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Sicily Traverse: Magna Via Francigena

In the Warm Heart of Sicily

Called "Magna" for its greatness and importance as an ancient Roman Road, Magna Via Francigena stretches from Palermo to Agrigento among fields and trazzere - the ancient shepherd trails -  Arab villages and the splendor of the Valley of the Temples.

This is not the Sicily one is used to or would imagine - it's inland Sicily, with its grean open landscapes and hamlets perched on the hills,  the labyrinth of streets of Arab villages, waterfalls and natural reserves.

 

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It's a Sicily made of people who fiercely love and support their home, cherishing its past and building its future with strenght and determination. It's a trip you will fall in love with. 

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Magna Via Francigena begins with Palermo


The starting point of the journey
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The starting point of this fascinating journey,  Palermo alone is worth the miles traveled to reach it: Palermo, a city of lights and shadows, marks the beginning of the path that leads through the Sicilian hinterland and to the beautiful Agrigento, the final stage of the journey. 

Read our article about Palermo, here. 

Highlights

  • The warmth of Sicilian hospitality, from large cities to villages
  • A lesser-known Sicily, that of small communities and mountain villages
  • Sicilian gastronomy, among the most flavorful in Italy
  • Significant places like Corleone and Palermo along with hidden gems like Prizzi

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Magna Via Francigena?

The Magna Via Francigena stretches for 186 km with 9 stages between Palermo and Agrigento, crossing Sicily from sea to sea. The route mainly unfolds on dirt roads and to a lesser extent on secondary paved roads with limited traffic.

What is the difficulty level of the journey?

It's a path without particular technical difficulties, but as with all journeys, the perceived difficulty depends on many subjective and objective factors (including, for example, the weather - with rain, the terrain becomes very muddy). However, it is still a multi-day journey that requires some experience in covering several kilometers for several days.

What type of accommodations are planned for your trips?

We provide accommodation in three-star hotels, B&Bs, and farmhouses along the way, in rooms with private bathrooms.

How is the Magna Via Francigena marked?

The path is marked with conventional European signs and the characteristic symbol of the pilgrim of the Via Francigena of Sicily, facilitating orientation along the route. If you decide to travel with us, you will receive detailed documentation and a personalized app to guide you along the way, even without internet.

What landscapes are encountered along the Magna Via Francigena?

The Magna Via Francigena offers the opportunity to explore authentic Sicily, from the heart of the island to its hidden treasures. You can admire archaeological sites, points of naturalistic interest, and artistic masterpieces, immersing yourself in the hills, highlands, and vastness of the Sicilian hinterland.

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