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Guided walking holidays in
Southern Tuscany

Where We Stay

Accommodation:
For seven nights we stay at the 3 star Albergo di Murlo. The hotel is located in the village of Vescovado di Murlo about 20km south of Siena. It is an excellent base in the heart of Tuscany’s best walking country. The location is quiet yet not far from bustling Siena. In Vescovado di Murlo there are small cafes and shops, a bank and a pharmacy. The historic old walled village of Murlo with its Etruscan museum is nearby with its palazzone (big palace) which was once the summer residence of the Bishop of Siena. Today it houses an archaeological museum displaying fascinating Etruscan artefacts found in local archaeological digs.

Albergo di Murlo is owned and run by the hospitable Rubegni family and three generations all take great pride in their hotel. The restaurant serves excellent Tuscan food all carefully supervised by Mama. There is a large swimming pool (probably not warm enough in May), and an outdoor terrace where it is pleasant to sip a cold drink.

Rooms are modern and comfortable with twin or queen beds, TV with satellite channels, free Wifi, private bathroom with shower and hairdryer.

Eating and Drinking:
Food is important in Italy. Breakfast includes fresh-baked brioches with home-made jam, coffee, juice, yoghurt and cereal. Lunches are either picnics or sometimes we are in a village where it is possible to sample local food at a cafe or pizzeria. Dinners are taken family style and are an Italian event. Some nights we dine at the Albergo di Murlo where the chef prides herself in cooking with only fresh local produce.  For variety, some nights we have dinner in nearby restaurants. House wine is included but if anyone wants to sample some of the great Tuscan wines like Brunello there is always a bottle available in the wine cellar (not included); One can eat, drink and enjoy... after walking you deserve it and in Italy it is expected.

The restaurants can provide vegetarian options.

During our walks there are occasional opportunities to stop for a gelato ice-cream. Be sure to try blood orange or lemon-basil flavours. The bakeries and pastry shops are tempting as well.

Most Tuscan towns have opportunities for wine-tasting. Many of the local vine-yards have their products displayed in the shops.

 

Southern Tuscany

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