GUIDED GROUP: Via Francigena WEEK 6
DEPARTURE: OCTOBER 2-9, 2021
This week-long hike along Via Francigena hits the best Tuscany has to offer. You’ll get to explore San Gimignamo, UNESCO World Heritage Site with extraordinary feudal towers & early Renaissance frescoes. From there you’ll climb up to an ancient medieval city perched on a cliffside: Colle di Val d’Elsa, otherwise known as the “city of crystal.” This small town makes 95% of Italy’s glass crystal production. Then onwards through woods & past medieval fortresses to Siena, another UNESCO World Heritage Site & home to some of the most remarkable art & architecture from the 13-16th centuries. Siena is also known as a food capital, with excellent local wine & cuisine.
Your journey will begin in the town San Miniato, an easy 40-minute train from Florence, or a 30-minute train from Pisa. At your hotel in San Miniato, you will find everything you need for your trip: hotel vouchers, a detailed description of the route & stops along the way, & the GPS maps. You will also find information on churches where you can receive a benediction, should you desire one before you start your journey.
Monte Oliveto Abbey
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We book your accommodations
We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels, b&b or country Inns. and you will find the corresponding vouchers in your package
We transfer your luggage
Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.
We supply detailed route notes and maps
The route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German. All maps have GPS tracing.
From San Miniato to San Quirico
7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )All breakfast ( dinners on demand )Emergency number 24/7Gps Files AvailableLuggage TransferPilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )Road Book & Maps
11 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )2 Dinners5 Dinner package ( On Request )5 NIGHTS in 3-4 Stars Accommodation6 NIGHTS in 3* / 4* Accommodation8 NIGHTS in 3* / 4* AccommodationWine Tasting in Umbria
Day 1 – Arrival in San Miniato
Day 2 – San Miniato – Gambassi
Day 3 – Gambassi– San Gimignano
Day 4 – San Gimignano – Strove
Day 5 – Monteriggioni – Siena
Day 6 – Siena – Buonconvento
Day 7 – Buonconvento – San Quirico
Day 8 – End our service