5 independent reviews for Walking vacation in Tuscany

Reviews for Walking vacation in Tuscany

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review 28 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Climbing up Mte Prado and our Guide Sara and the great group of people we were with

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

It's a great vacation walking can be challenging but worth it go when it is not too hot

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we stayed with local people ate local food and used local restaurants and shops

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent

review 11 Sep 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking over limestone pavement at the top of one of the mountains in strong sunshine but a high wind!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for walking up a lot each day, it's often steep. We generally walked up around 600metres and then back down the same every day, and the walks were around 8miles on most days. Also be aware that you'll experience soft earthy woodland paths, through deciduous woodland but also very rough rocky terrain.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes definitely. It was lovely to be looked after by the family at Braccicorti who housed and fed us wonderfully. Sara our guide took us to shops in the local area who sold local produce as well and we could buy some things like home grown sun dried tomatoes and red wine from the farm we were staying on.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good!

review 22 Oct 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Lying on my back on the side of a Tuscan hillside in glorious sunshine, with shimmering red and gold autumn colours of the shrubs and plants a delight to look upon while listening to the tinkling bells of the goats being shepherded along by their mountain dog with deer rutting in the distance. And eating my rather nice packed lunch at the same time as enjoying the warmth, sights and sounds of that one day on my own in Tuscany.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If you don't want to climb another summit - then don't.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not particularly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The only vacation I've even gone on that I would do again.

Read the operator's response here:

I'm pleased that you had such a fantastic time with us in Italy. We have used Braccicorti for many years and this farmhouse is owned by the Giovannetti family, they produce a considerable quantity of local produce including wine and honey and also buy from local farmers and thus this money goes directly to the local community which we have been involved with for many years. So we can assure you that your vacation did benefit the local community.

review 23 Jul 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Reaching the top of Monte Prado, the highest point in Tuscany and no other group in sight. The best kept secret, long may it continue. I plan to go back!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Try to get a few walks in before the trip.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great experience walking in Garfagnana. Highly recommended. Our guide was well informed and knew the walks well. Good advice given.

review 17 May 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Standin ont he top of Monte Prado and enjoying the views!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Great for anyone who enjoys walking.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent trip

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