Guided group: via Francigena Lucca to Siena

€680 (from) / Per person

DEPARTURE: JUNE 5-12, 2021

 

Guided group: via Francigena – Lucca to Siena

This week unfolds in the very heart of Tuscany passing by the most famous towns such as San Gimignano, Siena and San Quirico d’Orcia. Unforgettable landscapes among Chianti vineyards, powerful fortresses and castles are to be seen along the way.

  • 7 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Via Francigena

Highlights

  • Lucca
  • Monteriggioni
  • Siena downtown
  • San Gimignano
  • San Miniato
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How does it work

We book  your accommodations

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels, b&b or country Inns. and you will find the corresponding vouchers in your package

We transfer your luggage

Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.

We supply detailed route notes and maps

At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, or French and maps have GPS tracing

Departure:Lucca
Destination:Siena
Included:
  • 7 nights (in 3 stars accomodation)
  • All breakfast (dinners on demand)
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • Gps files availabe
  • Luggage transfer
  • Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”
  • Road book & maps
Excluded:
  • Dinners
  • Tips

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Arrival in Lucca

The main attraction of the day is certainly the arrival point, Lucca which you reach via the Park of the Serchio river. Take a walk on the oval-shaped town walls, visit the Duomo not forgetting “il Volto Santo” an impressive, wooden sculpture created by Nicodemus, that arrived in Lucca by miracle on a boat without sailors, as the legend goes.

    NOTE: Possible extra night in Florence before departure
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Distance 16 km (walking time 4.30 h)

Day 2: Lucca to Altopascio

After the first 6 km of trafficless asphalt, the whole itinerary is on unpaved roads or trails. The oak woods of the initial part give away to vineyards in the second part. Along the road, you can visit two interesting churches, Pieve di Coiano and S. Maria a Chianni just before arriving in Gambassi.

    Type of route: almost entirely unpaved
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Distance 16.8 km (walking time 3 h)

Day 3: Altopascio to San Miniato Alto

A short day among Chianti vineyards to allow for time in the town of towers, one of the most famous places in Tuscany. it is pleasant to see the town in the evening or early morning when the busloads of tourists have not yet invaded it.

    Type of route: dirt roads or secondary asphalt and a strech of original paved route.
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Day 4: San Miniato to Gambassi

After the first 6 km of trafficless asphalt, the whole itinerary is on unpaved roads or trails. The oak woods of the initial part give away to vineyards in the second part. Along the road you can visit two interesting churches, Pieve di Coiano and S. Maria a Chianni just before arriving in Gambassi.

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Day 5: Gambassi to San Gimignano

A short day among Chianti vineyards to allow for time in the town of towers, one of the most famous places in Tuscany. it is pleasant to see the town in the evening or early morning when the busloads of tourists have not yet invaded it.

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Day 6: San Gimignano to Monteriggioni

Fairly long day in a beautiful landscape. The round walls of the historical fortified military post are amazing. Very interesting the parish church of Abbadia Isola

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Day 7: Monteriggioni to Siena

Again a short segment to allow time in Siena. Apart from the pleasant countryside, there is nothing remarkable along the road. The route is unpaved almost to the arrival in Siena. The clou of the day is the ice cream you will have at a cafe on the Piazza del Campo watching people go by...

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Day 8: End our service

See you next year to walk together the next stage

Map

Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena

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