Via Francigena in Tuscany Guided Tour

Price: From €893
  • Activity Walking
  • Distance 85 km
  • Duration 6 Nights
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Type Guided Caminos
  • Time To Go March to November

Via Francigena in Tuscany Guided Tour

This 6-night Via Francigena in Tuscany Guided Tour, from San Miniato to Siena, takes walkers to one of the most popular and spectacular stretches of the entire Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome. The trail starts in the hilltop town of San Miniato, famous for its artistic, cultural, and historical sights, and finishes in the UNESCO World Heritage historic centre of Siena.

Stroll through the unforgettable Tuscan countryside in the company of your group and our friendly, knowledgeable English-speaking guide, who will give you an in-depth insight into the unique history of the region’s Via Francigena, flora and fauna, and each Tuscan town that you pass through. On this 85km section of the Via Francigena, you will walk in the heart of Tuscany, across beautiful rolling hills and woodland, stopping in gorgeous villages where you will enjoy a well-deserved rest. There are many beautiful sights on this section of this guided tour, including the tiny walled hilltop town of Monteriggioni and two impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the breathtaking town of San Gimignano with its medieval towers and magnificent Siena, a historical, artistic, cultural, and gastronomic gem and renowned for one of Italy’s most traditional horse races: the Palio di Siena.

This guided tour departs on specific dates only; you must select this start date when booking. Talk to our travel experts if you want to add a delicious food or wine tour in Siena. And let us know if you would like to spend an extra night in Siena – we highly recommend it.

If you require more information on any of our guided trips, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Click below to create your Via Francigena in Tuscany Guided Tour.

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Map of the Family Walking on the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Itinerary For The Via Francigena In Tuscany Guided Tour

San Miniato

Stage: San Miniato

This tour starts at the hotel in San Miniato. At dinner this evening, you will get to meet with your guide and other group members.  Your guide will give you a brief outline for the coming few days of walking and answer any questions.  In your free time this evening, stroll around this beautiful town and sleep well tonight as your walking adventure begins tomorrow after breakfast.  There are plenty of artistic, cultural and historical sights to see in San Miniato, which is renowned for its white truffles so make sure to try some before you leave on your Tuscan adventure.

24 km

Gambassi Terme

Stage: Gambassi Terme

Today’s walking section on the Via Francigena starts in the breathtaking town of San Miniato (Alto). The trail is predominantly on off-road tracks over small rolling hills, the classic Tuscan landscape following lovely trails through oak woods, chestnut woods, olive groves and vineyards. On the way, you will pass Chianni where you should visit the lovely little church. There is a 300m climb to Gambassi Terme, a hilltop town best known for its spa and hot springs, as well as glass manufacturing.

13 km

San Gimignano

Stage: San Gimignano

From Gambassi Terme you will descend for a couple of kilometres before you begin another climb. The day is quite up and down but the scenery as you pass through the world-famous Chianti vineyards will make the effort worthwhile. San Gimignano, your destination for the day, is a wonderful, walled, hilltop, medieval town.  The towers of the town can be seen for miles around. The museum of San Gimignano 1300 has a wonderful reconstruction of how the town once looked and is well worth a visit.

13 km

Colle Val d’Elsa

Stage: Colle Val d’Elsa

Once you leave San Gimignano, you will have a pleasant walk through olive groves and cypress avenues up to the village of Montecchio. In Colle Val d’Elsa, enjoy a glass of Chianti in the central piazza.

14 km


Stage: Monteriggioni

From the Piazza in Colle di Val d’Elsa, you will continue your walk along tree-lined roads, starting with a long descent to Castel Petraia and then up to the densely forested hill of Montagnole. Your walking day on the Via Francigena takes you to the unique hilltop village of Monteriggioni with its circular wall.

21 km


Stage: Siena

After Monteriggioni, the Via Francigena path takes pilgrims toward the village of Funghaia and its church with a frescoed interior. Make sure you experience real Tuscan food in one of the region’s best osterias as you reach stunning 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 with the Tuscan surroundings, the city’s perfect Gothic beauty will amaze you.  It is world-famous for its art, medieval architecture, museums, cuisine and the ‘Palio‘, the spectacular annual horse race in the city’s piazza.

This tour finishes after breakfast in Siena.


Standard Hotels

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom. For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse


How to get there

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

San Miniato

Florence International Airport 41km:  Hourly bus (15min) from Florence Vespucci Airport to Firenze Autostazione.  Train to S. Miniato Stazione Fs (41min) every half hour.  Bus from train station to P.Za Dante bus stop (15mins).

Pisa International Airport 43km:  Bus from airport to Pisa Centrale (5mins).  Hourly train to San Miniato Stazione Fs  (29mins).  Bus from train station to P.Za Dante bus stop (15mins).



Florence International Airport 86km: You can either take the bus or the train. However they don’t stop at the same finishing point. The bus will drop you off in the heart of the historic city centre of Siena whereas Siena train station is located further away from the city centre and you might need to take a city bus (5 min travel time approx).
By bus:
– Autostradale bus express, coming from Pisa, stops in Florence and reaches Siena in less than 2 hours. See:
– SITA bus, The bus station is just around the corner from the train station in Florence. SITA buses to Siena take just under an hour, run frequently and takes you to Siena historic city center. Make sure you take the rapide (express) and not the ordinarie, which stops in Poggibonsi and Colle Val d’Elsa. Ticket costs €12. See the route itinerary and price for more information (note information is only in Italian). To reach the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence from the airport, just take the city line Vola in bus from the airport. The service connects the city centre in just 20 minutes and the fare is €6 one way.
By train:
Trains from Florence to Siena leave Santa Maria Novella station roughly once an hour on most days, and a direct train takes about 1.5 hours. The ticket is in the €6-10 range (if you’re on the direct train). See for more information.

Pisa International Airport 130km: You can take two different buses outside the airport going directly to Siena (under 2hr approximate travel time), for more information, see:
– Train S.p.a, see: Leaving directly from the airport to Piazza Gramsci in Siena. It takes you around two hours travel time and costs €14 one way.
– Autostradale, see: It follows similar itinerary than Train S.p.a but with a change in Florence. One way ticket costs €15. All informations, timetable and route with Siena Mobilita.

Bologna International Airport 167km: There are bus and train connections available to Siena.  Shuttle bus from Bologna Airport to Bologna Central Station (every 11 mins, €6 one-way).  For more information see:  From here you will take the train to Siena with a change in Florence.  Train to Siena (2hr 30, from €24 one-way). For more information see:

Bus from Bologna Airport to Siena Train Station. (4 times daily, from €18, Duration 2h40 – 3h40).  For more information see:

Whats Included

This guided tour includes; Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), 6 dinners, friendly English speaking guide, holiday pack and maps, all rooms with private bathroom, 24/7 support during your trip and GPS data files.

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, drinks, city tax, airport transfers, Travel Insurance (Recommended)

Please note that we require a minimum of 6 people for this tour to go ahead.

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