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Via Francigena Siena to Orvieto
Sept 14th – 21th

from  1.190,00

From Siena to Orvieto

San Miniato can easily be reached by train from Florence ( less than 1h); at your hotel you will find all the material you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, the detailed description of the walking and the GPS maps. You will also be told where to go to receive a benediction should you desire one before you start on your way. 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, powerfull fortreresses and castles are to be seen along the way.

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All about the Via Francigena Siena to Orvieto
Sept 14th – 21th.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

> La Collegiata
> St Antimo Abbey
> Rocca d’Orcia hamlet
> Acquapendente Crypte
> The Bolsena lake

HOW DOES IT WORK:

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 book  your hotels

We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels orxb&b or country Inns.

We supply detailed  route notes and maps

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

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
  • English Speaking Guide with the group
  • All Breakfast and 6 dinners included
  • Luggage transfer
SHARE YOUR OPINIONItems that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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Download Itinerary PDF
  1. SIENA Day 1 – Arrival In Siena

    Settle in in your hotel which is in the center of the city. The clou of the day is the icecream you will have at a cafe on the Piazza del Campo whatching people go by..

  2. BUONCONVENTO Day 2 – Siena – Buonconvento – Distance :36km (31 to Ponte d’Arbia and 19 to the Grancia) Walking time: 6h30 Type of route: almost entierly unpaved

    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 neverending wars between towns in the Middle Ages. It also provided shelter for the pilgrims. The stage ends in Ponte d’Arbia and is already very long; what is more, there is no hotel in town so the lady that does your luggage transfer will pick you up and take you to Buonconvento.

  3. SAN QUIRICO Day 3 Buonconvento – San Quirico – Distance :23,6km Walking time: 5h00 Type of route: 30% secondary asphalt

    One of the longest day of the whole Francigena with 26 km on an easy terrain. The last third of the road follows the old Cassia. 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.

  4. ROCCA D'ORCIA Day 4 – 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.

  5. RADICOFANI Day 5 – 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.

  6. PROCENO Day 6 – 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.

  7. ORVIETO Day 7 – Proceno to Orvieto

    Transfer in the morning.
    Arrival in Orvieto and visit the famous ”Duomo” and ”Pozzo dei miracoli”.

  8. YOURS DEPARTURE Day 8 – End of our service
Hotel list

Accommodation Level

 

Day 1 – Siena –

Day 2 – Buonconvento –

Day 3 – San Quirico d’Orcia –

Day 4 – Rocca d’Orcia –

Day 5 – Radicofani –

Day 6 – Proceno –

Day 7 – Orvieto –

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

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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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