Stop and look around. What you are seeing is the iconic Tuscan countryside – the one printed on postcards. But this is not a photograph, it is live and you are here! In front of you lies the soft rolling hills scattered with cypresses, a gravel road stretching as far as the eye can see and a horizon filled with more and more beautiful landscapes.
Have you even wondered which part of Via Francigena is the most spectacular? Here it is, in the heart of Tuscany. We decided to enshrine it in 8 days of walking, 8 days filled with emotion.
Enter the Pieve di Chianni, where Sigeric the Serious slept, and rest within the frescoed walls of its hostel. The following day, see the towers of the Monteriggioni castle, from a distance, getting closer and closer with every step as you venture through the beautiful Val d’Elsa. The promising horizon foretells of a rising fairytale castle and its crown of towers.
The red earth under your feet accompanies you towards Siena until you pass through its gate: here it’s easy to turn the corner and meet a parade of flag wavers and drummers, proudly flaunting the colors of their district. Finally, immerse yourself in the lunar landscape of the Crete Senesi, the colors merging and overlapping in front of your eyes on windwept, sunburnt grass.
All of this in one trip: enjoy the best, all the while knowing that you won’t be able to resist all there is to see in this beautiful placed called Italy!