Explore the absolute best of Tuscany and Umbria on foot; starting with the medieval and Renaissance hill-top towns of Siena and Pienza, on to historic Perugia and ending in iconic Florence. Nestled in the green heart of Italy. We’ll walk through landscapes of rolling hills, past soldier-straight lines of cypress trees, through vineyards and olives groves.
We begin our journey in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Siena, then it's on to Tuscany's Renaissance hill-top towns - Montepulciano, Montefollonico/Pienza, Montichiello. In Cortona we'll stay in a 15th-century mansion, high up on a hill. Trails in south Tuscany afford panoramic views over the olive groves, yellow plains and vineyards of the Valdichiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno.
Crossing into Umbria, stay at a quaint villa and country inn, with a wine tasting and optional cooking lesson. Immerse yourself in Perugia's fascinating museums, markets and arcades before finally arriving in Florence, with time to discover some of the romantic stories behind this incredible city.
From Florence, we head to Lake Como, the third largest of the Italian lakes and arguably the most stylish of them all. Located at the foot of the Alps, it offers the picture-perfect escape.
Picture yourself following panoramic mountain trails gazing down onto the shimmering lake and wandering along lakeside paths between pastel-hued villages. Be dazzled by the world-famous neoclassical villas and immaculate gardens, not forgetting über-chic Bellagio with its flower-filled lakeside promenade and cafés, where you can pause for a chilled spritzer cocktail and watch the world go by.