For as long as it’s been technically possible, tourists and travelers have used photos and images to show others where they’ve been and the experiences they’ve had. Each image encapsulates memories and feelings connected to some new and surprising place or person.

Along with our expert guide, Bruno, we invite you to create your own treasured visual record of your trip to Tuscany on one of the following guided panoramic walks, which will take you through places of unique historic and natural beauty:

Along the Via Francigena “Volti di un cammino” (“Faces of a Path”) – the region around San Gimignano is home to 15 km of the famous pilgrim’s way that connects Canterbury (GB) and Rome, passing small towns, churches and hostels. The views across the countryside have changed little since ancient times, when the route was used by pilgrims heading to Rome to ask the Pope forgiveness for their sins.

A panoramic walk across the hills – San Gimignano is surrounded by hills full of flowers, trees, vineyards, olive groves and farms. This walk includes a wonderful view of the Montemaggio Apennines in the distance, home to Monte Amiata – an extinct volcano. This walk is a great way to discover the history, culture, flora, agriculture and geology of the San Gimignano area.

A landscape of natural artistry – This walk follows the footpath around the ancient stone castle walls, which defended the city from enemy fire throughout the Middle Ages. A landscape carved by nature but perfected by man: the pretty countryside of the Valdelsa, medieval and Lombardic forts and rich plant life. This guided walk also includes historical parkland and a fort with a magical atmosphere, with the towers of San Gimignano rising in the background. There is also a wine museum that explains the various stages of wine production along with the knowledge and creativity of the region’s wine makers.