Walking tour on the via francigena
Originally named “Via Romea Francigena” – the French road the leads to Rome – this ancient pilgrim route once connected the British cathedral of Canterbury with the Holy See in Rome, passing through France and Switzerland. About 250 miles of this path are in Tuscany, stretching from Pietrasanta, in the north-west of the region, to the Val d’Orcia area in the south-east, before bending west again towards Rome. This walking tour will take you on a nice 3-hour stroll on the Via Francigena, through the soft rolling hills around Monteriggioni. You will be able to admire a picture-perfect landscape of dense forests of oaks, isolated farms, mills, and the famous medieval walls of Monteriggioni. Considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Italy, Monteriggioni boasts magnificent exterior walls characterized by fourteen square towers. We will stop for a typical Tuscan lunch and then proceed to San Gimignano, where you will be free to explore and find the perfect souvenir.