Italy September 2014

Italy September 2014

Italy September 2014

South Tuscany  At last we get to the walks - the major portion of the trip.    This page is devoted to the walks on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.  The Walkers' World representatives, David and JR, and guides Lorenzo and Sarah were responsible for a well thought-out itinerary and setting the historical context to explain what we were seeing.   It was very difficult to winnow down all the photos taken to a few that are representative of Tuscany in general and the towns in particular.




The Tuscany - South Walking Tour group photo


A great group to be with



From our headquarters at Vescovado we walk to the hill-top village of Murlo.


We take the bus to Montalcino and, after lunch walk part of the Pilgrimage route  to the remote abbey of St. Antimo.  Note the hills...



 A longish bus ride to the starting point for this day's walk.  We walk through the countryside to the (hill-top) town of San Gimignano.


It's a nice, warm day and in the afternoon the town does a lively trade in gelatos.



We're off to the ancient hot springs  of Bagno Vignoni from our starting point at San Quirico.


In the afternoon we bused to Pienza for a look around.  Later we visit an old church with some interesting decorations.