Via Francigena – Best of Siena to Orvieto

€680 (from) / Per person

Via Francigena – Best of Siena to Orvieto

Enjoy our selection of the best places of the Via Francigena. It’s an itinerary which crosses two weeks of the standard division of the Camino, but gives you the opportunity to visit the beautiful Tuscany with its “jewel” Siena and the gorgeous Valdorcia, ending with a visit of the majestic Orvieto.

Your journey will begin in Siena, easily reachable by train from Florence (from the North) or from Rome (from the South). At the end of the week, you will arrive in Orvieto and you can spend half-day visiting this amazing art city before taking your train back to Florence or Rome.

  • 7 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Via Francigena

Highlights

  • Siena downtown
  • Buonconvento (optional transfer to Monte Oliveto abbey)
  • Valdorcia
  • Orvieto
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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

The route notes can be in English, Italian, or French. All maps have GPS tracing.

Departure:Siena
Destination:Orvieto
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 from Siena to Proceno. Transfer to Gubbio

Tour Plan

01

Distance 18 km (walking time 5.30 h with e transfer from Grancia to Cuna)

Day 1: Siena - Buonconvento

You will follow a winding route for most of the day until you reach the “Grancia di Cuna” an ancient food storage place fortified to protect it during the never-ending wars between towns in the Middle Ages. It also provided shelter for the pilgrims. Here, the lady that does your luggage transfer will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Buonconvento.

02

Distance 23,6 km (walking time 6 h)

Day 2: Buonconvento - San Quirico

The last third of the road follows the old Cassia on easy terrain. San Quirico was one of the most important stops on the way to Rome and has some of the most interesting buildings in the area with the Collegiata and the remains of an ancient pilgrims hospital.

03

Distance 14 km (walking time 4 h)

Day 3: San Quirico - Sant'Antimo

Because St Antimo abbey is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, we decided to walk an older version of the Francigena that doesn’t bypass it. The route from San Quirico is entirely unpaved and partly on trails. It offers beautiful views of the Ripa d’Orcia castle and of the Orcia gorge. The last stretch climbs steadily among the Brunello vineyards.

04

Distance 19 km (walking time 5.30 h)

Day 4: Sant'Antimo - Rocca D'Orcia

There are trails which climb to the ridge overlooking the Orcia valley, however, depending on the season you may prefer the asphalt road as they are muddy, and the “Crete” mud is a sticky clay. The view from the ridge is amazing and the small hamlet where you spend the night is charming.

05

Distance 28 km (walking time 6.30 h)

Day 5: Rocca D'Orcia - Radicofani

You cannot avoid the last climb on the tarmac to Radicofani, one of the most important stops on the Francigena. In the shade of its imposing Tetennano fortress, it offers one of the most powerful landscapes of the whole route.

06

Distance 25 km (walking time 5.30 h)

Day 6: Radicofani - Proceno

Partly unpaved to Ponte a Rigo partly paved on secondary roads and beautiful landscape. This high road overlooking the Cassia was the official way before the 16th century when the Bridge over the Paglia river was built. Convince the lady of the house to give you a tour of Proceno castle.

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Day 7: Transfer to Orvieto

Take your time to visit this wonderful museum city, perched on a cliff and rich in monuments such as the Duomo, the Pozzo di San Patrizio, the fascinating subterranean Orvieto, the Etruscan and medieval remains.

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Day 8: End our service

See you next year to walk together the next stage

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