- Hike to hilltop towns perched above Chianti’s vineyard-laced valleys, and stay at a picturesque 14th-century palace.
- Discover San Gimignano’s soaring towers and Siena’s Gothic architecture, and soak up the charm of these UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Get an in-depth look at Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio—site of a National Geographic–funded search for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost masterpiece, The Battle of Anghiari.
- Wind your way through the terraced vineyards and olive groves that link the colorful coastal villages of the Cinque Terre.
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We will stay in charming hotels situated in the heart of the towns to which we travel, including a 17th-century estate house. Each hotel is conveniently located for the day’s activities.
This trip has an activity rating of moderate; travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity each day. Hikes range from 2 to 8 hours per day (3 to 12 miles), on moderate to steep grades. In certain areas, the high clay content of the forest terrain, as well as the stone steps of coastal trails, can be particularly slippery when wet. Vehicle support is provided at various points along the way, except in Cinque Terre, which is a car-free zone.
We stay in ideally located, well-appointed hotels with many amenities.
One or two National Geographic adventure guides will lead this trip, often accompanied by local guides.