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Trekking in Tuscany

Siena and the surrounding countryside
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The beauty of trekking in Tuscany is that you always go through medieval villages, castles perched on top of the hills and old farms that make a pretty nice hiking route also full of architectural, artistic, cultural and historical interests. Siena is a good starting point to explore Tuscany.

Panoramic view of Siena
Panoramic view of Siena and the surrounding hills
In the Tuscan countryside there are a myriad of paths, but if you have to choose, the Crete Senesi are an excellent destination. The nature and the relaxing views of these places make trekking here something very pleasant.

The circular itinerary that departs from Montisi and touches Montelifré is one of the treks I recommend.
Path in the Crete Senesi
Larches along a small road in the Crete Senesi
This trail allows you to admire the typical, beautiful Tuscan landscapes, to breathe fresh air in the nature, to admire a characteristic village (Montisi) as well as a castle and some picturesque farmhouses.
Path in the Crete Senesi
Farmhouse along the path from Montisi
It is a half a day trek (which can be extended at will) and it follows generally comfortable paths and dirt roads.
Path in the Crete Senesi
A 4x4 along the itinerary
Path in the Crete Senesi
An almost abandoned farmhouse along this trekking itineary in the Tuscan countryside
You will see very natural landscapes and sometimes a goat or a horse.
Path in the Crete Senesi
A horse, the Tuscan countryside and Montelifré in the background
The trekking itinerary runs just under the castle of Montelifré.
Castle of Montelifré
Castle of Montelifré

The Tuscan countryside is obviously full of wonderful views. After the trek between Montisi and Montelifré, for example, you can opt for a swim in the natural thermal pools of Bagni San Filippo. They are not really close, but, on the other hand, the hot water will regenerate you.
The natural thermal pools of Bagni San Filippo
The natural thermal pools of Bagni San Filippo
In these strange limestone waterfalls, some small pools of different temperature allows living a memorable experience.
The natural thermal pools of Bagni San Filippo
The limestone waterfall at the wildly free natural thermal pools of Bagni San Filippo
Otherwise, you can enjoy some other typical Tuscan landscape, among hills, larches, green fields, yellows, lost farms and ... so much peace.
A field in the hills of Tuscany, near Siena
A field in the hills of Tuscany, near Siena
A field in the hills of Tuscany, near Siena
Soft colourfull hills in the Crete Senesi, especially awesome at sunset
For those who want to spend more days here in Tuscany (which is necessary to appreciate it!!) in Siena click here to find the best offers for accomodation.
A field in the hills of Tuscany, near Siena
Typical Tuscan landscapes near Siena
A field in the hills of Tuscany, near Siena
More green fields in this Tuscan landscapes near Siena
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