Explore the mystical Tuscan coastline of the Maremma, a hilly area dotted with vineyards, castles and a sandy coast with beautiful beaches.
This region has been inhabited for millennia, and along our trails we will discover many archaeological sites. We walk through pine tree forests and aromatic Mediterranean vegetation to sandy beaches. In the nearby Uccellina mountains we explore a medieval Cistercian abbey.
Nearby Mount Argentario is a peninsula tied to Tuscany by just two strips of land. This wild and unspoilt promontory was once used as a defensive fortress, and indeed, its former military function is still visible today.
From Porto Ercole we meander up through Oak Forest to the Convento dei Frati Passionisti, a Monastery, built in 1737. From the summit of Monte Argentario at 645 meters we descend to the panoramic seaside town of Porto Santo Stefano, which is the departure point to the Giglio Island.
This ultimate hidden gem offers the bluest of seas all around, and fabulous beaches to unwind after a day of walking. The largest part of the island is wild and covered by Mediterranean vegetation.
Get ready to be intoxicated by a whirl of fragrances. The wild beauty of the countryside around Capalbio will sweep you off your feet to mystical places such as the magnificent Tarot garden, which features large colourful sculptures created by renowned Artist Nikki de Saint Phalle.
With just a ferry ride away we will immerse ourselves into the dreamy Italian island of Elba, one of the most beautiful Islands in the Mediterranean! The meandering footpaths on the colourful island bring us through the quaintest of villages, green shady forests leading us up to high secluded peaks, which offer stunning 360° views of this slice of paradise!
Elba's typical low Mediterranean vegetation offers a large variety and the greatest treat is that they can always finish off at one of the many inviting beaches to cool off from the day with a fresher approach.
Our Hotels and Cuisine
Our hotel in the Maremma is a renovated historic farm which is in the same family since 1830 in a spectacular landscape with olive trees, vineyards and fields of golden grain. In Elba we stay in a charming hotel close to the seaside.
We were highly satisfied with the way the tour was conducted and the cosy size of the group! The travelling was long across Italy but don't know how that could be changed. We were very happy with the diverse itinerary and the way our wonderful guides looked after us in every way attending to all our needs with professionalism, care and humour! The hotels were of a very high standard and the gourmet food every night was a special highlight! Picnic lunches added a nice touch! It was a super adventure for us exceeding our expectations and we definitely want more! Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Gabriela and Francesco for the great job you did - we salute you!"
David from Canberra, ACT Australia 
An enjoyable 15 days while exploring gorgeous old towns and villages, vineyards and forested areas through trails we could never manage to find on our own. Our tour guides did a great job, always supportive and organised. Food was plentiful and varied, BUT only sometimes gourmet... and where were the vegetables!"