Category: Itineraries


Dry stone walls:near Siena you learn to build them

The dry stone walls were one of the first examples of human artifact, an attempt to change the environment to obtain a specific use: building a shelter or define a place. The ancient Greeks and Romans built dry stone walls because they were cheaper and easier to build. During a trekking itinerary into the Tuscan countryside it’s very common to see one of these walls running tight and solid along a field or covered with musk in the thick vegetation of...

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Via degli Dei: an Appennines itinerary

Why the name “Via degli Dei” (Gods’ itinerary)? Because this route passes through places with evocative names: Monte Adonis, Monzuno (Mons Jovis, Mount of Jupiter), Mount Venere, Mount Lunario (Lua was the Roman goddess of Atonement). From Fiesole to Felsina, the Etruscans walked this path for at least four centuries (VII-IV cent. BC) to expand their trade and control over the Po Valley. Later, the Romans built a real road to connect Arezzo and Rome through the Apennines. During the...

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Bike routes in Mugello

Are you a bicycle addict? Not far from Florence you can discover a territory composed by two geographic parts: the “Mugello” (with the villages of San Piero a Sieve, Barberino di Mugello, Scarperia, Borgo San Lorenzo, Vicchio and Dicomano) and “Alto Mugello” (with Firenzuola, Palazzuolo sul Senio and Marradi). This big area, that lays down between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, is the ideal destination for bikers of all levels: the association Senio Bike located in Palazzuolo sul Senio will give...