Hiking in Italy
HIDDEN TRAILS OF CINQUETERRE
Cinque Terre is one of the most amazing parts of the Italian Riviera, included in the UNESCO Heritage List. Recently discovered by tourists from all over the World, Cinque Terre can only be really appreciated in its unique splendor with the help of a professional licensed hiking guide.
Your private guide will meet you at your local hotel or upon arrival for a full day outside the beaten path, in which you will admire the five fishing villages and the dramatic steep cliffs, surrounded by breathtaking views. During this hiking tour you will visit Monterosso, dated back to 643 AD, the oldest and largest of the villages.
Hiking the hidden path at the very end of the main road leaving behind the mainstream of tourism you will have stunning views of the old part of Monterosso, get an understanding of its origin as a fortified town in the Middle Ages and also get the opportunity to see where originally the first inhabitants settled down. Surrounded by chestnut trees you will discover a beautiful monastery- called Soviore.
Walking further following the main path, you will then reach the valley around Vernazza, the most alive, colorful and picturesque village and its sanctuary beautifully hidden in the fresh, evergreen, scented vegetation, with the sea constantly on sight.
Vernazza offers you also the chance for a traditionally locally sourced lunch and break before restarting your hike towards the next village of Corniglia. During the day you will go through Cinque Terre’s Muretti stone walls, you will see several castles and illustrious parish churches and you will admire the beautiful scenic terraces cultivated with vines and olive trees, facing the sea, and offering stunning views in all directions in what truly is one of the best hidden gem of Italian coastline.
HIKING IN AMALFI
Named by the local “Il Sentiero degli Dei” this 4 miles trail, out of the beaten path, will take your breath away with its astonishing views and untouched landscapes of one of the most famous piece of coastline in the world.
You will walk across the passes of Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi mountain, admiring the enchanting panoramas of Praiano, Positano, Li Galli Islets, Capri and its Faraglioni rocks.
This trail goes through tunnels of elm and oak trees surrounded by strawberries bushes and Mediterranean vegetation; it crosses wild cliffs adorned by prehistoric caves and terraced vineyards, to end up at the small village of Nocelle at the bottom of the Monte Pertuso, which is only 2000 stairs steps away from Positano and its fairy-tale like colorful villas.
HIKING DAY IN CHIANTI WITH WINE TASTING
Once you meet your Hiking Guide in San Gimignano, you will hike the trails and woods around this beautiful beautiful town, often described as the Medieval Manhattan for its unique skyline.
After the hike your driver will take you inside this medieval fortress, here you will have a great lunch in a traditional restaurant within the city wall. Your driver will make sure to give you plenty of information about this charming town before giving you time on your own to climb the Torre Grossa, which at 177 feet high, is the tallest of the fourteen towers in town and offers exceptional views. You will enjoy a walk in its charming streets and have the best gelato of your life in Piazza della Cisterna and finally meet with your driver again to get to one of the more traditional winery in the heart of the Chianti region, Castello Di Monsanto, where you will be able to overview the cultivation techniques in the vineyards, the production phases and do a great tasting while visiting the historic cellars.
A visit to admire the beauty of their own gardens will close the experience in this enchanted castle in Tuscany.