Forgotten Treasures in the Hills of Fiesole
The hills of Fiesole offer various itineraries amid woods, along ancient trails and streams, with architectural points of interest such as mills, monumental villas and churches: the views of Florence glimpsed through cypress trees will take your breath away. The itinerary can be from half day to one day long; every walk can cover from 3-5 to 12-15 km.Visits can be organized throughout the year; each season offers different and peculiar atmospheres. Departures from Florence or Fiesole along circular or linear itineraries (with pick-up service by minibus when necessary).
Costs starting from 45 €
Mystic sites in the woods around Florence
A mystic and fascinating atmosphere characterizes the woods around Florence: castles, ancient monasteries, sanctuaries, Roman roads, Etruscan graves and abandoned ruins of ancient civilizations dot the surroundings of Florence rich in oak and cypress woods typical of the Tuscan hills. Nordic Walking is a new and alternative way to visit these places unknown to mainstream tourism. Itineraries of varying duration (generally half day to one day long) – give the opportunity to benefit from the fresh air of this rolling landscape and enjoy the feeling of history and mystery of our valleys. Every walk can cover from 3-5 to 12-15 km. Excursions can be organized throughout the year; each season offers different and peculiar atmospheres, departures from Florence or Fiesole along circular or linear itineraries (with pick-up service by minibus when necessary).
Costs starting from 40 €
Florence with a View
Not by chance the famous movie “A room with a view” was shoot in this region and along these trails. We propose the visit of the same places shown in the movie through a slow and romantic bike tour on the hills of Florence, enjoying the smells of the countryside, the views and the landscape. The trip will finish with a visit to the famous Maiano Caves, near Fiesole, where the stone used to build Florentine Renaissance palaces was dug. Departures from Florence or Fiesole. The itinerary can be half or one day long, with lunch in a typical restaurants or agritourisms. Visits can be organized throughout the year: each season offers different and peculiar atmospheres, we however advise Spring as the best period.
Costs starting from 65 €
The sanctuary of “Madonna del Sasso” and “Monte Senario” are very important religious buildings built on the hills of Florence around 11 and 12 century. They are also the perfect place for a joint between sports and culture: off-road tracks connect the woods and countryside with the sanctuaries and the ruins of the ancient civilization. It’s possible a wide choose of itineraries (depending on lenght, difficulty, total altitude, monuments to visit) good for an unforgettable trail running experience. Every season is good for this activity: you have just to adapt your equipment depending on weather conditions; departures from Florence or Fiesole.
Costs starting from 35 €
Florence and “the” River
Suited for families, children over 10 years old, art and culture lovers. We will at first bike along the Arno river on a cycle track for discovering the mills of the 14th century at the gates of the city for ending in the hearth of the town where, on board of a small historical boat (dinghy) once used by the sandpit workers (the “renaioli”), Florence will be admired from a different point of view. An aperitif will be served on the dinghy under world famous bridge “Ponte Vecchio”. Excursions from May to September.
Costs starting from 40 €