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Autumn in Tuscany : Certaldo , between history and nature

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Hiking & Weekend Trips Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 23 Nov 09:00 - 19:00

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This itinerary will allow us to discover Val d’Elsa area where the suggestive medieval village of Certaldo rises, and where the author of the Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio ,was born.
Starting from Certaldo rail station, through a ring route, , we will proceed to discover this territory full of hills and valleys, once the seabed of ancient sea that water and wind incessantly shape into spectacular vertical walls called "Calanchi".
Then we will take funicular to “Certaldo Alto” to visit village, museums,churches, and Boccaccio’s house.

Characteristics of the hiking trail:
Total length: about 11 km Protected content
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Difficulty level: Medium
Actual travel time (without stops): Approximately 4 hours
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Duration: daytrip (packed lunch by the participants).
COMPULSORY Equipment: Hiking boots with carved sole,clothing suitable for the season and weather condition,water supply (1.5 liters minimum) and packed lunch. ( Recommended gear: hiking poles,camera )
Note: an option to hold in Certaldo for snack or aperitif may be decided after hiking day.

We will be together with an english speaking guide, who will explain more about the history, the flora and the geology that characterize the area we've visiting.

If you want to spend a carefree day, walking and taking pictures this is your opportunity!

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