For many, the great art city of Florence is the most beautiful city in the world. You can hunt for bargains at San Lorenzo market, or cross to the quieter side of the Arno at the Boboli Gardens. Away from the cities, the countryside is home to a wealth of bird and animal life - look out for badgers foraging in the fields, herons and otters by the streamsm and golden eagles soaring overhead. Whether you're looking for a cycling holiday or walking, Tuscany offers you a great choice. You can sample the best of the countryside and classic cities on our Highlights of Tuscany and Cinque Terre guided walking holiday. If you'd prefer to explore at your own pace, we've independent walking options too Undiscovered Tuscany Walk in the classic Tuscan countryside of the Siena province or the comparatively unknown and totally unspoilt Mugello.
Tuscany is quintessential and timeless Italy, offering a wealth of stunning location to discover on a walking or cycling holiday. And despite its popularity it remains largely unspoilt. This was the beloved homeland of Galileo, Dante and Machiavelli. And it was here that Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked.
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A perfect choice for foodies looking for gentle exercise by day and high quality, gourmet accommodation by night! This holiday is based in the unspoilt countryside of the Maremma, with walks possible both inland and on the nearby coast.
Tucked away in the most northern corner of Tuscany are the beautiful wooded hills of the Alto Mugello where our walking takes place. Staying in a pretty mountain village, in a tiny 8-room hotel, you'll really get a grass-roots insight into life in the Italian mountains - it's like staying with old friends!