If you are looking to experience the Via Francigena in Tuscany at your own pace, this is the perfect trip for you.
You will be walking the picturesque stretch of the Via Francigena from Lucca to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Siena. You will walk through the heart of Tuscany across rolling hills and beautiful woodland over 7 days and staying in the gorgeous villages along the way, including San Gimignano, which means you will be covering a manageable average of under 20kms per day.
The town of San Gimignano itself is truly breathtaking with its medieval towers. The section ends in the magnificent Siena, steeped in art, history, culture and gastronomy.
If you travel in July or August, you might be able to witness one of Italy’s most traditional horse races: the Palio di Siena. If you travel in Autumn, this part of Tuscany is world-famous for its white truffles so foodies are in for a treat! All along the way you will taste delicious Italian cuisine.
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