The best of – from Lucca to Siena

€680 (from) / Per person

The best of via Francigena – from 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.

NOTE: Possibile extra night in Florence before departure

  • 7 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Via Francigena

Highlights

  • Lucca
  • Monteriggioni
  • Siena downtown
  • San Gimignano
  • San Miniato
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Price & supplements

Per person / per week

 

  • Price in double room: 680 Euro
  • Price in triple room: 580 Euro
  • 5 Dinners package: 120 Euro
  • Single supplement: 120 Euro
  • Solo traveler supplement: 220 Euro

How does it work

We book your accommodations

We will book double/single 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 2/3 stars accommodation)
  • All breakfast (dinners on demand)
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • Gps files available
  • Luggage transfer
  • Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”
  • Road book & maps
Excluded:
  • Dinners
  • Tips
  • Wine tasting

Map

Via Francigena the best from Lucca to Siena

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Arrival in Lucca

Once in Lucca 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.

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Distance 16 km (walking time 4.30 h)

Day 2: Lucca to Altopascio

Walking day on flat ground, which was once dangerous because of marshes and bandits and now a densely populated area. Pieve di Capannori, Badia Pozzeveri are some of the historical and religious monuments that is possible to visit during this day.

    Type of route: almost entirely unpaved
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Distance 30 km (walking time 7.30 h)

Day 3: Altopascio to San Miniato Alto

There is a short stretch of medieval original pavement. To see along the way : Ponte a Cappiano (bridge built by Cosimo de’ Medici, XVI sec.) – San Miniato Alto. To make it shorter and avoid a not so nice stretch, you can catch a bus.

    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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Distance 24 km (walking time 6 h)

Day 6: San Gimignano to Strove

The day takes in a very varied and mix of rural Tuscan landscapes. A fairly long day in a beautiful landscape.

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Distance 22,50 km (walking time 5 h)

Day 7: Strove - Siena

A nice walk in the pleasant countryside. The round walls of the historical fortified military post are amazing. Very interesting the parish church of Abbadia Isola. The route is unpaved almost to the arrival in Siena. The "clou" of the day is the ice cream you will have at a café on Piazza del Campo, watching people go by.

    Type of route: almost entirely unpaved
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Day 8: End our service

See you next year to walk together the next stage

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