VIA FRANCIGENA – THE BEST

PILGRIMAGE ROUTES

VIA FRANCIGENA – THE BEST

FROM € 800,00

Via Francigena – the best! This is in one of the most beautiful legs of the Francigena Way in Italy for this special self guided walking itinerarywith stunning views, world famous cities, culture and the magic atmosphere of  mythical Tuscany .

SELF GUIDED PROGRAM

ACTIVE TOUR

9 Days Trip from San Miniato to Siena

ITINERARY STEPS

Distance: 89,5 km
Difficulty: Average
Tour Type: Self-guided

CALENDAR

Period: from April to October
Departure: any day

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In just 9 days you will have a fantastic and unforgettable journey along the best part of the Francigena Way including amazing experiences to explore in the best way the heart of Tuscany and its taste.
Beside the self guided walking itineray you will have an exciting gourmet experience in a wine estate near San Gimignano and also the guided tour of Siena.

From San Miniato to Siena the very heart of Italy and the breathtaking tuscan landscapes!

Itinerary
Complete Itinerary
Price & Date
Trip Details
Itinerary

Day 1: San Miniato

Day 2: San Miniato

Day 3: From San Miniato to Gambassi Terme

Day 4: From Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano

Day 5: San Gimignano

Day 6: From San Gimignano to Monteriggioni

Day 7: From Monteriggioni to Siena

Day 8: Siena

Day 9: Siena and departure

Complete Itinerary

Day 1: SAN MINIATO

Arrival in Florence or Pisa Airport. Private transfer to Hotel  in San Miniato. Accommodation in your hotel and time at leisure to relax.

 

Day 2: SAN MINIATO

First leg: San Miniato - Day at leisure to visit this charming little town, San Miniato, famous for the truffles production and for the panoramic fortress!

 

Day 3: From SAN MINIATO to GAMBASSI TERME

First stage of this historical itinerary in the heart of Tuscany. Wonderful views for this demanding leg especially for the lack of refreshment points. From San Miniato, after an hour of walking on asphalt, we take a path of extraordinary beauty along the hilly ridges of the Val d'Elsa where we meet two Submansiones: the Pieve di Coiano, in poor condition, and the Pieve a Chianni.

DETAILS: km 24,+523 m / –383 m

 

Day 4: From GAMBASSI TERME to SAN GIMIGNANO

A short but very interesting leg for the beauty of the panoramas surrounding the Via Francigena. We can visit the Sanctuary of Pancole before going back to the charming village of Collemucioli and from here to the enchanting Pieve di Cellole. The rest of the day can be dedicated to visiting San Gimignano, one of the most popular destinations in Italy that, especially if reached on foot, takes on a different and unusual flavor.

DETAILS: Km 13.5, +457 m / –390 m

 

Day 5: SAN GIMIGNANO

Day  at leisure for visiting the town and its surrounding. On foot you will reach a traditional wine estate for tasting some of the fine local wines with delicacies like cheese, ham, salame and more! You will enjoy the perfect taste of Tuscany in the typical atmosphere of a farm house.

 

Day 6: From SAN GIMIGNANO to MONTERIGGIONI

One of the most beautiful stages of the Via Francigena. After leaving San Gimignano we arrive near one of the stages of Sigerico’s Way, which has not yet been exactly located: Molino d'Aiano. We continue towards Badia a Coneo, Gracciano and then to Strove, with its beautiful Romanesque church. We pass through the wonderful complex of Abbadia a Isola before reaching Monteriggioni, with its amazing crown of towers.

DETAILS: km 31, +628 m / -641 m

 

Day 7: From MONTERIGGIONI to SIENA

Breakfast. Fifth  leg  MONTERIGGIONI - SIENA last stage of this wonderful route. Leaving Monteriggioni we walk the dirt roads of the Sienese mountainous area towards Cerbaia, an ancient medieval village. Through the bush we get to the castles of Chiocciola and Villa. A suggested detour will take you to the wonderful Hermitage of San Leonardo al Lago. You can visit it every day!

DETAILS: km 21, +321 m / –317 m

 

Day 8: SIENA

Day at leisure for visiting the wonderful town. We suggest you a walking tour with private guide in your language to better enjoy Siena.

 

Day 9: SIENA

Breakfast and departure.

 

Price & Date

Price from € 800,00

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.

Trip Details

Accomodation: 8 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, 1 wine tasting.

* 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), private transfer from Pisa or Florence airport to hotel in San Miniato, 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).

Difficulty: Average
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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