Siena

Top things to do in Siena

The city of Siena is one of the highlights along the Via Francigena in Tuscany. Siena is a UNESCO-listed city and one of Italy’s most visited sites. Designed as a work of art to blend in with the Tuscan surroundings, the city’s perfect Gothic beauty will amaze you. If you are walking the Via Francigena …

Top things to do in Siena Read More »

5 spectacular places on the Via Francigena in Tuscany

5 spectacular places on the Via Francigena in Tuscany The Via Francigena or Camino to Rome takes pilgrims across some of Europe’s most stunning regions, including Tuscany in Italy. The Via Francigena crosses Tuscany, taking walkers from the Passo della Cissa mountain pass in the Apennines to the Val d’Orcia. Here are the 5 spectacular places on the …

5 spectacular places on the Via Francigena in Tuscany Read More »

Siena, Italy Siena Food Tour

Via Francigena: 24 hours in Siena

On a trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany with three colleagues in October we elected to take an extra day to explore the hilltop city of Siena. It was a decision that I’d happily repeat. Here’s our top things to see in Siena Siena Cathedral Siena is home to an eclectic mix of Architecture ranging …

Via Francigena: 24 hours in Siena Read More »

winter truffle, tuber brumale, truffle-203032.jpg

Truffle season in Tuscany

The Via Francigena walking and cycling route passes through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany giving you the ideal excuse to sample their famous local delicacy. To celebrate the truffle season in Tuscany we have come up with a few unique truffle ideas for you to try out at home or even better, when you visit …

Truffle season in Tuscany Read More »

Tourist tax in Italy

FAQ: tourist tax in Italy

When you are travelling the Via Francigena in Italy, you will find in some cities and historic towns you will have to pay a local tourist tax, what is called ‘Tassa di soggiorno’. This local tax is collected by hotels on behalf of the local authorities and they are charged per person, per night. The …

FAQ: tourist tax in Italy Read More »

Francigena: Cycling in Tuscany

Tuscany is world renowned as being one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. The Via Francigena route which passes through Tuscany offers the perfect opportunity to experience the region by bike. The Via Francigena passes through Tuscany as the Via makes its way from Canterbury to Rome. Along the way you will be immersed in …

Francigena: Cycling in Tuscany Read More »

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. …

Must-see: 5 things to do in Lucca Read More »

Join Our Newsletter

Plan your Camino
Scroll to Top