Wild Tuscany - Italy
Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,245 (land only) - from $1,740 (land only)
A walking holiday with style!
During this week of walking in wild Tuscany we stay at the Villa La Fattoria, a beautiful traditional Tuscan stone farmhouse and enjoy delicious meals prepared by a chef from home grown ingredients.
- A sensational week of walking in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany
- Variety of walks: ridges, summits, meadows, woods & olive groves
- Five days of guided walking including the ascent of Monte Giovo
- Beautiful Tuscan villa with stunning views and swimming pool
- The Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca
The mountainous region of the Garfagnana in Tuscany is one of Italy's best kept secrets. North of the ancient walled city of Lucca, this region of Tuscany is home to olive growers and shepherds of the Serchio Valley which winds its way between the ‘marble mountains' of the Alpi Apunae and the limestone hills of the Apennines. Picture a landscape of verdant hills and dramatic limestone rock outcrops, dotted with Tuscan walled hill-towns, pretty terracotta villas and isolated farms, with their terraced fields, vineyards and olive groves. Now picture staying in a comfortable villa, high on a ridge overlooking the Serchio Valley and with ready access from your door to an array of established walking trails, which will take you from chestnut woods and azure-blue lakes to the high ridges and summits of the Alpi Apuane. In the warm evenings you can take a dip in the private pool before sitting down to dinner on the terrace beneath a trellis of vines and enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine. With some of the best walking in Italy on your doorstep and the famous cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence within easy reach, this is our new holiday in Wild Tuscany!
Is this holiday for you?
The Garfagnana is a mountainous region and participants will need a reasonable level of fitness to undertake the daily walks which will involve ascents of between 500 and 1000 metres. We walk mainly on well-established and sometimes way-marked trails and typically, we will be walking for around 6 - 7 hours each day, with one longer day of around 9 hours when we climb Monte Giovo. The walking is not particularly demanding and given that each day is optional, we have rated this holiday as grade 5. There is a free day in the middle of the holiday which can be used to enjoy the villa either poolside or its environs, or to make excursions to Lucca, Pisa or Florence.