Category Archives: walking in Tuscany

A winter walk

Winter is nearly over!  I’m not a winter person and I am very ready for Spring. It has been an unusual winter. Very mild and no snow at all here in the valley. But very wet. Rain, rain and more … Continue reading

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The coolest place in Tuscany?

These scorching hot August days have us desperately seeking cool.  With its shade and icy cold pools Orrido di Botri is probably the coolest activity we’ve found.  Orrido di Botri is a nature reserve in northern Tuscany and in summer … Continue reading

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Wet feet in the woods with Red Riding Hood

What do you see here? Handy stepping stones  to jump across a stream or icy cold winter mountain water that no sane person would go anywhere near in mid January?  Want to look closer? Looking a bit colder now? Let … Continue reading

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A Winter Walk

Time for sunny winter walk! The weather gods are smiling on us again, gone is the grey and now we are having those beautiful crisp sunny days that remind us winter really can be okay! So I’ve temporarily set aside … Continue reading

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My favourite walk, to the Chiesina Alpini, Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany

An ideal walk for me is one that is circular so as not to have to return the same route, not too long, plenty of interest, and with refreshment at the end! This walk meets all those criteria, and even … Continue reading

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Vinci. Leonardo’s Tuscany

Vinci as in Leonardo da Vinci-from Vinci, a small town in Tuscany, Italy. Another winter excursion. Notice how these only occur on sunny days! Not to fool you that it’s always sunshine here in Tuscany, but because I hibernate on … Continue reading

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Walk one Tuscan mountain!

So where to start this blog???  Apart from  finally setting up the blog the other thing I’ve ‘achieved’ this week is  making it to the top of Monte Prato Fiorito, so I’ll start there. Not quite ‘Climb every mountain’ more … Continue reading

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