01. The Ponte Vecchio Bridge is in the centre of Florence and near the start of the Via Sanese Walk
02. Leaving the centre of Florence on the hidden Erta Canina lane on the south side of the bridge near the San Miniato gate.
03. On the outskirts of Florence where the plush villas quickly give way to a manicured landscape of olive groves just some 2 km from the start
04. Walking down on of the small lanes between Florence and Galluzzo
05 The cafe in Tavarmuzze where we stopped for lunch on the first day
06. A villa beside the small hamlet Sant’Andrea in Percussina. Machiavelli lived in this hamlet when he was exiled from Florence and wrote The Prince here founding the subject of political science
07. On Day 2 on the small lanes after leaving San Casciano and befire the route descends down to the larger village of Calzaiola
08. Typical Tuscan landscape to the south of Montefiridolphi
09. On Day 3 by Rignana and after the rain had passed
10. The splendid Villa Montecchio on the edge of the small medieval town of San Donato in Poggia
11. Heading into the oak woods after leaving San Donato on Day 4.
12. The small church at Pietrafitta was getting a bit lost in the developments of a holiday home complex
13. The main street of Castellina in Chianti was medieval in appearance with passages and lanes coming off it
14. The Cinta Senese pigs are a heritage breed of pig unique to Tuscany and we passed some enclosures with them in just south of Castellina
15. Between the village of Fonterutoli and Villa Casafrassi we passed through some oak woods and then burst into this grove of Italian Cyprus; Cupressus sempervirens
16. A small rural olive grove on a small holding near Villa Casafrassi
17, Walking through the mixed woods between Villa Casafrassi and the town of Quercegrossa
18. The grapes of the Casalino Frattoria, just north of Quercegrossa where ripe and were being harvested as we passed by
19. A rare sight of a herd of sheep to the west of the town of Quercegrossa. there were very few livestock to be seen
20. For those who posing is not enough Lamborghini also make tractors, as this one near La Staggia stables
21. Inside the city gates of the medieval city of Siena and heading down the old streets to the main square, the Piazza del Campo.
22. The end of the 5 day trek is Siena’s magnificent Piazza del Campo square. It over 800 years old and hosts the Palio di Siena twice each summer which is a 90 second horse race with 10 locals from different city wards competing.