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Via Francigena – WEEK 6

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From San Miniato to San Quirico

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.

  • Holiday Type
    Via Francigena
  • Activity Level Moderate
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All about the Via Francigena – WEEK 6.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Monteriggioni

Siena downtown

San Gimignano

Monte Oliveto Abbey

HOW DOES IT WORK:

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”
SHARE YOUR OPINIONItems that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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Download Itinerary PDF
  1. SAN MINIATO Day 1 – Arrival in San Miniato – possible extra night in Florence

    The railway station is in S. Miniato Basso, but if you let us know your arrival time we can send you someone to pick you up. Anna the owner of the b&b you are staying at is an excellent cook.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. GAMBASSI Day 2 – San Miniato – Gambassi – Distance : 24km Walking time: 4h30 Type of route: almost entierly unpaved

    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.

  3. SAN GIMIGNANO Day 3 – Gambassi– San Gimignano – Distance :14km Walking time: 3h00 Type of route: almost entierly unpaved

    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.

  4. STROVE ( MONTERIGGIONI ) Day 4 – San Gimignano – Strove - Distance :29km Walking time: 6h00 Type of route: almost entierly unpaved

    Fairly long day in a beautiful landscape. The round walls of the historical fortified military post are amazing. Very interesting the parrish church of Abbadia Isola

  5. SIENA Day 5 – Monteriggioni – Siena – Distance :17km Walking time: 3h00 Type of route: almost entierly unpaved

    Again a short segment to allow time in Siena. Apart from the pleasant countryside, there is nothing remarkable along the road. The route is unpaved almost to the arrival in Siena. The clou of the day is the icecream you will have at a cafe on the Piazza del Campo whatching people go by..

  6. BUONCONVENTO Day 6 – 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.

  7. SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA Day 7 – 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.

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

Accommodation Level

 

Day 1 – San Miniato –

Day 2 – Gambassi Terme –

Day 3 – San Gimignano –

Day 4 – Monteriggioni –

Day 5 – Siena –

Day 6 – Buonconvento –

Day 7 – San Quirico d’Orcia –

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

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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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