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Via Francigena Highlights

Discover the enduring allure of Tuscany along the historic Via Francigena, taking you through scenic vistas, quaint villages, and towns recognized by UNESCO.
Starting point
San Miniato Alto
Finish point
Buonconvento
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Season
Mar - Nov
Price
From: 1,045€/person
Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging
For avid walkers, comfortable with longer walks for multiple consecutive days, sometimes on rougher terrain

Relish the cosiness of boutique family-run lodgings and taste delectable Tuscan dishes

Absorb the deep historical and cultural essence of the Via Francigena, a venerable pilgrimage path

Visit UNESCO-recognized San Gimignano and Siena

Stroll through timeless fortified villages

Navigate the breathtaking Tuscan landscapes dotted with vineyards and undulating hills

Uncover the unique fortified village of Monteriggioni encircled by circular walls

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Step into a timeless world beneath bell towers

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Join the pilgrimage, each step filled with stories and charm

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Traverse the landscapes of Tuscany

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Follow signposts through a voyage into the soul of Italy

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Soak in the beauty of UNESCO-listed gem Siena

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Let Via Francigena weave its magic into your journey

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Stroll through Tuscan history in quaint village streets

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Gaze upon San Gimignano's towers etched in golden hues

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8x accommodation with breakfast in 3* hotels

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You’re stepping into a realm where time seems to pause, where the vistas are a canvas of sprawling vineyards and age-old villages, and where each trail is steeped in tales from the past. This is what the Via Francigena offers as it winds through Tuscany’s core — a journey that delves into Italy’s very essence and promises to imprint memories in the warm glow of Tuscan sunsets.

The Via Francigena, a venerable pilgrimage trail extending from Canterbury to Rome, crafts a narrative of historical richness and scenic splendour. In Tuscany, this route unfolds like an eternal poem, its lines brimming with captivating villages such as San Miniato and Monteriggioni and UNESCO-recognized jewels like San Gimignano and Siena.

Your adventure will cover roughly 135 kilometres, with daily walks varying between 13 and 24 kilometres. You’ll spend around 5 to 7 hours walking each day, a relaxed tempo that lets you fully appreciate the surrounding beauty. The trail, primarily on well-marked paths and gravel roads, is marked with the official Via Francigena signage.

Though some stages may be a bit longer, the route is generally smooth, featuring minimal elevation changes, making for a comfortable trek through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Tuscany.

We aim to make your journey as smooth as possible. We handle all accommodation arrangements, securing hotels that offer a mix of comfort and local character. A comprehensive handout, complete with GPS guidance through an easy-to-use app, will be provided. We also offer local tips to enrich your experience. Should any logistical challenges arise, we’re on standby to sort them out.

Envision yourself wandering through mediaeval settlements, relishing the flavours of Tuscany, and traversing landscapes that appear as if lifted from a masterpiece. So, when the moment arrives, will you heed Tuscany’s call? Will you allow the Via Francigena to weave its enchantment into your life’s narrative?

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