VIA FRANCIGENA

Italy's beautiful pilgrim trail through Tuscany

The Via Francigena is a 1000-year-old pilgrimage route that extends in its entirety around 2000km from Canterbury in England all the way to Rome.

Its name is a nod to the fact that it travels through France, but during its history, the route was also known as the Via Romea (way to Rome) for the city where it ends.

We focus on the Tuscan section with itineraries that take you through the heart of the Via Francigena, on a journey that is spiritual, cultural and historical.

You’ll walk through UNESCO listed towns and villages immersed in the most beautiful Tuscan landscapes. The routes through Tuscany are divided into manageable sections of between 13km and 25km a day.

The Via Francigena is a lot quieter than the Spanish Camino, so prepare for more of an adventurous, but equally rewarding journey.

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VIA FRANCIGENA

9 Days

Via Francigena

Lucca to Siena – Via Francigena

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Tuscan countryside in the footsteps of Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Traditional dishes of Tuscany and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Charming medieval UNESCO towns of Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena
  • Views of Chianti region from the fortified walls of Monteriggioni
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$1,850.00

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8 Days

Via Francigena

Lucca to Siena Group Trip – Via Francigena

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Traverse spectacular Tuscan countryside through vineyards and olive groves
  • Indulge in the traditional dishes of Tuscany and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Explore the charming medieval towns of Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena
  • Views of the Chianti region from the fortified walls of Monteriggioni
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$1,750.00

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11 Days

Via Francigena

Lucca to Buonconvento – Via Francigena

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Indulge in the traditional dishes of Tuscany and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Explore the charming medieval towns of Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena
  • Views of the Chianti region from the fortified walls of Monteriggioni
  • Trek across the photogenic Crete Senesi, identifiable by its ochre-tinged soil
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$2,290.00

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24 Days

Via Francigena

Lucca to Rome – Via Francigena

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Explore Medieval UNESCO towns of Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena and Rome
  • Relax in hot springs at Bagno Vignoni
  • Views of the Chianti region from the fortified walls of Monteriggioni
  • Trek across the photogenic Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia
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$5,250.00

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8 Days

Via Francigena

Buonconvento to Montefiascone – Via Francigena

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Tuscan countryside and the distinctive Val d’Orcia landscape
  • Traditional Italian dishes and locally-produced, world-class wines
  • Explore charming, medieval UNESCO listed villages
  • Relax in hot springs at Bagno Vignoni, an UNESCO World Heritage site
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$1,490.00

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8 Days

Via Francigena

Montefiascone to Rome – Via Francigena

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Explore Etruscan villages and historical sites
  • Locally produced cheese, olive oil and famous wine
  • Ancient streets of Viterbo, once a favourite residence of medieval popes
  • The stone Roman amphitheatre and tombs carved into volcanic rock in Sutri

 

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$1,550.00

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VIA FRANCIGENA

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Via Francigena

WALKING THE ANCIENT ROAD TO ROME

Immerse yourself in the artistic, cultural and religious heritage of one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes. Discover ancient aqueducts, cathedrals and fortified castle walls, and famous art collections.

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HAVE A STRESS-FREE ADVENTURE

We take care of all the details – accommodation, luggage transfers, maps, breakfasts and transport. Relax and enjoy your walking experience knowing that our local staff can offer assistance if you need it.

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QUINTESSENTIAL TUSCAN LANDSCAPES

Glorious walking and continuously changing vistas: open fields, forest trails, vineyards, undulating meadows. Explore the famous UNESCO villages of Siena, San Gimignano and Lucca.

Via Francigena

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS

Indulge in exceptional Italian coffee, savour a picnic lunch of Italian cheeses on a vine-shaded bench, all washed down with a good bottle of the local Chianti.

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The Italian Camino – the Via Francigena – is a classic pilgrim journey to the Eternal City, Rome. We focus on the Tuscan section with itineraries that take you through the heart of the Via Francigena, on a journey that is spiritual, cultural and historical. Get ready for glorious walking, gastronomic delights and much more.

Find out all you need to know about the Via Francigena in our free destination guide – it’s bursting with inspiration, travel essentials and practical tips.

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