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culture walk

The Ancient roads of Settignano

culture walk

The Ancient roads of Settignano

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Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, French, Italian, Spanish
culture walk

The Ancient roads of Settignano

culture walk

The Ancient roads of Settignano

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, French, Italian, Spanish

What you'll do

With this experience I'd like to propose you something very different from the usual tourist routes. A very relaxing hiking on the ancient roads of Settignano Hills of about 8 kilometers walking through a landscape that still offers a fabulous opportunity for a multi focus immersion in the countryside, changing with the rhythm of the seasons. Here you can stop and observe the beauty of the city down in the valley, where the Arno river flows silently; or, following the contours of the olive groves, raise your eyes to ancient towers or to some old stone houses warmed by the sun and shaped by the wind. Many more will be the surprises along the way, including the majestic Villa Gamberaia, a small parish with its cemetery and an old terra-cotta tabernacle where an old lady still regularly puts fresh flowers: ancient gestures that still have all the their deep meaning in these places.

Your host

Learn more about Filippo

Filippo

My name is Filippo, I was born in Florence in 1976. In 2001 I took a degree in History and since then I've been studying tourism in Spain, Wales and France. Back in my hometown in 2009 I took the certification to become a professional tour guide in Tuscany and Florence with a special focus on the countryside of the region and therural area of Florence. When I design my ideas I prefer to walk through the fascinating historical villages, Villas, following the fooft-prints of ancient paths and roads in a fabulous artistic and naturalistic context. They proved to be intense and surprising experiences both for me and travellers ready to live something not to buy in any travel agency. I want to share with you the beauty of the landscape of Toscana, the most important art-work for locals and travellers.

What's included

Drinks
1/2 lt of water per person is included. At the village of Settignano you can buy food and drinks, and you have very good…

Where you'll be

We will meet at the terminus bus number 10 at Niccolò Tommaseo Square in Settignano village. The tour consists in a 8-9km walk through the hills, medium difficulty, we will walk toghether slowly as the purpose of the tour is the enjoy the views and experience the peaceful sensations that only the Tuscan countryside can give you.

Availability

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Put on comfy walking shoes and clothe and I suggest you bring along some water with you. And don't forget to bring your camera!!

More tips

Remember that this walk has a medium/easy difficulty. Even if we will walk really slowly you need to be able to walk 9 km with some climb and remember to put good walking shoes on!

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Filippo
The Ancient roads of Settignano
New experience
From £40/person
New experience
From £40/person