With the temperature in Tuscany forecast to be one of the coldest days of the season, we for some reason decided it was a great day to go for a long walk in the park!
So it was we set out for a walk in Tuscany, dressed like big puffy marshmallows in our winter coats (and several layers there within). We rolled out up and over the hills, the remnants of the last week’s snow crunching underfoot.
The wonderful Tuscan sunshine did its best to warm us that extra degree or two as it shined bright in the perfectly blue sky above, rendering the white of the snow just dazzling.
San Gimignano sat majestically in the distance, its towers unmistakable on the snow-covered horizon.
The grapevines that produce the local Tuscan wine lay barren across the landscape, awaiting the spring to recommence their cycle of grape-growing, whilst the olive trees full and round by their sides.
Our dog, Greta, just loves the snow and had a great time frolicking about, finding all those wonderful odours left by the native animals that roam these lands, from foxes to porcupines, wild boar and further out even deer, not to mention all the other dogs that are lucky enough to be taken for long walks through such beautiful Tuscan landscapes!
The charming Tuscan village town of Certaldo sat on the hilltop behind us, fading into the distance as we walked on an up and down the rolling Tuscan hills, the views making us forget the temperature, the glorious sunshine making us feel like all is good in the world, if not just for a wonderful afternoon in Tuscany.
During the winter months, and all year round for that matter, we have a great selection of Private tours of Tuscany to choose from.
If you would like to immerse yourself in the Tuscan landscape, we also have a small-group Best of Tuscany tour visiting Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni too, as well as stopping for lunch and wine tasting at an award-winning wine estate. See the highlights of Tuscany in one spectacular day tour from Florence – Best of Tuscany small-group tour.
Join us to have fun on an exhilarating bike ride from Florence to the Tuscan countryside, whizzing up and down the rolling Tuscan hills that form the stunning Tuscany countryside as you tour to a great Tuscan villa wine estate to visit their wine cellar for a Tuscan wine tasting, and dine at an award-winning Tuscan restaurant. During the warmer months, you may want to add a splash of extra fun to your Tuscany bike tour with our unique Tuscany Bike Ride with a Villa Swim. Should you wish to skip the Tuscan bike riding altogether and head straight pool-side, we have our Wine Tour and Villa Swim with lunch or simply enjoy a Villa Swim and Lunch in Tuscany.
Visit a Tuscan villa on the Taste of Tuscany at the Villa wine tour. Explore historic wine estates before undertaking a wine tasting. Tread through the terrain, enjoying spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside up-close and personal.
Stroll through the Tuscan countryside, join us for a Perfect Morning in Tuscany small-group walking tour. Leaving from Florence’s city centre and heading to the surrounding countryside, this small-group walking tour includes, well, walking in Tuscany, as well as lunch with wine at a stunning Renaissance Villa Estate, accompanied by an expert tour guide.
If you would like to have a private guide accompanying you, we have private tours that cater to your every desire. From Florence (and Tuscany) to Rome, Venice to the Cinque Terre and beyond, we are at your beck and call.
To explore other areas of Italy, can check out our Artviva Walking Tours website to read more about the tours we have to offer in Florence, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Umbria, Naples, Pompeii and more.