Florence Urban Trekking Bellosguardo

Florence Urban Trekking Bellosguardo

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Piazzale di Porta Romana

Piazzale di Porta Romana

50125 Firenze


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A walking tour with great scenic and historical interest around the Oltrarno hills in Florence

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Discovering the Oltrarno hills and the area of Bellosguardo.

Starting from Piazza Torquato Tasso we will walk in hilly streets and reach S.Francesco di Paola church. Then, through a gentle uphill around Bellosguardo area we will admire historical residences surrounded by beautiful mediterranean gardens.

We will see the historical S. Vito and Modesto before walking to San Bartolomeo a Monte Oliveto, an UNESCO heritage site, known to be the birthplace of the "Annunciation" by Leonardo da Vinci. Walking to the magnificent Villa Strozzi Gardens, one of the most beautiful and historical green areas with incredible hillside views in Florence.

Next, we will explore some of the ancient cobblestone roads used since the Middle ages by pilgrims and traders to get in and out of town.

A magnificent panoramic spot with incredible views ranging from center to Fiesole hills will await on the top of Bellosguardo hill, a great reward for the slight uphill walk. A gentle downhill will introduce S. Ilario a Colombaia, an ancient pilgrims hospice dated XI century. The small square Villa has been a homestay for the famous novelist John Fenimore Cooper.

A characteristic hill road will unveil a "Via Matris", seven devotion tiles representing the Seven Pains of Mary, dated 1934, before heading to Porta Romana.

When: Monday, Thursday start 14:00 end 17:00

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Guiding and assistance from professional hiking and nature interpretive guide, L.R. 86/2016 with RCT insurance


Uphill: +150mt

Level: easy

Characteristics: panoramic walk with cultural and naturalistic interests

Start: 14:00 - End: 17:00

Meeting Point: Piazza Torquato Tasso

The tour will be carried out upon reaching a minimum of four individual participants or a private group, or - in any case - on request at the minimum quota of four people

What I have to bring for the walk? Snacks, water, walking shoes, comfortable clothes, sunhat, rain gear (depending on weather), small backpack, face mask

Cancellation and no-show policies

The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and / or alert.

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