Casentino, Hidden Tuscany

Casentino, Hidden Tuscany

Although you may have been to the main sites in Tuscany there are many more beautiful corners, breathtaking landscapes, and picturesque towns to explore.  Our travels will take us along the ridges of the Apennine mountains into the verdant forests of the national park of Casentino, to hidden monasteries and small villages, and to where the Arno river springs forth. History, castles, saints, hearty food, as well as kind people and good wine, abound!

$5,300 - $5600 (6-12 members)

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Tour Overview

Day 1-4

From Florence we will hike the surrounding mountains, and have a cooking lesson in a country kitchen on the Florentine hillsides. The following day we will transfer to Vicchio where we will spend our next two nights and from which we will visit the peculiarities of the Mugello.  

Day 4-7

On our transfer to the Casentino we will hike through the Rufina wine terroir on our way to the town of Stia, nestled in the Casentino Valley and source of the Arno river. Wonderful forests, medieval castles and hearty food here.

Day 8-10

From the town of Poppi we will visit several still functioning ancient monasteries tucked into the Apennine mountains on our hikes through extensive varied woods and forests. Drop off in Florence.

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Dates and Prices

Trip Cost $5,300 – $5600 (6-12 members)

Single supplement: $700

*Smaller groups and fewer days option are available upon request


Summer: June 

Autumn: September 

Trip Payment Schedule At time of reservation: $500

60 days prior to departure: Balance

Cancellation  Fee Schedule Up to 91 days prior to departure: No charge!

61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost

46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost

45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

Trip Price Includes Expert leadership of a Journey Through Italy Trip Leader and local guides;

Accommodations in comfortable inns, hotels, homes, castles, mountain huts;

All meals included (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners);

Wine with meals;

All transportation during the tour (van, bus, boat, ferries, cable car or funicular);

All entry fees to: museums, historic sites and parks;

Trip Price Does Not Include  

Air and land transportation to and from the trip, and individual arrival or departure transfers;

Personal expenses, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff;

Additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to airline schedule changes or other factors;

Travel insurance or passports;

Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non outside of group meals, snacks, room service, laundry, etc.);

Clothing and Equipment You will receive a detailed list of suggestions for packing upon tour reservation.

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Clothing and Equipment

A detailed list will be supplied upon tour reservation

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