San Miniato is the perfect place to go urban hiking: the ancient town incorporates a stretch of the most important road in all medieval Europe, the Francigena, and spreads over several levels connected by ramps and flights of steps. Thanks to this shape, the town offers its visitors countless scenic and fascinating glimpses of churches, palaces, squares and streets of great artistic and historical value: just think that one of the most remarkable buildings, the Grifoni Palace, was probably designed by Michelangelo, whereas the facade of the 900 year old cathedral hides a bas-relief that must be connected to the presence of pilgrims: a labyrinth.
San Miniato also means Tuscan countryside: the town centre is still surrounded by ancient passageways (called "the charcoal alleys") that for centuries have allowed the locals to leave the town and get to their olive groves and vineyards in a flash. By following them, we just need to turn the right corner to find ourselves among olive trees and wild flowers and enjoy a regenerating full immersion in natural beauty.
We will finally climb to the most scenic panoramic spot where it is possible to enjoy an unforgettable and stunning view, spanning half Tuscany from the Appennines to the medieval town of Volterra. Surrounded by the typical Tuscan countryside we will stop to enjoy an inspiring yoga class: we will be one step from heaven.
If at the end of the tour you feel like discovering San Miniato's culinary delight too, it will be our pleasure to recommend the best ice cream parlors, delis, restaurants, and the typical local delicacies: fine wines, salamis, and of course, his Majesty "The San Miniato Truffle".