Via Francigena – Week 6
This week-long hike along Via Francigena hits the best Tuscany has to offer. You’ll get to explore San Gimignano, UNESCO World Heritage Site with extraordinary feudal towers & early Renaissance frescoes. From there you’ll climb up to an ancient medieval city perched on a cliffside: Colle di Val d’Elsa, otherwise known as the “city of crystal.” This small town makes 95% of Italy’s glass crystal production. Then onwards through woods & past medieval fortresses to Siena, another UNESCO World Heritage Site & home to some of the most remarkable art & architecture from the 13-16th centuries. Siena is also known as a food capital, with excellent local wine & cuisine.
Your journey will begin in the town San Miniato, an easy 40-minute train from Florence, or a 30-minute train from Pisa.
Waiting for you at your hotel will be all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the route & stops along the way, & the maps. You will also find information on churches where you can receive a benediction, should you desire one, and have a pilgrim stamp on your credential.
- 7 Days
- Age 15+
- Via Francigena