Via Francigena Articles

Our Via Francigena articles are here to inform and inspire you to walk this historic pilgrimage route in Italy, one that has been walked for centuries. The most popular trails to start your journey with are the Via Francigena in Tuscany, or we have created a specific Cycling section of the Via Francigena, and the Last section of the Via Francigena into Rome – the last 100km in one week. This stunning Pilgrimage to Rome was named European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in 1994, with highlights on the Via Francigena inluding Siena, Lucca, San Giminiano, Rome and the Vatican.

Must-see: 5 things to do in Lucca

One of the most popular sections of the Via Francigena, Italy’s Camino, starts in the magnificent walled city of Lucca, in Tuscany, and takes walkers to spectacular Siena. Many walkers choose to start in San Miniato instead of Lucca, avoiding the first couple of walking days, as the trail takes you out of the city. …

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Must-See: the churches of Assisi

The city of Assisi is not only the geographic centre but also the spiritual core of the St Francis Way or Cammino di Francesco: many important sites linked to the life of Saint Francis are located in this unique city-sanctuary, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its art, architecture and unique history. The same …

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Glassblowing in Tuscany

While walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany, you will be able to discover and appreciate one of Italy’s most traditional crafts: glassblowing. Since this particular skill has started to disappear in our modern world, where could you find this art still alive? It will be in the small and rustic town of Colle di Val d’Elsa, …

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Weather on the Via Francigena

The weather on the Via Francigena will depend on the season and the region you choose to travel. Some parts of Italy can reach very high temperatures during Summer, but from Autumn to Spring you will find colder days, even very cold ones. During late Autumn and Winter some hotels might close and flights and ferries …

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