Opening day for Tuscany Walking Festival is April 13, 2013.
The event's introduction turns walking into poetry.
"Amidst the nature protected by Parks, in sign of conviviality, the Walking Festival multiplies 6 Natural Parks in hundreds of events, obtaining as a result a feast ideally capable of eliminating the sea that divides the Coast from the Islands, a sequence of steps that follow one another leading to the discovery of extraordinary places, a meeting between the desire of knowledge and the necessity of sharing ones emotions and experiences."
One of the 6 parks is National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, considered largest marine park in Mediterranean. It includes 7 main islands of archipelago located between Corsica and Tuscany. They are "small Gorgona, the splendid Capraia, the vast Elba, the white Pianosa, the unreachable Montecristo, the aromatic Giglio with it's jewel Giannutri."
Tuscany Walking Festival 2013 'runs' from April 13 to November 3.
(* Photo from Tuscany Walking Festival website)