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Via Francigena from Siena to Orvieto

Via Francigena from Siena to Orvieto

From 620Euro per person

This week-long hike along Via Francigena, hits the best Tuscany has to offer. You’ll get to explore the Val d’Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit Siena and all the most beautiful hilltop tows of southern Tuscany. At the end of your walks in the afternoon, we suggest to have some wine experience in the land of Brunello or try the famous Pecorino di Pienza.

Your journey will begin in Siena, easy reachable by train train from Florence ( from the North ) or from Chiusi ( from the South ). At the end of the week you will arrive in Orvieto and you can spend half-day visiting this amazing art city before taking your train back to Florence or Rome.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Siena downtown
Buonconvento ( optional transfer to Monte Oliveto abbey )
Valdorcia
Orvieto

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.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    From Siena to Orvieto
  • Included
    7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )
    All breakfast ( dinners on demand )
    Emergency number 24/7
    Gps Files Available
    Luggage Transfer
    Pilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )
    Road Book & Maps
  • Not Included
    5 Dinner package ( On Request )
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Day 1 – Arrival in Siena

You can reach your hotel in the centre of town by your own means. You will find the material you need for your trip to the reception. Supper and night NOTE: Possible extra night in Florence before departure
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Day 2 – Siena – Grancia di Cuna

A fairly easy day on quiet roads except for a short, traffic-ridden stretch. You will reach the “Grancia di Cuna” an ancient building built to store and protect grains during the period of wors between Siena and Florence. Also used by pilgrims on their road to Rome. A short detour will lead you to your hotel. Distance : 19km // Walking time: 4h00 // Type of route: almost entirely unpaved
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Day 3 – Grancia di Cuna – Buonconvento

Retrace your steps to the Grancia to continue your way through peaceful Tuscan hills. Part of the trail unfolds skirting the railway tracks. Spend the night in a cosy “agriturismo”. Distance : 18 km // Walking time: 4h00 // Type of route: unpaved
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Day 4 – Buonconvento - San Quirico

A medium-length day on easy terrain. Dirt roads to Torrenieri then the last third of the road follows the old Cassia. San Quirico was one of the most important stops on the way to Rome and has some of the most interesting buildings in the area with the Collegiata and the remains of an ancient pilgrims’ hospital. Distance : 23,6 km // Walking time: 5h00 // Type of route: 30% secondary asphalt
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Day 5 – San Quirico – Gallina

You cannot avoid the last climb to Radicofani, but it can be shortened by spending the night half-way through in a nice Agriturismo, with a warm welcome and good food, thus dividing the stage in two. strong>Distance: 17km // Walking time: 3h00 // Type of route: almost entirely unpaved
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Day 6 – Gallina – Radicofani

The next morning you have a shorter day, though the long climb to Radicofani makes a tough stage of it. Radicofani was one of the most important stops on the Francigena . In the shade of its imposing fortress it offers one of the most powerful landscapes of the whole route. Distance: 36km (31 to Ponte d’Arbia and 19 to the Grancia) // Walking time: 6h30 // Type of route: almost entirely unpaved
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Day 7 – Radicofani – Proceno

Partly unpaved to Ponte a Rigo (one of the most scenic road of the whole Francigena) partly paved on secondary roads and beautiful landscape. This high road overlooking the Cassia was the official way before the 16th century when the Bridge over the Paglia river was built. Convince the lady of the house to give you a tour of Proceno castle. Distance: 25,00 km // Walking time: 5h30
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Day 8 – Transfer to Orvieto ( optional walk to San Lorenzo )

You can have a transfer directly to Orvieto or walk to San Lorenzo Nuovo and be picked up to reach Orvieto, one of the most interesting towns of Umbria of Etruscan origins.f the lake. Stop to visit the crypt in Acquapendente. You can catch a train in Orvieto the same day or ask for an extra night in town. NOTE: You can have a short walk in the morning to San Lorenzo Nuovo - Distance: 18 km - Walking time: 4h30

Location

The Map of the Week

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