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IMG_6978 Proceno in the distance (1)
IMG_6874 Rocca D_Orcia the Piazza

Via Francigena – WEEK 7

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From San Quirico to Montefiascone

San Quirico is difficult to reach as it has no railway station. The nearest train station is Buonconvento, then there is a bus (few!). On request we can arrange for a private transfer. At your hotel you will find all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking, the GPS maps and the Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”. You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction should you desire one before you start on your way. The Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO protected landscape,is the scenary of this 7th week. A scenary like the ones represented on the Tuscany calendars: soft hills crested by ancient brick foarmhouses reacheable by cypress-lined, winding roads.

  • Holiday Type
    Via Francigena
  • Activity Level Moderate
All about the Via Francigena – WEEK 7.


La Collegiata in San Quirico
St Antimo Abbey
Rocca d’Orcia hamlet
Acquapendente Crypte
The Bolsena lake


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, French or German and maps have GPS tracing

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • All Breakfast ( Dinners on Demand )
  • Luggage transfer
  • Road Book & Maps
  • Gps Files Available
  • Emergency number 24/7
  • The Pilgrim’s “Credenziale”
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  1. SAN QUIRICO Day 1 – Arrival in San Quirico d’Orcia

    You can reach Buonconvento by half an hour train from Siena; the a local bus will take you to San Quirico, though you may have to wait. At your hotel, a package will be waiting for you containing all the material you need for the week: The credential – The hotels and meals vouchers – the detailed road books and waterproof GPS maps with a container and a map holder for the route.

  2. SANT’ANTIMO Day 2 – San Quirico – Sant’ Antimo -Distance 14 km Walking time: 4h

    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.

  3. ROCCA D’ORCIA Day 3 – Sant’ Antimo – Rocca d’ Orcia – Distance:19km Walking time:5h30

    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.

  4. RADICOFANI Day 4 – Rocca d’ Orcia – Radicofani – Distance: 28km Walking time:6h30

    You cannot avoid the last climb on 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.

  5. PROCENO Day 5 – Radicofani – Proceno – Distance: 25km Walking time: 5h3

    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.

  6. BOLSENA Day 6 – Proceno – Bolsena – Distance : 29,7km Walking time: 6h3

    The main interest is the scenery once you come in view of the lake. Stop to visit the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, The St Christina church in Bolsena built in memory of the miracle that is at the origin of the catholic celebrationl of “Corpus Domini”.

  7. MONTEFIASCONE Day 7 – Bolsena – Montefiascone – Distance 17km Walking time:4h0

    A short day along a route that offers nice views of the lake from the sourrounding hills.Possible detour : Civita di Bagnoregio, a spectacular ghost town perched on crumbling high cliff . A UNESCO protected site

  8. YOURS DEPARTURE Day 8 – End of our service
Accommodation List

Accommodation Level


Day 1 – San Quirico d’Orcia –

Day 2 – Castelnuovo dell’Abate –

Day 3 – Rocca d’Orcia –

Day 4 – Radicofani –

Day 5 – Proceno –

Day 6 – Bolsena –

Day 7 – Montefiascone –

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Some pics from our HotelsOn average the hotels are 3 star level

hotel via francigena tuscany

Some pics from our B&BsWe choose cozy B&B with friendly and professional owners

What happens if I can’t walk / cycle a stage?

If you find the stage too long or if for any reason you cannot walk at all for one day, let us know the previous week and we can arrange for you to go for a short stretch or for the entire stage with the luggage transfer . In some cases a small fee will be asked and you can pay it directly to the driver.

When is the best time of year?

Generally speaking the best season is certainly from April to October; however, it varies with each stage:
– You can only cross the Alps(week 1) from June 15th to September 15th
– The Appennino mountains (week 4) are more pleasurable from mid May to the end of September
– We suggest that you avoid walking among the rice fields (week 2&3) in full summer

How does the baggage transfers work?

Every morning you leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation, better with a name-tag and you will find it at your arrival at the next accommodation. It has to be delivered by 2pm

Do you provide GPS files for all days?

Yes, on request we can provide GPS files, but we will still supply the paper description just in case your GPS does not work!

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