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Mercatino Etruscan,Chiusi. The Mercatino Etrusco or 'Etruscan Market' in Chiusi is a family oriented day that takes place on the last Sunday of each month. This special market is aimed towards children and showcases the artisans of the area by providing a platform for them to exhibit and sell their goods. If you have little ones with you, this is the perfect day to get them out on the town and immerse them in some of Siena's culture. With activities like face-painting, juggling and storytelling available, they will be occupied from the moment you arrive and be begging you to stay longer so they can hear the end of the story. And even if you don't have children, there is plenty to be seen and sampled. With all sorts of jewellry and ceramics being sold, you can browse through the stalls and buy unique pieces for yourself, or pick up presents for your friends and family back home. And if lavish decorations aren't your thing just sample all the exquisite breads, wines and delicacies that are on offer!
The Nature Train. Step aboard The Nature Train, a vintage locomotive that will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful Tuscan scenes, including the Crete Senesi, the Val d'Orcia, the Brunello di Montalcino and Amiata. Visiting village fairs and festivals along the way is encouraged, whether it’s tasting chestnuts or truffles, hiking up mountains, pony trekking, or browsing around a local farmer's maket. If travelling in July or August, you might even get to see the iconic Palio di Siena. Puffing and whistling its way around the mountains and valleys, this is one relaxing way to travel - 'slow tourism' at its best. Leaving from Siena, and sometimes Florence, check the nature train timetable for dates and events you might want to visit along the way. This way you can plan the journey of a lifetime. And kids will love it too - there's something special about train travel. Finally, just think about all those stunning photos you can flood instagram with. You certainly won't want to leave your camera at home.
Lucca. A relaxing excursion to le passeggiata delle mura, (the pathway along the city walls), is a great idea. You can rent a bicycle from CHRONO’ BIKE on Corso di Meschi Paladino near the centre of town, where you’ll find friendly and knowledgeable service, before heading to the 17th century walls surrounded by beautiful trees and stunning views. Cycling around the city on this pathway is a very enjoyable experience and is perhaps the activity Lucca is best known for, not least because it is probably the only bit of flat land in Tuscany…