Via Francigena: Tuscany Grade: Moderate Plus
The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim route stretching across Europe from Canterbury, England, through France and Switzerland before ending in the Italian capital, Rome. The 1240 mile route follows the pilgrimage taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sigeric the Serious, to reach the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul.
Our trek along the Via Francigena covers one of the prettiest and most interesting sections through Tuscany, taking in the stunning Tuscan hills and the iconic medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Alongside these towns, there are many villages of interest with a wealth of history, culture, art and architecture. Our route covers 74 miles from San Miniato in the north of Tuscany to Buonconvento further south. The 6 walking days vary from 7 to 15 miles.
Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 1: Arrive in Pisa. Transfer to San Miniato
Day 2: San Miniato to Gambassi Terme 15 miles / 24 km
Day 3: Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano 9 miles / 14 km Free afternoon to explore
Day 4: San Gimignano to Strove 15 miles / 24 km
Day 5: Strove to Siena 15 miles / 24 km
Day 6: Siena to Lucignano d’Arbia 13 miles / 21 km
Day 7: Lucignano d’Arbia to Buonconvento 7 miles / 11 km km Free afternoon to explore
Day 8: Transfer back to Pisa