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The Ancient roads of Settignano

Florence, Italy

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Experience hosted by Filippo

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Italian

What you'll do

With this experience I'd like to propose you something very different from the usual tourist routes.
A very relaxing hiking on the ancient roads of Settignano Hills of about 8 kilometers walking through a landscape that still offers a fabulous opportunity for a multi focus immersion in the countryside, changing with the rhythm of the seasons.
Here you can stop and observe the beauty of the city down in the valley, where the Arno river flows silently; or, following the contours of the olive groves, raise your eyes to ancient towers or to some old stone houses warmed by the sun and shaped by the wind.
Many more will be the surprises along the way, including the majestic Villa Gamberaia, a small parish with its cemetery and an old terra-cotta tabernacle where an old lady still regularly puts fresh flowers: ancient gestures that still have all the their deep meaning in these places.
Other things to note
Remember that this walk has a medium/easy difficulty. Even if we will walk really slowly you need to be able to walk 9 km with some climb and remember to put good walking shoes on!
With this experience I'd like to propose you something very different from the usual tourist routes.
A very relaxing hiking on the ancient roads of Settignano Hills of about 8 kilometers walking through a landscape that still offers a fabulous opportunity for a multi focus immersion in the countryside, changing with the rhythm of the seasons.
Here you can stop and observe the beauty of the city down in the valley, where the Arno river…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    1/2 lt of water per person is included.
    At the village of Settignano y...
From $15
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$19 per person
$19 per person
Thu, Nov 26
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$19 per person
$19 per person
Fri, Nov 27
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$19 per person
$19 per person

Meet your host, Filippo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Filippo, I was born in Florence in 1976.
In 2001 I took a degree in History and since then I've been studying tourism in Spain, Wales and France.
Back in my hometown in 2009 I took the certification to become a professional tour guide in Tuscany and Florence with a special focus on the countryside of the region and therural area of Florence.
When I design my ideas I prefer to walk through the fascinating historical villages, Villas, following the fooft-prints of ancient paths and roads in a fabulous artistic and naturalistic context.
They proved to be intense and surprising experiences both for me and travellers ready to live something not to buy in any travel agency.
I want to share with you the beauty of the landscape of Toscana, the most important art-work for locals and travellers.
My name is Filippo, I was born in Florence in 1976.
In 2001 I took a degree in History and since then I've been studying tourism in Spain, Wales and France.
Back in my hometown in 2009 I took the certification to become a professional tour guide in Tuscany and Florence with a special focus on the countryside of the region and therural area of Florence.
When I design my ideas I prefer to walk through the fascinating historical villages, Villas, following the fooft-prints of ancie…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at the terminus bus number 10 at Niccolò Tommaseo Square in Settignano village.
The tour consists in a 8-9km walk through the hills, medium difficulty, we will walk toghether slowly as the purpose of the tour is the enjoy the views and experience the peaceful sensations that only the Tuscan countryside can give you.
I'd like to share with you that unique atmosphere of this rural district with the monuments of the city in the valley

2 reviews

Hans-Willem
August 2020
The hike trough hills with Filippo was nice. It’s interesting to see the country side of Firenze. Filippo can tell a lot about it, and there are splendid views of the city. The serenity of the hills after the liveliness of Firenze is overwhelming.
The hike trough hills with Filippo was nice. It’s interesting to see the country side of Firenze. Filippo can tell a lot about it, and there are splendid views of the city. The ser…
Gianni
August 2020
Ho prenotato questa escursione perché mi é sembrato qualcosa di diverso rispetto alle opzioni che si trovano online e devo dire che sono rimasto piacevolmente colpito.Ringrazio Filippo per la Sua disponibilità e professionalità,per avermi fatto scoprire in poche ore un'altra parte della Città,quella meno conosciuta,ma ugualmente bella.Una passeggiata tranquilla,nel silenzio..dove ho imparato un altro po' di storia e allo stesso tempo ho potuto ammirare i colori delle colline toscane nel mese di agosto(anche se sono convinto che ogni mese dell'anno offre uno scenario diverso,ma sempre bello!!)Esperienza molto positiva che consiglio davvero a tutti!!Grazie ancora Filippo,ci rivedremo sicuramente.Gianni
Ho prenotato questa escursione perché mi é sembrato qualcosa di diverso rispetto alle opzioni che si trovano online e devo dire che sono rimasto piacevolmente colpito.Ringrazio Fil…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Put on comfy walking shoes and clothe and I suggest you bring along some water with you. And don't forget to bring your camera!!