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Discover Tuscany


Classic Tour
Culture & Nature
Charme of Geology
The Gardens of Tuscany
Traces of Etruria
Nature Walks


Trekking & Culture
Cooking & Trekking
Italian Language & Trekking
Alabaster Sculpting Course
Painting Studio
Creative Iron Arts
Singing course
Digital photo course
Cooking courses


Tuscan Cuisine
Tuscan Cuisine & Hiking
Italian Language & Cooking
Tuscan Variations
New Years Eve
Courses at Villa Palagione organised by external associations/teachers
Trekking and Culture

Experience nature with all your senses by walking in the Tuscan countryside. Secluded, hidden trails will lead you through scented valleys with olive groves, orchid-scattered meadows, and wheat fields colored bright red with poppies. Your walks will give you fantastic views of a seemingly endless landscape of hilltops capped with mediaeval villages and hidden forts. You will learn to read the landscape with its historical trails, get to know plants and animals and find time for chatting with the people you meet along the way. Tuscany and its impressive landscape will fascinate and stay with you always.

Course dates


* Short week:
[6] = 6 nights stay


per person, 1 week (7 nights), on which 4 days program

per person, 6 nights stay, on which 4 days program

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation in double room for 7 or 6 nights.
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • Excursions Programme (half day or full day excursions)
  • Shuttle service in connection with the course programme
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums, exhibitions etc.
  • City tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for a maximum of 3 nights
Course Management : Christa Kirchberger, guida ambientale escursionistica (GAE)