We will meet near Monteriggioni (about 20 minutes drive from Siena), a unique castle surrounded by beautiful countryside, which has been playing a basic role in the regional history. Sitting in front of a good cappuccino, we’ll decide our route between a range of possible hikes (from 3 to 8 km) to explore the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim road which leads to the Vatican city. The area is fulfilled with amazing views, nature, history and local traditions. After the hike in the countryside we will conquer the castle, but more is yet to come: walk along the top of the walls and try medieval weapons in the historic museum! I will give you some good tips for the rest of your day in Monteriggioni and the surrounding area.
I was born and raised in the countryside near Siena, by an organic cheese farm. After university I’ve worked and travelled abroad, cultivating my innate passion for nature and outdoor activities. I currently work as a licensed Nature Guide in Tuscany, my beloved homeland: I really get excited and passionate to share my knowledge with people from around the world. My routes are uncrowded and peaceful, to really experience the soul of this wonderful land. Let’s live it together!
Cappuccino, juice or whatever you wish
Castle walls and Museum ticket
Meeting point is Bar dell'Orso, Via Cassia Nord 23 Monteriggioni (make sure your gps/phone can find the Bar location, which is next to the highway exit "Monteriggioni"). There is a car park opposite the Bar (if you don't have a car, ask me how to get there). We will hike through the beautiful countryside up to the castle of Monteriggioni, where we'll enjoy a unique walk on the walls! ...and maybe an artisan gelato ;)