany
Valpromaro to Lucca
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 110 m
Descent 236 m

Wake up to the delights of an Italian-style breakfast with plenty of coffee to get you energized for your walk. A short transfer (25 min) will ...

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Hiking trail · Tuscany
Altopascio to San Miniato
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 29.2 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 259 m
Descent 155 m

Take a walk along a medieval path that leads to Cappiano Bridge and continue on towards the sleepy village of San Miniato. 

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Hiking trail · Tuscany
San Miniato to Gambassi Terme
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.5 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 421 m
Descent 212 m

Today will unfold the true beauty of Tuscan scenery as you walk among olive groves, oakwood, vineyards, and lines of Cypress trees. 

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Hiking trail · Tuscany
Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.2 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 334 m
Descent 337 m

You can look forward once more to walking in typical Tuscan landscapes. Today's distance is slightly shorter and much of the route takes you ...

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Hiking trail · Tuscany
Monteriggioni to Siena
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 265 m
Descent 185 m

Leaving behind the old town of Monteriggioni, walk along trails that take you to Montagnola and Cerbaia, a medieval village now in a neglected state.

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