One of the best treks you can do in Tuscany is the Matilda Trail or Via di Matilde. The trail goes from Mantua (in Lombardy) to Lucca and offers its best in Tuscany, among villages, forests and gastronomic traditions.
It is considered one of the most surprising and unknown treks in Italy. A perfect must seen destination near Florence.
Trekking in Tuscany: Garfagnana on the Via di Matilde, among villages, nature, food and wine
The path is 284 km long: during the Middle Ages pilgrims walked it, now it can be done on foot or by bicycle in 11 stages.
You walk in the mountains of the Apennines, the realm of wilderness and great historical traditions.
The Via di Matilde ends in Lucca and also connects to the Via Francigena.
A perfect choice for a weekend trek or a week of relaxation and cuisine with tasty and unforgettable dishes.
Credits for all photos: Matteo Dunchi for Garfagnana tourist area.