This chapter is about Hiking in Tuscany with local.
I will talk about great opportunities that Tuscany has to offer when we talk about hiking or trekking.
Hiking in tuscany is awesome and you can find enormous varieties of terrains where you can challenge yourself.
Because I live in Florence, I explore, especially in this period lots of trails that are in my area.
I have explored almost every corner of Tuscany.
That’s why it would be lovely if you could choose a local guide that knows really well the area.
Tuscany with a local
Travelling is awesome and imagine visiting Tuscany with a local guide with 12 years of experience.
Here you can find all my weekly and monthly tracks:
My profile on www.komoot.com
On this other website you can find my professional profile as an Hiking guide in Tuscany:
Trekking in Tuscany
This time I will talk about a nice walk around Fiesole.
All of you have heard about Fiesole, or at least I hope so. Anyway here you can find some infos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiesole
It’s a straight walk, I mean from a point A to a point B, to come back you have to take alternative routes and You will easily reach more than 20 km.
This specific walk starts in Olmo and ends in Fiesole, 10,5km and 300 D+.
If you want to do it as a round trip then I recommend you to start in Fiesole and go to Olmo.
From Olmo you have to go and catch the path OO, Via degli Dei that will be on your right, walking around 1 km away from the end of the Path in Olmo.
I recommend you always to have studied the territory before taking any steps in a land that you don’t know.
Buy an update map.
A local will help you to understand the area better and move around safer and faster.
Trekking in Tuscany is magnificent and even walks that on paper might not sound surprising at the end are amazing.
Here is hiking in tuscany with a local:
This specific hike is a jump in the ancient glorious history of Florence and its satellite towns.
The path was created by a great group of Walkers, here’s the link:
The hike is called and ripropose the footsteps of Stilicone, Roman general that counterattacked and defeated the Ostrogoths that were besieging Florence.
Ended in a cruel battle between the 2 armies in an area that was delimited in Monteregi, along the road that connects Olmo To Fiesole and vice versa.
The path was created following the Itinerary that Stilicone might have followed to find the Ostrogoths.
It’s very pretty and easy for families with kids. Still think that you must find a way back if you don’t want to walk back. There are buses but you know now during covid services might be affected.
I did from Olmo to Fiesole along the Stilicone path and headed back following the main road that is faster, with cars though.
Other option is to park your car in Caldine:
Via Sant’Andrea a Sveglia, 50010 Caldine FI.
You have a supermarket and lots of parking lots and follow the path as I did here. It should be Cai path 60 and Cai path 9 that leads you on the Silicone path (Cai 10) and then you can head down back to Caldine for a 6 km loop.
Tuscany minor spots
This Hiking in Tuscany experience is to discover hidden and off the beaten tracks paths that are marvellous and local. Not many people around. Locals love to wander around these beautiful and secret paths once they were full of life, now, quite with expensive villas all around.
These routes are about 20 mins away from Florence and you will see great sceneries, amazing olive groves and vineyards.
Taking the alternative version loop from Caldine up following the Cai path 9, I walked on a Roman road! Beautiful!!! and It was there 30 mins away from my house the chance to walk along a Roman road, that is threatened by a slide. I have allerted the authorities so they can try to save it!
In Fiesole at the beginning of the walk you can find some Etruscan tumbs, really really cool!
Really you can find beauty on everycorner of Tuscany. Hiking in Tuscay locally is really super cool and surprisingly amusing.
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