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Southern Tuscany

Where We Stay

Accommodation for seven nights is 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.

The hotel is owned and run by the hospitable Rubegni family who take great pride in the hotel. The restaurant serves excellent Tuscan food. There is a lovely large swimming pool (probably not warm enough in May), a bar and lounge.

Rooms at the Albergo di Murlo are modern with twin or double beds, private bathroom with shower, and TV. 

Italian breakfast includes fresh-baked brioches with 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 which is in season. Wine is included. For variety, some nights we have dinner in nearby restaurants. 

If you are a vegetarian the restaurants can provide vegetarian options.

During our walks there are opportunities to stop for a gelato ice-cream or a cappucino. The towns have plenty of places for wine-tasting...many of the vine-yards have their products displayed in the shops. One can eat, drink and enjoy... after walking you deserve it and in Italy it is expected.

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