Discover the wonders of Tuscany by foot with FrancigenaWays.com, the walking holiday specialists on the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome. Starting from only €679pps for a 7-day trip, a walking holiday in Tuscany following the Via Francigena is the best way to discover this stunning region of Italy.
Just like the Camino de Santiago, the Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage route followed by walkers from across Europe for centuries. Following the footsteps of Sigeric archbishop of Canterbury in the 10th century, the Via Francigena is divided in different sections. This long-distance trail starts in Canterbury Cathedral and crosses France, Switzerland and Italy on its way to Rome, the Eternal city.
Via Francigena – Tuscany by foot highlights:
A gorgeous walled city with a lively atmosphere and plenty to do and see. Lucca, the ‘city of one hundred churches’ is also home of famous opera composer Giacomo Puccini.
Gorgeous San Miniato is famous for its white truffles. Take in the fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from Torre della Rocca tower at the top of the town.
On your way you will follow tracks and trails across the picturesque Tuscan country side with green and gold rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves.
As you approach San Gimignano, its 14 imposing medieval towers will start getting into view. These are the remaining tower houses of the total 72 built by the town’s most powerful families in the Middle Ages to show off their wealth and compete with each other for the locals’ respect. The historic centre is a UNESCO world heritage site.
You will feel enchanted by this tiny walled village perched on top of a hill.
The city of Siena is one of the most visited sites in Italy and has been for centuries. The city used to have many inns and hospices for pilgrims, as they stopped in Siena on their way to Rome following the Via Francigena. A gorgeous city with cobbled lanes, fantastic piazzas, stunning architecture and a friendly medieval feel, Siena has plenty to do, see and taste.
See below for a selection of current deals from FrancigenaWays.com:
Tuscany by foot: San Miniato to Siena
- Discover the best that Tuscany has to offer, including white truffles in San Miniato and stunning architecture in Siena.
- 6 nights on a half-board basis.
- From ONLY €679pps in high season and from €599pps in low season.
Tuscany by foot: Lucca to Siena
- Enjoy the lively walled city of Lucca, the medieval atmosphere of Siena and many other sites en route.
- 7 nights in our hand-picked accommodation.
- From ONLY €789pps in high season and from €699pps in low season.
- Walk from San Miniato to Siena as part of our Via Francigena guided tour, perfect for solo travellers.
- Set departures for 2015: 9th May and 26th September 2015
- Price from €790pps.
FrancigenaWays.com offers both self-guided holidays on the Via Francigena and also guided tours, departing on selected dates. Contact our team for more details.
Prices includes: Standard packages include half-board accommodation, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel and holiday pack with practical information.
Prices do not include: Flights or insurance.
Optional: Ask our team for hotel upgrades available.
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