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Chianti Classic Self-Guided Walk

 

Summary:

Stroll through the fabulous Chianti countryside, with opportunities to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena.

Duration
11 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
11-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 2,239.00
Price per day
± USD 204.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Chianti Classic Self-Guided Walk
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Age Group
8 - 99 Years
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Summary

Stroll through the fabulous Chianti countryside, with opportunities to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena.

Day 1.
Arrive In Volterra
Day 2.
Volterra To Casole D'elsa
Day 3.
At Casole D'elsa
Day 4.
Casole D'elsa To Colle Di Val D'elsa
Day 5.
At Colle Di Val D'elsa
Day 6-7.
At Colle Di Val D'elsa
Day 8.
Colle Di Val D'elsa To San Gimignano
Day 9.
At San Gimignano
Day 10.
San Gimignano To Volterra
Day 11.
Leave Volterra

Visited cities (3): Florence, Pisa, Siena

 

Details

On this self-guided 10-night walking holiday, you explore the timeless countryside between picturesque Volterra and the soaring towers of San Gimignano. You'll feel as though you're strolling through history as you discover sleepy hilltop hamlets crowning sun-dappled hills, verdant vineyards and panoramic picnic spots in fields ablaze with sunflowers. There's the option too to visit the eternal cities of Siena and Florence - Tuscan favourites right on your doorstep!

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Quintessential Italian landscapes: rolling hills, sunflowers, endless vines and hilltop hamlets * Scenic walking on Etruscan trails and pilgrims' paths; wildlife in abundance * Exceptionally friendly hotels, family-run, with gorgeous swimming pools * Mouth-watering local cuisine; world famous wines * Possible trips to the 'Super Tuscans': Florence, Siena and Pisa
  • Included in Price

    • All continental breakfast and 6 evening mealsChianti is synonymous with excellent food and wine and evening meals are a celebration of the local cuisine. Perhaps try pappardelle alla lepre (fresh ribbons of pasta with a hare sauce) or bruschetta (toasted bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil, topped with sun ripened tomatoes), all washed down by a glass or two of full-bodied Chianti!Italy’s most famous export is probably its cuisine and the traditional dishes of Tuscany are the most influential and revered. The region’s food is based on cucina povera, ‘poor/peasant cookery’, a rural cuisine based on available natural ingredients: olive oil, unsalted bread, pulses and vegetables, wild mushroom or porcini, and salt-cured meats such as salame and prosciutto. In particular, Tuscan olive oil is renowned for its quality and is the most important ingredient in the region’s cookery. You will find it in almost every dish - as a salad dressing, poured over vegetables and into soups and even as a replacement for butter on bread (very nice with a sprinkling of salt!).Of course the Chianti region is best known for its regional wine (the very best ones are Chianti Classico and have a black cockerel stamped on the label). Chianti is produced in the vineyards dotted around the Tuscan hills; we actually visit the hills to the north of Siena, where the Chianti Colli Senesi wine is produced. Made from the Sangiovese grape, this is an excellent light, fruity red. Although best known for its red wine, a good white wine is also produced in the Chianti region. Made from the Vernaccia grape, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a crisp dry white which has greatly improved over recent years. It is best drunk young.
    • * All accommodation * Route directions and maps  * Luggage transfers between hotels  * Walking transfers

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request -compulsory supplement) * Visas or vaccinations*OPTIONAL UPGRADES* * Flights from Heathrow to Pisa with British Airways, including local transfers * Other flights, including regional departures * Business/club/first class fares on request * Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels * City break add-ons in Pisa, Florence, Siena and Lucca * Option to shorten to 8 nights
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour Pisa Siena

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

        

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