Explore the timeless countryside between picturesque Volterra and the famous towers of San Gimignano. Stroll through history, discovering sleepy hilltop hamlets, verdant vineyards and panoramic picnic spots in fields ablaze with sunflowers. Walk along an amazing path to Orgiaglia, marvel at the Elsa Valley and pretty hamlet of San Donato. On free days there's easy access to the better-known sights of Tuscany such as Siena and Florence. The accommodation on this trip is exceptional, with two nights in 4-star hotels, wonderful food throughout and a swimming pool at every hotel.
Countries visited: Italy
Walk to the pretty honey-coloured hilltop village of Mazzolla; in the afternoon follow forest trails to our boutique hotel in Casole d'Elsa.
Free day at Casole d'Elsa with plenty of optional walks or just stay by the pool.
A gentle walk through the valley floor to the small hamlet of Quartaia, perfect for a lunchstop. Afternoon; follow pilgrms path alongside the Elsa River to stunning 4-star hotel, a beautifully converted 12C Benedictine Abbey.
Free day Colle di Val d'Elsa; option to visit Siena or Florence, or enjoy the lovely hotel and mediaeval town.
Follow in pilgrims' footsteps through more beautiful country and tiny villages to San Donato; optional wine tasting in Montauto.
Free day at San Donato: visit San Gimignano's famous towers or there's another chance to see Siena.
Visit San Gimignano's mystical towers
Follow a woodland trail and climb to views of Monte Voltraio; descend to Sensano and Ulignano and finally follow a mule track back to Volterra.
Follow the woodland trail to Volterra