June 14th 2016

Hiking Italy in the fall is wonderful.

The lingering warmth of the still-long days makes for pleasant walking and balmy evenings area perfect for an aperitivo or after dinner passeggiata. We still have a few places left on some of our fall Walks, so see which takes your fancy and make a booking now to secure a place. Here are just a few of the highlights:


Explore Puglia with The Wayfarers

Puglia

In Puglia, in Italy’s deep southern "heel", see the famous trulli houses and spend two days in the extraordinary town of Matera, whose inhabitants lived in caves carved out of a limestone promontory cut in two by a spectacular ravine. Of course it wouldn't be Italy without good food and wine and Puglia is home to some of Italy’s most interesting cuisine, from fresh seafood to an opulent array of antipasti.


Via Francigena, Tuscany

On the trail from Lucca to Siena. For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have walked the Via Francigena here, once the major pilgrimage route from Northern Europe to the Holy See at Rome. Start the vacation with a gentle cycle ride around the magnificently preserved 16th-century ramparts of Lucca. After wending our way through some of Tuscany’s loveliest countryside, we say farewell in Siena, another beautiful city, with its fabulous duomo, a Gothic feast of black and white marble, towering over the famous Piazza del Campo.


Explore Tuscany with The Wayfarers

Classic Tuscany

What can we say about our Classic Tuscany tour? Well, just one day in our itinerary finds us walking down below the ancient walls of Pienza and visiting the ancient Pieve of Corsignano, stunning in its simplicity. We will then cross the wheatfields made famous by the film Gladiator to Il Rigo where we will roll up our sleeves and don aprons for cookery lesson. After lunch we will continue on to Bagno Vignoni to relax in the hot water springs of this unique spa hamlet.


Explore Classic Tuscany with The Wayfarers

Sicily

In Western Sicily, marvel at the enormous ruins of the temples at Selinunte, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Excavations have uncovered extensive ruins, but experts now believe that the destruction was caused by earthquakes rather than by armies. In Eastern Sicily we walk on Mount Etna, Europe's most famous active volcano. It reaches to almost 11,000 ft and dominates the city of Catania and its surrounding sea. Around the crater is a lunar landscape but the lower slopes are extremely fertile and the land abounds in oranges, mandarins, lemons, olives, prickly pears, bananas, eucalyptus and the vines that produce the excellent Etna wine. Take the two Walks together for the ultimate experience of the Mediterranean’s largest island. Find details of all these Walks on our contact us for more information.

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