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Walk of the Week: Hill Towns of Tuscany

This Thursday will see ten horses, ten riders, and thousands of spectators packed into the Piazza del Campo for Il Palio. The Palio di Siena is a horse race that takes place in the main square of Siena, Italy, twice-yearly in July and in August. This race has been held since medieval and marks one of the most important days in the calendar for the citizens of Siena. The ten riders are chosen from the seventeen contrade, or wards, of the city. For more information on this fascinating event, please click here. IlPaliophotobyMariamKadhim   Siena is in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany, so our Walk of the Week this week is the fantastic Hill Towns of Tuscany.

In a Nutshell

Distance: 58 miles Grading: Easy to Moderate Walk through beautiful countryside, explore fascinating medieval towns and enjoy the gastronomic delights of this wonderful region. feedback-view-from-Montepulciano-Hill-Towns-of-Tuscany

Where is it?

From the charming medieval hill town of Montepulciano to the fascinating and beautiful city of Siena. shutterstock_71006239-tuscany-landscape

Why walk it?

This route covers rolling hills, lush vineyards, sumptuous olive groves, medieval villages, thermal baths and even a UNESCO world heritage site! With six days of easy to moderate walking, this walk is perfect for those looking for a relaxing walking holiday intertwined with cultural and historical hotspots. This region is a favourite for foodies, with a range of culinary treats wherever you go, from fifty-year old aged balsamic vinegar to cheeses laced with truffle or pear, to delicious bottles Chianti Classico or Brunello, this walk is a feast for all the senses. shutterstock_111941816-pecorinocheese

Planning to walk Hill Towns of Tuscany

Macs Adventure has an eight day and seven night self guided walking itinerary following a linear route through the gems of Tuscany. The price includes accommodation, a baggage transfer each day and all the route notes and info you could need. This holiday available from March to October. Visit http://www.macsadventure.com/holiday-92/hill-towns-of-tuscany or email info@macsadventure.com for more information. We hope this post has given you some inspiration for your next adventure, and we look forward to helping you create magical memories with the holiday of a lifetime. Couple walking
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