Short Escorted Tours: Tuscany

There are many Short Escorted Tours of Tuscany available for your vacation.  Why not begin with a trip to the divine waters of the Val Di Chiana?

Mount Amiata produces a spectacle that prompted ancient Etruscans to think they had divine provenance.  The Mount is an ancient and extinct volcano.  It produces water that freezes from the lofty woods near its peak to hot lava that boils beneath the soil on other slopes.

Though modern science has an explanation for the thermal spas that bubble up from the land, the early peoples erected temples to these springs.  In later years, poets like Horace and intellectuals like Chagall, Fellini and Pirandello visited the spas for renewal.  This two thousand year old tradition continues and beckons the global traveler to step in and partake in this ancient practice.

Another short itinerary includes the “wine roads” which feature wineries and vineyards.   There are a total of 14 wine roads and all of them feature history, culture and environmental science that will keep you interested in this intriguing part of Italy.

Ask your guide to plan this itinerary for you because you can otherwise spend long distances traversing the countryside in search of the next “wine road”.  Your tour guide will also know which of the wineries have tours on horseback, a truly unique and Old World experience you will remember for a lifetime.

Yet another short trip to consider is a hike along the Etruscan Coast.  You begin your 45 minute walk in Populania at the Piazzale del Reciso.  A well-worn path takes you past olive trees and oaks, past ruins of the Hellenistic Age and ending at the cliffs overlooking the ocean where you can enjoy a bagged lunch before walking back up the hill.

These are just a few suggestions for Short Escorted Tours Tuscany that your guide can organize.  Ask Federica about a custom designed tour that is perfect for you.

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