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Etruscan Mysteries – Pitigliano and the south of Tuscany

from  890,00

From Orvieto to the Tyrrhenian Sea

Maremma is the new frontier of fashionable tourism in Tuscany. Before the last war it used to be a marshy,forgotten by gods land. But once the drying of the marshes was completed it gave birth to a flourishing agriculture. In the past decades it has also been discovered by tourism and by wine makers. Its beaches have replaced Viareggio in the “In” crowd and the hinterland with its olive trees covered hills and its medieval boroughs is an uncrowded, unspoilt yet magically beautiful land. It is also the land of the Etruscans, the mysterious population that, before the Romans, colonised central Italy. Monumental tombs and sacred roads carved in the soft, golden “Tufo” rocks are hidden treasures to be discovered and towns such as Pitigliano and Sorano are an amazing view in the setting sun. Last, but not least, the Morellino di Scansano and the Montecucco are becoming part of wine list in fashionable restaurants.

  • Holiday Type
    Hiking Holidays
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
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All about the Etruscan Mysteries – Pitigliano and the south of Tuscany.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

> Orvieto
>Pitigliano and Sovana
> Etruscan Tumbs and Necropolis
> Saturiano hot pools
> Uccellina Park

HOW DOES IT WORK:

We transfer  your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.

We book  your hotels

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels orxb&b or country Inns.

We supply detailed  route notes and maps

At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and GPS maps

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • All Breakfast ( Dinners on Demand )
  • Luggage transfer
  • Road Book & Maps
  • Emergency number 24/7
SHARE YOUR OPINIONItems that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Hi Beppe,
I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time on our recent self guided tour of Southern Tuscany. We loved the walk, the accommodation, and the people, and the lack of crowds – and I think you may have some friends of ours join you next year.
Regards,
Lyn

  1. ORVIETO Day 1 – Arrival in Orvieto

    Orvieto is less than 1h30 from Rome . Reach the town by your own means – Visit this beautiful town, with its superb Duomo, its underground voults and its medieval churches. Night in a centrally located 4 stars hotel.One of our representative will pick you up at your hotel and after a short briefing about the tour, will transfer you to Pitigliano one of the “Tufo” towns perched on a high cliff.

  2. PITIGLIANO Day 2 – Pitigliano and Sovana

    On the way you will visit Civita di Bagnoregio, a ghost town, part of the Unesco world heritage. Pitigliano is a medieval town with Etruscan origins and it host the oldest Juish getto in Italy. After a tour of town, start walking towards Sovana along one of the “vie cave” which are ceremonial routes literally carved in the soft tufo rock, man carved canyons – Night in Sovana

  3. ETRUSCAN MYSTERIES Day 3 – Sovana surroundings

    Sovana itself is a beautiful little town with 2 very old churches well worth visiting and a few articraft boutiques. Within short walking distance there are two of the most impressive Etruscan burial sites with monumental tombs almost thee thousand years old. In the afternoon you can catch a bus to the near town of Sorano – Same hotel

  4. SOVANA Day 4 – Sovana – Saturnia – km 14

    A pleasant daay among soft hills and oak woods to reach Saturnia, a thermal place among the most famous in Tuscany une Your « Agritourismo » (which means country Inn), where you are staying has its own hot water swimming pool. A dream after a tiring walking day !

  5. SATURNIA LOOP Day 5 – Saturnia loop – Km 11

    A relaxing day ! aftera short walk you can soak in the milky water of the Cascate del Mulino. Entrance is free and there is a small restaurant close by. Do not forget your swimming suite !

  6. MANCIANO Day 6 – Saturnia – Manciano

    A peaceful landscape, unfolding through olive and chestnut trees and Mesiterranean bushes and ending among vineyards. It is a fairly long day and one can stop in Montemerano for lunch . The agritourism where you spend the night is an organic farm and they will serve supper with their produce.(optional)

  7. LAND OF MORELLINO Day 7- Semproniano to Manciano

    A softer landscape for this last day. Mediterranean bushes, chestnut trees and olive and vineyards and farmland where sheeps graze peacefully. You will be walking to a nice agriturismo in the middle of rich farmland.

  8. THE MARINE PARK Day 8 – Manciano Uccellina park

    Transfer to your “ agriturismo in the heart of the Parco dell’Uccellina. Spend the day relaxing near the sea or hike on a loop inside the park among scented bushes and maritime pine trees, il view of the sea.
    Night at an agriturismo inside the park.

Accommodation Level

 

Day 1 – Orvieto

Day 2 – Sovana

Day 3 – Saturnia

Day 4 – Saturnia ( second night )

Day 5 – Manciano

Day 6 – Alberese

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Some pics from our HotelsOn average the hotels are 3 star level

Some pics from our B&BsWe choose cozy B&B with friendly and professional owners

What happens if I can’t walk / cycle a stage?

If you find the stage too long or if for any reason you cannot walk at all for one day, let us know the previous week and we can arrange for you to go for a short stretch or for the entire stage with the luggage transfer . In some cases a small fee will be asked and you can pay it directly to the driver.

When is the best time of year?

Generally speaking the best season is certainly from April to October; however, it varies with each stage:
– You can only cross the Alps(week 1) from June 15th to September 15th
– The Appennino mountains (week 4) are more pleasurable from mid May to the end of September
– We suggest that you avoid walking among the rice fields (week 2&3) in full summer

How does the baggage transfers work?

Every morning you leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation, better with a name-tag and you will find it at your arrival at the next accommodation. It has to be delivered by 2pm

Do you provide GPS files for all days?

Yes, on request we can provide GPS files, but we will still supply the paper description just in case your GPS does not work!

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