VIA FRANCIGENA – LUCCA SIENA
FROM € 580,00
Via Francigena – Lucca Siena is maybe one of the most interesting and beautiful among Italian legs thanks to the gentle landscape of Tuscany and of the beauty of the towns you will walk through!
SELF GUIDED PROGRAM
8 Days Trip from Lucca to Siena
Distance: 140 km
Tour Type: Self-guided
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
Starting in Canterbury and crossing Europe, the Via Francigena is a stunning heritage trail dating back to the Middle Ages. From the WWI battlefields to the Champagne region, Lake Geneva and the mighty Alps, the Aosta Valley and Tuscany, the Francigena is full of history and nature to explore on your way to Rome, the dazzling eternal city!
A walking journey you will never forget together with the food you will discover and the friendly people you will meet!
Day 1: Lucca
Day 2: From Lucca to Altopascio
Day 3: From Altopascio to San Miniato
Day 4: From San Miniato to Gambassi
Day 5:From Gambassi to San Gimignano
Day 6: From San Gimignano to Monteriggioni
Day 7: From Monteriggioni to Siena
Day 8: Siena and departure
Day 1: LUCCA
Arrival in Lucca and accommodation in a centrally located Hotel. Time for the urban trekking for visiting the charming Tuscan town embraced by its old city walls. Remember not to miss the unique Anfiteatro Square, the circle square in the heart of the town.
Day 2: From LUCCA to ALTOPASCIO
Arrival in Altopascio and accommodation in Hotel . Luggage will be transferred by UmbriAction staff. It is possible to have dinner in one of the nice and cozy restaurants of the center of Altopascio for tasting "Farinata" or "Ribollita" or other delicious Tuscan dish.
DETAILS: km 18.
Day 3: From ALTOPASCIO to SAN MINIATO
Breakfast. In the first part of the stage we walk a splendid paved stretch of the ancient Via Francigena. We pass the wild and deserted area of Cerbaie, and then head towards Ponte a Cappiano, where a hostel has been created inside the ancient Medici bridge. From here we cross an ancient marsh and go back up to the interesting historic center of Fucecchio. After passing the Arno River, we walk along the embankment towards San Miniato. San Miniato is famous as the town of Black Truffles. Time for discovering the beauty of this tuscan hamlet and for tasting the food.
DETAILS: km 29 +203 m/ -198. (it is possible to split this long leg into 2 shorter with an overnight in Le Vedute)
Day 4: From SAN MINIATO to GAMBASSI
Wonderful but demanding stage especially for the lack of refreshment points. From San Miniato, after an hour's walk on asphalt, we take a path of extraordinary beauty along the hilly ridges of the Val d'Elsa. On the Sigerico route we meet two Submansiones: the Pieve di Coiano, in poor condition, and the Pieve a Chianni, in whose rectory a beautiful hostel has been created. Gambassi is a nice Spa town in the heart of Tuscany, a natural balcony overlooking the hills towards San Gimignano.
DETAILS: Km 24, +523 m / -383 m.
Day 5: From GAMBASSI to SAN GIMIGNANO
San Gimignano is world famous as the towns of towers. Arriving on foot from the valley you will enjoy the magnificent view of the town dominated by its old towers is really breathtaking!
DETAILS: km 18, +417 m / -410 m.
Day 6: From SAN GIMIGNANO to MONTERIGGIONI
This old castle that dates back to the XI century located on a hilltop is really amazing! Walking as far as the wall gate is thrilling as the experience of remaining inside the city walls at night. It means stepping back in the past for many centuries!
DETAILS: km 30, +628m / -641 m. (it is possible to split this long leg with an overnight in Colle di val d'Elsa )
Day 7: From MONTERIGGIONI to SIENA
The final destination of this wonderful trekking tour along the Francigena is Siena, the town of the Palio, of Piazza del Campo and of many other important historical events.
DETAILS: km 21, +103 m / -162 m.
Day 8: SIENA
Breakfast and departure.
Price from € 580,00
It is possible to extend the stay. Extention has to be requested at reservation.
Upgrade to 4 * Hotels is possible on request.
Supplement for single room on request.
Supplement for private transfer from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport on request.
Supplement for an english speaking hiking guide on request.
Discount for not transporting luggage is possible and is on request.
Accomodation: 7 overnights in 3* hotels or country hotels in double or single room; half board basis suggested. Upgrade to 4 * Hotels is possible on request.
Food: 8 breakfasts.
* Dinner is not included but always available with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement)
Other Services Included: luggage transfer (1 case per person max 20kg each), maps and instruction, pilgrim passport, UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Price Does Not Include: city tax, lunch, dinner, beverages, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfers on arrival and/or departure (with supplement).
Category: Self-guided, Hiking and Trekking
Accommodation level: Standard or superior
Attention: the itinerary might change because of bad weather conditions, pandemic, closure days in general
Departure: guaranteed min 1 persons – groups always available on request
Note: Tour is possible from April till end of October. Other months are on request
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