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Siena: Half-day Guided Hike to Monteriggioni

1. Siena: Half-day Guided Hike to Monteriggioni

Give your mind a rest from the noise of the crowded towns, follow your expert guide on a pleasant walk along the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route first plotted by the Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury on his return from Rome in the 9th century. The route was considered the main artery to Rome throughout the Middle Ages and is still a popular trail today. Once a highway of men and emotions, a spiritual pilgrimage as well as wealthy trade route, the via Francigena had been forgotten and almost entirely relegated to history by modern roads and only recently brought back to the grip of modernity, enjoyed by many modern pilgrims and hikers alike. Experience the beauty of the mixture between the Tuscan countryside and the glory of its medieval past, still present in the wonderfully preserved castles, villages and ruins along the route.   Pass through forests and fields, vineyards and olive groves from Siena to the imposing fortress of Monteriggioni, a medieval fortress built by the Sienese in the thirteenth century as a bastion of defense in their wars against Florence, today a fortified but quaint village with many shops of local crafts and products.   Once in Monteriggioni, enjoy a guided tasting of local wines before saying goodbye to your guide. You can then remain to explore the village and the surrounding area further at your own pace or return to Siena right away, as you are given bus tickets to return to Siena in your own time (several return buses available throughout the afternoon).

Siena - Nature and scenic trekking in beautiful Tuscany

2. Siena - Nature and scenic trekking in beautiful Tuscany

If you want to immerse yourself in a naturalistic itinerary of high cultural depth as well, here you are satisfied with the fabulous itinerary of the village of Monteriggioni, one of the most beautiful and special places in Italy. It is a small fortified village, perched on top of a hill, and is truly unmissable during a tour of the Tuscan countryside. The excursion starts from the parking lot in Monteriggioni, we will take the Via Francigena, which led from Southern Europe to Rome, a destination for pilgrims and crusaders, to immerse ourselves in the beautiful unspoiled nature of the surrounding woods of which we will enjoy unprecedented views and glimpses of the mighty walled walls against the backdrop of the hilly landscape and understand how the perimeter is structured. We will make a brief stop at a famous restaurant where we can enjoy fantastic typical Tuscan products to continue to the charming village inside the walls, where there will be an opportunity to stop and admire the history that encloses it. The route is very simple, suitable for young and old so I look forward to seeing you all for a fantastic ride to have fun together!

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4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Yesterday’s hike from Siena to Monteriggione was spectacular. More than I expected. Keko was an incredibly excellent guide. He was kind, helpful and very fun. He shared the complete history of the Via Francigena, which I found very interesting! He then as the hike continued, imparted his knowledge of the plants along the way, taking his time to show us, have us smell, taste and experience the land. He is of the area and also made us feel at home greeting the neighbors with grace and aloha. He left us in the quaint and historic village of Monteriggione in hands of Stefano and darling Margarita to taste wines paired with local cheeses and fresh olive oil. Stellar 5 star tour! I would do it again tomorrow if it were availabile. Obviously I highly recommend this tour. Aloha, Susi

A wonderful tour! We had a lot of fun and joy with our guide Kiko. Kiko went to great lengths to bring the country and the people closer to us. It was very exciting to learn things from the past and from the present time. Wild herbs along our hike on the pilgrimage route and anecdotes from the past made the hike very entertaining. The path was very pleasant to walk. In Monteriggioni we had a very nice wine tasting. We really liked the wine, so we even ordered delivery to our home. Afterwards we had a very good meal in the nice little place. We would have loved to have stayed there. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you dear Kiko!

Great 3 hour morning hike with personable and naturalist oriented guide. Lovely lovely scenery. We would have preferred a bit more background on the Via Francigena. Winery to end with was great - we bought the winery’s artisan cheese to go along with the bread and Chianti. Overall, an excellent experience and great value!

Leisurely walk to the small fortified town of Monteriggioni imcluded information on local plants and a wine tasting at the end. Back in Siena by late afternoon on local bus.

Best ever tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable, passionate and very interesting. Nest year i will take his tour again!