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Italy: Maremma

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Italy: Maremma

In Tuscany’s unspoiled south, Maremma presents a slowed-down world of sublime wines sipped in backyard vineyards, tranquil fishing villages and rugged butteri herding cattle from horseback. In this memorable setting, you’ll walk the ancient Vie Cave—Etruscan footpaths carved deep into man-made canyons of volcanic rock—and pause to enjoy the stillness of oak and chestnut forests blanketed with moss. The medieval city of Pitigliano delights, with its vibrant Jewish heritage, cobblestone streets, and prominent location atop (and carved into) cliffs of tufa. Soak up the “curative” hot springs of Saturnia, where locals have flocked since Roman times. In the wine cellar of an acclaimed DOC vintner, savor the best local vintages during a private tasting. Throughout your journey, relish delectable regional fare in authentic Slow Food restaurants and a hands-on cooking class. It’s no wonder that Travel + Leisure selected Maremma as one of the world’s “Best Travel Destinations” in 2015; join us to find out why.


Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the frescoes in Tarquinia’s Etruscan necropolis, lavishly painted in red, indigo, and gold—an unforgettable mix of candid moments from daily life, striking landscapes, and festive celebrations.
  • Walk the rolling hills and preserved farmland of La Farnesiana, moving between cork-oak woodland and farmers’ tracks with wide-open views of the sea.
  • Cap your journey with a boat trip to delightful Giglio Island, where pastel buildings and lighthouses add vibrant color to the verdant scenery.
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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

The Via Francigena: Sutri to Capranica

Begin by walking the fabled Via Francigena to Sutri, an ancient hill town laden with Bronze Age, Etruscan, Roman, and medieval treasures. Later, settle in at your country villa before enjoying an evening visit to the Etruscan Museum, home to many pre-Roman artifacts.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 2

La Farnesiana

Walk through La Farnesiana’s golden wheat fields, passing farms where shepherds tend their flocks with big, white Maremmano sheepdogs. After an Italian country feast for lunch, you may choose your afternoon option: unwind with a spa treatment at the hotel, enjoy a hands-on cooking class, or embark on an easy walk through the outskirts of Tarquinia.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 3

Morning visit to Monterozzi - Calvario Etruscan Necropolis

Discover the vibrant colors of Tarquinia’s Etruscan Necropolis, whose frescoed tombs date to the seventh century BC. This afternoon, travel inland to Maremma’s tufa region, stopping by the charming village of Montemerano for a stroll before arriving at your hotel and savoring dinner on its panoramic terrace.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 4

Roccalbegna to Rocchette di Fazio

Begin your day in the beautiful fortified village of Roccalbegna, situated between two imposing cliffs above the Albegna River valley. From here, you’ll set out through the Riserva Naturale di Rocconi to Rocchette di Fazio, home to a towering castle set on a limestone bluff. Enjoy lunch in a nearby osteria before continuing on foot to Semproniano or enjoying a soak in the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 5

Sovana to Pitigliano

Today’s walk takes you from Sovana to charming Pitigliano, perched high on a tufa outcropping and nicknamed “Little Jerusalem” for its rich Jewish history. Arriving via an ancient road carved into the volcanic rock, you’ll discover Pitigliano’s sights on a guided walking tour, then sample traditional specialties at a Slow Food restaurant. Afterward, transfer to Monte Argentario—a promontory on Maremma’s coast.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 6

Giglio Island

Ferry to Giglio Island, discovering the medieval streets and fortress of Giglio Castello and wandering the island’s trails for spectacular Tyrrhenian Sea vistas. Tonight, gather for aperitivi and the Maremma sunset, followed by dinner at your hotel’s rooftop restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 7

Departure from Rome

Shuttle to Rome’s Termini train station, where you’ll bid your group farewell.

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Day 1

The Via Francigena: Sutri to Capranica

Begin by walking the fabled Via Francigena to Sutri, an ancient hill town laden with Bronze Age, Etruscan, Roman, and medieval treasures. Later, settle in at your country villa before enjoying an evening visit to the Etruscan Museum, home to many pre-Roman artifacts.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 2

La Farnesiana

Walk through La Farnesiana’s golden wheat fields, passing farms where shepherds tend their flocks with big, white Maremmano sheepdogs. After an Italian country feast for lunch, you may choose your afternoon option: unwind with a spa treatment at the hotel, enjoy a hands-on cooking class, or embark on an easy walk through the outskirts of Tarquinia.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 3

Morning visit to Monterozzi - Calvario Etruscan Necropolis

Discover the vibrant colors of Tarquinia’s Etruscan Necropolis, whose frescoed tombs date to the seventh century BC. This afternoon, travel inland to Maremma’s tufa region, stopping by the charming village of Montemerano for a stroll before arriving at your hotel and savoring dinner on its panoramic terrace.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 4

Roccalbegna to Rocchette di Fazio

Begin your day in the beautiful fortified village of Roccalbegna, situated between two imposing cliffs above the Albegna River valley. From here, you’ll set out through the Riserva Naturale di Rocconi to Rocchette di Fazio, home to a towering castle set on a limestone bluff. Enjoy lunch in a nearby osteria before continuing on foot to Semproniano or enjoying a soak in the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 5

Sovana to Pitigliano

Today’s walk takes you from Sovana to charming Pitigliano, perched high on a tufa outcropping and nicknamed “Little Jerusalem” for its rich Jewish history. Arriving via an ancient road carved into the volcanic rock, you’ll discover Pitigliano’s sights on a guided walking tour, then sample traditional specialties at a Slow Food restaurant. Afterward, transfer to Monte Argentario—a promontory on Maremma’s coast.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 6

Giglio Island

Ferry to Giglio Island, discovering the medieval streets and fortress of Giglio Castello and tracing the island’s trails, taking in spectacular Tyrrhenian Sea vistas. Tonight, gather for aperitivi and the Maremma sunset, followed by dinner at your hotel’s rooftop restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 7

Departure from Rome

Shuttle to Rome’s Termini train station, where you’ll bid your group farewell.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Rome, Italy

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Upon arrival at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Visconti Palace Hotel, approximately 45-minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Visconti Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy

Located on the right bank of the Tiber River between the Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza Navona, and the Vatican, this chic city-center hotel offers access to Rome’s monuments, shopping, and dining. Guestrooms and public spaces are contemporary and inviting, including a bar and patio. Overlooking the city is a dramatic rooftop terrace bar and an on-site gym is also available.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Italy: Maremma tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Visconti Palace Hotel at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt.

Please be dressed for walking. Please refer to the Italy: Maremma (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Begin by walking the fabled Via Francigena to Sutri, an ancient hill town laden with Bronze Age, Etruscan, Roman, and medieval treasures. Later, settle in at your country villa before enjoying an evening visit to the Etruscan Museum, home to many pre-Roman artifacts.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 2

La Farnesiana

Walk through La Farnesiana’s golden wheat fields, passing farms where shepherds tend their flocks with big, white Maremmano sheepdogs. After an Italian country feast for lunch, you may choose your afternoon option: unwind with a spa treatment at the hotel, enjoy a hands-on cooking class, or embark on an easy walk through the outskirts of Tarquinia.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 3

Morning visit to Monterozzi - Calvario Etruscan Necropolis

Discover the vibrant colors of Tarquinia’s Etruscan Necropolis, whose frescoed tombs date to the seventh century BC. This afternoon, travel inland to Maremma’s tufa region, stopping by the charming village of Montemerano for a stroll before arriving at your hotel and savoring dinner on its panoramic terrace.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 4

Roccalbegna to Rocchette di Fazio

Begin your day in the beautiful fortified village of Roccalbegna, situated between two imposing cliffs above the Albegna River valley. From here, you’ll set out through the Riserva Naturale di Rocconi to Rocchette di Fazio, home to a towering castle set on a limestone bluff. Enjoy lunch in a nearby osteria before continuing on foot to Semproniano or enjoying a soak in the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 5

Sovana to Pitigliano

Today’s walk takes you from Sovana to charming Pitigliano, perched high on a tufa outcropping and nicknamed “Little Jerusalem” for its rich Jewish history. Arriving via an ancient road carved into the volcanic rock, you’ll discover Pitigliano’s sights on a guided walking tour, then sample traditional specialties at a Slow Food restaurant. Afterward, transfer to Monte Argentario—a promontory on Maremma’s coast.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 6

Giglio Island

Ferry to Giglio Island, discovering the medieval streets and fortress of Giglio Castello and wandering the island’s trails for spectacular Tyrrhenian Sea vistas. Tonight, gather for aperitivi and the Maremma sunset, followed by dinner at your hotel’s rooftop restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 7

Departure from Rome

Shuttle to Rome’s Termini train station, where you’ll bid your group farewell.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Rome

After enjoying breakfast, a complimentary coach transfer brings you to the Visconti Palace Hotel (by 12:45 p.m.) for your post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Visconti Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy

Located on the right bank of the Tiber River between the Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza Navona, and the Vatican, this chic city-center hotel offers access to Rome’s monuments, shopping, and dining. Guestrooms and public spaces are contemporary and inviting, including a bar and patio. Overlooking the city is a dramatic rooftop terrace bar and an on-site gym is also available.

Departure

Ciao! This morning a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport based on your departure time. (Your departure transfer time will be communicated to you on tour by your guides.)

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Rome

2 nights from only $398*

  • Two nights at the Visconti Palace Hotel†
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Italy with an additional two nights in Rome. To walk in Rome is to feel the ebb and swirl of three thousand years of living history—an enchanting melánge of Roman ambition, Baroque decadence, and modern-day moda-italiana chic. During your stay in the Eternal City, you’ll have ample opportunity to experience the stunningly preserved monuments and hidden treasures that make this city famous, from the renowned Spanish Steps where the poet Keats lived and died to the opulent Trevi Fountain where Anita Ekberg danced in La Dolce Vita. Delight in the art treasures of the Vatican and feast at some of the foremost restaurants on earth. Through it all, enjoy the comfort and convenience of a centrally located four-star boutique hotel with a beautiful rooftop terrace.

Single Supplement: $298

*2016 price is $348 / Single +$248.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights at the Visconti Palace Hotel, Rome*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Italy:Maremma guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

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Rome
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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Rome, Italy

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Upon arrival at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Visconti Palace Hotel, approximately 45-minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Visconti Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy

Located on the right bank of the Tiber River between the Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza Navona, and the Vatican, this chic city-center hotel offers access to Rome’s monuments, shopping, and dining. Guestrooms and public spaces are contemporary and inviting, including a bar and patio. Overlooking the city is a dramatic rooftop terrace bar and an on-site gym is also available.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Italy: Maremma tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Visconti Palace Hotel at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt.

Please be dressed for walking. Please refer to the Italy: Maremma (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Begin by walking the fabled Via Francigena to Sutri, an ancient hill town laden with Bronze Age, Etruscan, Roman, and medieval treasures. Later, settle in at your country villa before enjoying an evening visit to the Etruscan Museum, home to many pre-Roman artifacts.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 2

La Farnesiana

Walk through La Farnesiana’s golden wheat fields, passing farms where shepherds tend their flocks with big, white Maremmano sheepdogs. After an Italian country feast for lunch, you may choose your afternoon option: unwind with a spa treatment at the hotel, enjoy a hands-on cooking class, or embark on an easy walk through the outskirts of Tarquinia.

Accommodation: Valle del Marta, Tarquinia

A country villa, this family-run, four-star resort combines elegance and deeply rooted rural traditions. Separate accommodation buildings spread over expansive grounds combine wooden beams and stone in spacious, comfortable, and stylish rooms with private terraces overlooking a central garden. An infinity pool, indoor Jacuzzi, and spa with treatment options are among the amenities, as well as a restaurant and farm shop serving its own homemade regional products.

Day 3

Morning visit to Monterozzi - Calvario Etruscan Necropolis

Discover the vibrant colors of Tarquinia’s Etruscan Necropolis, whose frescoed tombs date to the seventh century BC. This afternoon, travel inland to Maremma’s tufa region, stopping by the charming village of Montemerano for a stroll before arriving at your hotel and savoring dinner on its panoramic terrace.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 4

Roccalbegna to Rocchette di Fazio

Begin your day in the beautiful fortified village of Roccalbegna, situated between two imposing cliffs above the Albegna River valley. From here, you’ll set out through the Riserva Naturale di Rocconi to Rocchette di Fazio, home to a towering castle set on a limestone bluff. Enjoy lunch in a nearby osteria before continuing on foot to Semproniano or enjoying a soak in the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa.

Accommodation: Saturnia Tuscany Hotel, Poggio Murella

Set on a hill in the lush Tuscan countryside, this four-star villa hotel overlooks nearby medieval hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves, and, in the distance, the sea and the Maremma’s Argentario Peninsula. Spacious, modern rooms have either balconies or arched windows onto the dramatic landscape. In addition to a dining room, meals are served on the panoramic terrace, and its on-site amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro-massage tubs, herbal room, Scottish shower, and numerous treatments. It is located just a mile from the Terme di Saturnia thermal spa as well as the Cascate del Mulino, Tuscany’s best-known waterfall and natural springs.

Day 5

Sovana to Pitigliano

Today’s walk takes you from Sovana to charming Pitigliano, perched high on a tufa outcropping and nicknamed “Little Jerusalem” for its rich Jewish history. Arriving via an ancient road carved into the volcanic rock, you’ll discover Pitigliano’s sights on a guided walking tour, then sample traditional specialties at a Slow Food restaurant. Afterward, transfer to Monte Argentario—a promontory on Maremma’s coast.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 6

Giglio Island

Ferry to Giglio Island, discovering the medieval streets and fortress of Giglio Castello and tracing the island’s trails, taking in spectacular Tyrrhenian Sea vistas. Tonight, gather for aperitivi and the Maremma sunset, followed by dinner at your hotel’s rooftop restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano, Argentario

A luxury four-star resort tucked into a privileged seaside location on the Maremma’s Argentario peninsula and built on an outcropping overlooking the sea and the “little cove” of its name, surrounding a 17th-century stone tower. Spacious and contemporary rooms offer all comforts in a compound of buildings connected by flower- and herb-lined paths as well as a fine-dining restaurant and alfresco seating, bar, and garden areas. A swimming pool at ground level is poised over the sea and nearby is the natural cove for sea bathing. Also on site is a wellness center offering spa treatments.

Day 7

Departure from Rome

Shuttle to Rome’s Termini train station, where you’ll bid your group farewell.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Rome

After enjoying breakfast, a complimentary coach transfer brings you to the Visconti Palace Hotel (by 12:45 p.m.) for your post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Visconti Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy

Located on the right bank of the Tiber River between the Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza Navona, and the Vatican, this chic city-center hotel offers access to Rome’s monuments, shopping, and dining. Guestrooms and public spaces are contemporary and inviting, including a bar and patio. Overlooking the city is a dramatic rooftop terrace bar and an on-site gym is also available.

Departure

Ciao! This morning a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport based on your departure time. (Your departure transfer time will be communicated to you on tour by your guides.)

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Rome

2 nights from only $398*

  • Two nights at the Visconti Palace Hotel†
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Italy with an additional two nights in Rome. To walk in Rome is to feel the ebb and swirl of three thousand years of living history—an enchanting melánge of Roman ambition, Baroque decadence, and modern-day moda-italiana chic. During your stay in the Eternal City, you’ll have ample opportunity to experience the stunningly preserved monuments and hidden treasures that make this city famous, from the renowned Spanish Steps where the poet Keats lived and died to the opulent Trevi Fountain where Anita Ekberg danced in La Dolce Vita. Delight in the art treasures of the Vatican and feast at some of the foremost restaurants on earth. Through it all, enjoy the comfort and convenience of a centrally located four-star boutique hotel with a beautiful rooftop terrace.

Single Supplement: $298

*2016 price is $348 / Single +$248.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights at the Visconti Palace Hotel, Rome*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Italy:Maremma guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Rome
2 nights from only $398*

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Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2016 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Oct 16 - Oct 22 $4,698 $348

Flight + Tour Combo

2016 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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Oct 14 - Oct 23 $6,198
$598

Tour Only

2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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May 14 - May 20 $4,798 $348
May 21 - May 27 $4,798 $348
Sep 10 - Sep 16 $4,798 $348
Sep 24 - Sep 30 $4,798 $348
Oct 8 - Oct 14 $4,798 $348

Flight + Tour Combo

2017 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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May 12 - May 21 $5,798
$648
May 19 - May 28 $5,798 $648
Sep 8 - Sep 17 $5,798 $648
Sep 22 - Oct 1 $5,798 $648
Oct 6 - Oct 15 $5,798 $648

Private Adventure

Make this Tour a Private Adventure

You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Private Adventure Inquiry
2017 Dates Number of Travelers
6 - 11 12 - 18 Single Supplement
Apr 15 - Oct 31$4,998$4,798$348

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Manuela Ciri
Manuela Ciri

Manuela Ciri was born and raised on a farm in Umbria where she has been involved in leading cooking lessons and olive oil tastings. Educated both in Italy and in the US, she is a botanist, herbal healer, and certified environmental guide; her vast knowledge of nature, agriculture, and traditional food is warmed by her sunny smile and joyful nature. When not guiding, she teaches environmental education in public schools, works on landscape engineering projects, or can be found scouting new trails around the mountains and hills of central Italy.

Gianni Stanghellini
Gianni Stanghellini

Gianni Stanghellini was born in Siena, where he earned a Ph.D. in polar sciences (geology). As a certified walking guide, he enjoys sharing his knowledge about the Tuscan and Piedmontese countryside and their captivating villages with visitors. When not guiding our tours in Italy, he is a talented jazz musician, playing both sax and flute!

Angelica Turi
Angelica Turi

Angelica Turi has been working in the field of art restoration in her hometown of Florence for many years, specializing in paintings on canvas and icons. She is equally comfortable in the Tuscan countryside where her family has been producing wine and olive oil since the mid-19th century. An outdoor enthusiast, Angelica has a deep appreciation of the fine food and wine of Italy, which she gracefully shares on many of our Italian tours.

Marzia Borghi Roger
Marzia Borghi

Passionate naturalist Marzia Borghi grew up on her grandparents’ farm in the historic town of Volterra, Italy chasing pigeons around the yard and exploring the scenic Tuscan landscape. She studied linguistics at the University of Pisa and spent years teaching Italian at a prestigious university near London before returning home to Pisa, where she worked as a researcher for the European Union. In addition to being a certified walking guide for Country Walkers, Marzia works at the Tuscan Archipelago Islands National Park on the island of Elba.

Alessandro Gullo
Alessandro Gullo

Alessandro Gullo is a native of Italy with Sicilian ancestry. Educated in the US as well as Italy, he is a certified guide of historic monuments in Umbria. He combines his charming personality with a vast knowledge of culture, art, history, food and wine on many of our Italian tours.

Keegan Alagna
Keegan Alagna

With his American mother and Sicilian father, Keegan Alagna grew up in a bilingual home in the Umbrian countryside near Assisi. From his childhood on a working farm to post-graduate work in geology, he has always pursued his passion and curiosity for the outdoors, through teaching, guiding, and exploring. He brings his depth of knowledge of geology, nature, Italian history and culture to his walking tours and to his position as a board member on Italy’s premier outdoor group—the CAI, the Club Alpino Italiano.

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Reviews

November 2015

“This private adventure was great. I highly recommend this trip as it is off the beaten path and full of amazing history. Definitely recommend this trip!! *** was a great guide!!”

November 2015

“The trip was outstanding – from the travel arrangements to the choice of hotels and restaurants, to the itineraries for our walks, to the special guides in a couple of places – all of it was wonderful. Our guides were amazing – knowledgeable, engaging, tireless and experienced. It helped that the weather cooperated and that everyone in the group was pleasant and fun and ready for the walks and adventures. I have already booked my next CW trip and hooked a friend to come with me!”

November 2015

“This was a very interesting area of Italy which we we not as familiar with as with other areas. The guide was usual CW excellent standard as well as accomidations and meals”

November 2015

“I was traveling on my own as a single woman in this group, but never lacked for company. The bus drivers, the local guides, and my fellow travelers were all super-friendly and helpful and made me feel very well cared for. I also very much appreciated the effort that the leaders–and the wonderful Italian cooks and restaurant owners–made to ensure I had vegetarian options at the places we ate.”

November 2015

“I just wrote our whole review on the previous page; I hope it was received.”

November 2015

“the only thing i would say is that if you are NOT a walker….regularly on different types of terrain…do not think about these trips…..I only hope I can keep doing these to my 90’s…”

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