Siena Sweet Urban Trekking

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Siena Sweet Urban Trekking Highlights

Visit local gourmet shops featuring authentic and delicious medieval sweets

Burn calories and feel great while exploring Siena from this unique perspective

See little-known areas usually overlooked, and learn insider details about Siena

An unusual alternative to traditional siteseeing walking tours

Siena Sweet Urban Trekking Program

Urban trekking thankfully doesn't share the usual trekking issues found in outdoor hiking - here's there's no mud and no need of survival gear.  Urban trekking instead, is an innovative, fun new way to discover the hidden secrets of cities, focusing in particular on the Tuscan hillside town of Siena.  This half-day walking tour is ideal for people who love to take long walks, be outdoors, and is also suitable for people who have already visited Siena previously. 

The information and perspective your expert art history guide will share with you are completely fresh, and your vacation in Italy will be made all the better for this unique physical experience.  The city of Siena is fairly hilly, so we recommend comfortable walking shoes for your sweet Siena trek.  Come join us on this fantastic brisk walking tour that's also as great for your health as it is for your mind!  Walking is beneficial both for circulation and your heart, and in only 40 minutes of walking, you can burn 120 calories.  The walking tour does include a chance to indulge in both the sites and the sweets of Siena. 

Your half-day trekking tour begins when you meet up with your friendly, fun, English-speaking guide in Siena's famous Piazza del Campo in the historic city center, where the Palio horse race still happens twice yearly.  From here, your expert guide will take you through the winding streets, revealing hidden places and a view into the little-known corners of Siena.

You'll visit the many medieval fountains mentioned in Dante Alighieri's famous works of literature.  One local legend maintains that a door present in one of the medieval watering pools leads to the secret hiding place of a Spanish XVI century treasure chest hidden when the Spanish troops conquered Siena. Your last stop on this informative walking tour is a famous pastry shop and a brief venture into the world of Sienese sweets!  Your expert guide will explain how ricciarelli, panforte and other delicious sweets are made, and how these traditional recipes have been maintained throughout generations going back to Medieval times.

What's Included in Your Sweet Siena Urban Trekking

A knowledgeable, English-speaking Siena trekking guide (approx. 3 hours).

Complete trekking tour in Siena to interesting locations such as Piazza del Campo, famous medieval fountains, and other unusual local sites.

Discussion and explanation of the city's fountain/aqueduct system.

Visit to a famous pastry shop specializing in local gourmet sweets (samples/tasting not included).

Suggestions for lunch in delicious local restaurant.

22% VAT taxes.

Our pampering care!

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Meeting point will be in a centrally located area in Siena.  Directions will be sent with your confirmation voucher.