URBAN HIKING: WILD SIENA

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Let’s discover the green side of Siena, a medieval town with an extra value for its hidden story of nature within the walls: secret gardens, ancient wells, botanical parks, narrow streets filled with flower pots, olive yards..and much more!

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The full day tour starts in the narrow valley of Fontebranda, just beside the medieval town walls, where the ancient pools are still visible: we will visit them and understand their functions; then we start hiking in the southern part of the town visiting old streets and having panoramic unusual views on the countryside out of the walls. We reach the Botanical Garden (ticket non included) with its two greenhouses and collections of local and exotic trees; then we go on discovering two other green areas, fountains, gardens around the Fortress, telling you stories and peculiar informations about the town and its history and art.
This tour will satisfy at the same time your will of learning, your pleasure in moving and your need of nature: eyes joy and soul pleasure are the highilights!

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Giulia Vannini

My name is Giulia. I am a hiking and diving guide. My passion for nature and animals has accompanied me since I was a child in all my studies. I graduated in Biology and then specialized in Marine Biology, I studied around Italy in important universities and research laboratories. After the Master in Environmental Legislation I returned to my beloved Siena, where my family and my dear friends were waiting for me.
I am from the Shell neighborhood (Contrada del Nicchio), you will discover in our company that the “Contrada life” in Siena is very important since childhood, and it is one of the things that makes this city unique!
Since I was a child I had a passion for teaching, over the years I worked in schools as an educator and so I developed interesting projects in the field of environmental education. My passion for playing with children will never end and in fact I am also a swimming instructor, specialized for people with psychophysical problems.

Thanks to Siena Tourism I create tours and events combining all my studies and my passions. We thought of many walks to do, alone or with the whole family, and many beautiful activities dedicated to children! I expect you soon to discover our enchanting territory together!

Ludovica Noviello

My name is Ludovica and I was born in Rome, where I attended the German school. After the diploma I studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin at the faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature. For many years I lived around Europe, where I worked and continued to study languages. My passions are art and foreign languages, so I decided to move back to my beautiful country to combine them in my job as a tour guide. I moved to Siena, where I studied to become a licensed Tour Guide in Italian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Siena is an enchanting city, a treasure chest that holds many artistic and cultural beauties and my job is to transmit my love for Siena and the many villages in the Province to those who come to visit it.
As a member of Siena Tourism I am also one of the organizers of this great project.
Our aim is to make you know the best of some of the cities and villages in Tuscany, offering you many beautiful moments to remember forever.
I am sure that this part of Italy will find a special place in your heart!