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Trails of Tuscany

Peaceful walking among the rural footpaths and vineyards of Tuscany with time to savour Chianti wines and eat in local restaurants.

  • Tuscany

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board with Dinners in Hotel and Local Restaurants
  • Food & Wine

    Culture

  • May

    Sep

Moderate

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Tour codes: 17500

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Grade 5

This holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and will include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m. See the 'Proposed Itinerary' section for more information.

Most of our paths in Tuscany will be gravel tracks through rolling countryside, but some road walking will be needed due to the way our footpaths link together.

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk sections of the Via Francigena, as the pilgrims once did.
  • Enjoy Siena and wander around Monteriggioni for a taste of historic Tuscany.
  • Savour wonderful landscapes, hilltop villages and Italian cuisine.
  • Visit the village of Greve, in the Chianti wine region.
  • Hear Siena come to life with a local guide.
  • Spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano.
  • Savour Chianti wines at the end of our walk in Greve.

Tuscany, famed for its hilltop villages, rolling landscapes, olive groves and vineyards, is criss-crossed by ancient pathways and medieval pilgrimage routes. This region is home to Chianti wines, cypress lined country roads and forests of oak, beech, and chestnut. The gently rolling scenery offers sweeping views across vineyards and fields of sunflowers to San Gimignano and beyond.

We’ll follow sections of the Via Francigena, a pilgrimage trail from Canterbury to Rome (the route was first documented in 876 AD), explore the Chianti region as our trail winds around the sedate Tuscan landscape around Greve, where we enjoy wine tasting with a view, and we’ll explore the charismatic town of Siena with its glorious Renaissance architecture.

Our holiday is centred around the well known segments of the Pilgrimage route the Via Francigena. On two days we follow the route in and out of San Gimignano, the town has been given UNESCO status and it is easy to see why, it is known as the Town of Fine Towers, with its well-preserved buildings and churches, main piazza and a wonderful local flair. 

  • Return flights from London to Pisa
  • Airport transfers
  • Bed and breakfast en suite accommodation
  • Dinners in the hotel & local restaurants
  • All local transport costs.
  • A half day tour of Siena with an English-speaking local guide
  • Wine tasting in the Chianti hills
  • Entry to Siena Cathedral and the walls of Monteriggioni.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Tuscan Lifestyle!

Meals

Dinner in the Hotel

Accommodation

After arriving at Pisa Airport, we will take a 1hr 30m private transfer to our home for the week Colle Val d'Elsa. The rest of the day will be spent getting used to the Tuscan's' laid back lifestyle while exploring the medieval upper town and perhaps visit the Crystal Workshop, the town being famous worldwide for its production of crystal glass.

Transfer Time = 1.5

Day 2

Our first stretch of the Via Francigena

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & Dinner in a Local Restaurant

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/340m

This is one of the most beautiful routes of the Via Francigena as you walk through pleasant olives groves and cypresses up to the charming village of Montecchio. It is only fitting for our first day’s walking as we walk from our hotel in Colle Val d'Elsa to San Gimignano following in the footsteps of past pilgrims for first time.

Day 3

Vistas of San Gimignano

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & Dinner in a Local Restaurant

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

In the morning we take a private bus to San Gimignano. From here we venture out beyond the walls of the town into the surrounding countryside. As we walk, we see the towers of San Gimignano through olive groves and vineyards as well as far-reaching views of the Tuscan countryside. This is followed by an afternoon of individual exploration of the attractions our hilltop town has to offer.

Day 4

A tale of two towns!

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & Dinner in a Local Restaurant

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100/150m

We start our day hitching up our laces again, heading on out on our private bus to Casone, where we start our morning’s walk to Monteriggioni. We visit Abbadia a Isola, a former abbey, now a peaceful Romanesque church, and then walk along lovely woodland paths to reach the spectacular hilltop town. Monteriggioni is a quiet walled town that makes for a picture-perfect backdrop surrounded by the Chianti hills with especially good views from the town walls. After lunch we take our bus onto Siena where we are joined by a local guide who will bring the capital of Tuscany with its fan shaped central square to life for us. After we have finished our exploration of the town take some time to discover the towns iconic Cathedral.

Day 5

Free Day

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & Dinner in a Local Restaurant

Accommodation

Today is a day at your leisure. Your leader will have plenty of ideas but Pisa, Florence and Volterra are all achievable in a day. Be aware each of these will be a full day and involve quite a degree of travel.

Day 6

Into the Chianti Hills

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & Dinner in a Local Restaurant

Accommodation

Wine Tasting

No self respecting trip to Tuscany would be complete without a vineyard tour culminating in a spot of wine tasting!

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    350m

Starting from the picturesque Tuscan town of Greve (pronounced Grevey) today you enjoy a typical route through what can only be described as glorious landscapes! We visit the hilltop town of Montefioralle, a hidden gem and Panzano, a regional wine centre, before our route loops us back to Greve and most importantly our final stop of the day, wine tasting.

Expect at our tasting to explore the process of wine production through 3 classic wines, whilst enjoying local salami, olive oil and Tuscan breads as well as fresh pecorino cheese. A simply superb day!

Day 7

Following the Via Francigena!

Meals

Breakfast in the hotel & Dinner in a Local Restaurant

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Taking private transport out of town we enjoy a full day of walking from Gambassi Terme along the Via Francigena pilgrims’ route back to San Gimignano. Today, as well as vineyards and olive groves, we see hills dotted with farmhouses and cypresses and distant views of higher mountains – a typical Tuscan landscape. Approaching San Gimignano, you will soon spot the impressive town towers which are so famous one last time. Upon reaching the town we will transfer back to Colle Val d'Elsa.

Day 8

Goodbye Tuscany

Meals

Breakfast

It is time to say goodbye to Italy, her people and stunning countryside as we head back to Pisa Airport for our return to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

16th May 2024 - 23rd May 2024 (7 Nights)

19th Sep 2024 - 26th Sep 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Pisa
  • Airport transfers by road c. 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel La Vecchia Cartiera

In the heart of Tuscany lies Colle Val d'Elsa a well known pilgrim stop off along the Via Francigena. With 38 rooms this family run hotel offers a calm and familiar atmosphere and has done for many years. Up until 1978 the building was a papermill with the paper it produced being used in many ancient Tuscan documents.

Each room is equipped with a minibar, air conditioning, seasonal heating, digital tv, Free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone and private en-suite bathroom.

On the hotel site is also a bar and the local restaurant is well known by the local for its Tuscan cuisine.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and will include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m. See the 'Proposed Itinerary' section for more information.

Most of our paths in Tuscany will be gravel tracks through rolling countryside, but some road walking will be needed due to the way our footpaths link together.

Walks & Excursions

Food & Wine Special Interest

Local cuisine and wines are an important ingredient in everyone’s plans, and our Food & Wine holidays aim to include dining out at local restaurants where we can, as part of your experiences, as well as delving a little deeper into local delicacies and including visits and tastings at wineries and beer houses, plus we might explore a city on a food tour with stops to visit a market, enjoy a cookery class or follow a tapas or meze trail. 

On our Trails of Tuscany holiday we spend time walking the vineyards of the region in the Chianti hills before a wine tasting experience and vineyard tour at the well respected Viticcio Wine Estate just outside Greve in Chianti. Taking our dinners in local restaurants also gives us a chance to better absorb local cuisine and better understand the tastes of Tuscany.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Italy

The currency in Italy is the Euro.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

We fly from London to Pisa and back with British Airways. The transfer between Pisa Airport and the hotel is by road and takes approximately 1.5 hour.

Once in Tuscany transport will be via foot or hired transport.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfasts are served each morning at the hotel. Lunches are packed lunches with items sourced and paid for by yourselves from local supermarkets or markets.

On two evenings dinner will be taken in the hotel. On the remaining five nights your Leader will take you to local restaurants close to the hotel giving us the chance to sample local cuisine and get to know the colourful locals more. Some restaurants we go to may offer a set menu but they will always do their best to meet dietary constraints.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Italian Laws & Customs

In some Italian towns and cities you may be fined for dropping litter and in some towns or cities it’s an offence to sit on monument steps or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of main churches, historic monuments and public buildings. It’s also an offence to enter or bathe in public fountains.

In May 2019, the Municipality of Capri introduced a law forbidding the use of any disposable plastic objects such as bags, cutlery, plates, cups, food packaging, trays, straws on the island of Capri. Violations can incur a fine of up to 500 euros.

Illegal traders operate on the streets of all major Italian cities, particularly tourist cities like Florence, Venice and Rome. Don’t buy from illegal street traders. You could be stopped by the local police and fined.

It is illegal to remove sand, shells or pebbles from coastal areas in Italy. Doing so may result in heavy fines. It’s also forbidden to collect various species of flowers, plants and herbs from mountain and wooded areas. For more information, check with the regional authorities of the area you’re visiting.

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Italy

  • Capital

    Rome

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Italian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • February

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • July

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • October

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • November

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 96mm

  • December

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

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