What you'll do
Right from the Ponte Vecchio bridge, we head south on a combination of small and steep paved country roads towards the Chianti wine area on a warm-up one-hour hike. On our way, we pass by the Boboli garden, the ancient city gate, the Villa of Galileo and end the hike with a breathtaking view of Florence. Here, in front of a Medieval yet still functioning monastery, we stretch, exercise, and talk about the city that opens beneath our feet. Passing through a rose garden, we head back with a short stop for an authentic Italian breakfast by the ancient city gate. PLEASE NOTE: this is an outdoor activity that takes place in any weather except heavy rain, strong wind, hailstorm or snow. The activity will be cancelled if weather conditions make it unsafe.
Join a published author, PhD and a licensed guide on my outdoor morning workout with spectacular views! Raised on two continents and half a dozen countries, Florence has been my home over the last 20 years. Unique for its density of art, genius and history concentrated in time and space, all at once, overwhelming the visitor and delighting residents each single day, Florence offers a perfect lifestyle for a lover of beauty and the outdoors - all the things I will share with you on this uniquely local workout hike. Forget the gym for one morning and hike Florence!
Italian breakfast in the end of the hike (coffee, croissant, orange juice) - in a local coffee shop.
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Where you'll be
Meet at the center of the Ponte Vecchio bridge - the main landmark of Florence and very easy to find! Head out of the city on a combination of hidden side streets. We pass by: the villa and house of Galileo, an astronomic observatory, the Medieval walls of Florence, a unique view on the Boboli garden, many panoramic views over Florence, San Miniato al Monte monastery, piazzale Michelangelo, San Niccolo neighborhood, Ponte Alle Grazie bridge.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend. No prior experience necessary but basic level of fitness required.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This is a city hike on small paved roads and only once short stretch on the trail with exercise and stretching in the end of hike. Basic level of fitness required: steep slopes!
Hike Florence: workout like a local!