It is up to you: travel on foot or by bicycle? You can follow the footsteps of Sigerico on Via Francigena or find yourself traveling on other paths that lead you to historical places and breathtaking landscapes.
The Via Materana is a walking meditation, an itinerary that connects us with the ancestral and simple pleasures of life. What could be a better simple pleasure than a cool beer and a cialedda (a typical bread salad: soft, soaked bread with fresh vegetables, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil) in the shade of Matera’s Cathedral?
A three-days trip on Via Francigena: starting in San Miniato and continuing along landscapes of extraordinary beauty, ending in San Gimignano, a UNESCO site.
A surprising itinerary from the shores on Lake Bolsena, the gateway to Latium, along the ancient paving stones of the Via Cassia, still intact after 2000 years, before reaching the charming old town centre of Viterbo.
A very varied walk, through an original and little known Tuscany. You will depart from Pontremoli, in the heart of the Lunigiana, the land of the Moon, home of the “stele statues”, a very green land dotted with fine castles.
A three-days walk between Siena and Buonconvento, an itinerary that gives you a taste of the finest Via Francigena in Tuscany has to offer
You will explore a wonderful, off the beaten path area of Piedmont, on wooden paths that wind through unspoilt nature. A short camino (just four days), between Santhia and the Oropa Sanctuary, one of the world's most important places of marian worship.
This short trip follows the latter section of St Dominic's last journey, through the wooden Appennino mountains, from Florence to Bologna.
The last steps before Rome: a surprising camino starting with the enchanting medieval town of Viterbo, which has a district dedicated to the pilgrims who, for centuries, have walked on these ancient Etruscan roads. Admire the Roman amphitheatre of Sutri and finally take your first glimpse the dome of Saint Peter’s.
A shorter version of the Via degli Dei, that allows you to walk the most pictoresque and wilder areas in just 5 days. Immerse yourself in the quiet of the Appennini mountains!
The Via Romea Germanica, a historical path that saw the passage of kings, popes, crusaders, saints, pilgrims and armies, is easily identifiable on any geographical map, and constitutes, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most important historical monuments in Germany and of Italy.
Il Sentiero del Viandante (the Wayfarer’s path) retraces an ancient mule track along the eastern coast of Lake Como from Lecco to Colico. Away from the elegant villas is a feast of walking trails exploring the forested valleys, mountain tops and traditional villages which have retained their unique character.
A backpacking camino that starts and ends in two extraordinary artistic centres: Lucca and Siena. This journey through the Tuscan countryside takes you to renowned medieval villages such as San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, but also includes surprising, off-the-beaten track towns like San Miniato and Colle Val d’Elsa.
The Via degli Dei connects Bologna to Florence: it follows in the footsteps of an ancient military road that crosses the Appennine mountain range. Various sections of the ancient Roman "Flaminia Militare" are still perfectly preserved, and will take us through quiet forests that suddenly open up to reveal breathtaking views.
A journey full of beauty and spirituality, from the first to the last step: from Città di Castello with stunning architecture to Assisi, the town from which the story of Francis began.
Walking on Via Francigena, on a journey rich of art of gastronomic specialties, along the Po river, from Pavia to Fidenza.
On this trip you will follow the paths Saint Francis covered during his frequent pilgrimages between the area of La Verna (where he received “the stigmata”), and that of Città di Castello. Discover the traces of his passage, such as Franciscan hermitages, chapels, crosses as you walk through the typical landscape of Tuscany and Umbria; shady forests, orchards, olive groves and fields of wheat and barley.
This historic path takes you on the footsteps of St. Francis, the man that 800 years ago decided to embrace poverty, living in close contact with the animals and leading an errant life, trying to bring joy in other people’s lives. You will be able to feel his presence as you wander through the magnificent countryside, walking through forests, fields, vineyards and olive groves.
The Vie Francigene in the South link the West to the East, Christianity to paganism, the Ancient Age to the Middle Ages. A transversal itinerary, among Roman paving stones and ancient sheep tracks, pagan temples, imposing cathedrals and Christian sanctuaries, gentle hilly panoramas and rugged mountain passages.
An itinerary of stunning beauty through still untouched countryside. You will walk from Bari, on the coasts of Apulia, eventually reaching Matera (UNESCO Heritage site) famous throughout the world for the "Sassi", one of the most unique landscapes in Europe.
Starting in the medieval city of Viterbo and traveling by foot to the Eternal city of Rome, you will find yourself discovering this enchanting country of breathtaking views, roman roads, and historical landmarks. You may also discover a bit about you, too!
Walking on Via Francigena, from Fidenza to Pontremoli: a journey across the wild Appennini mountains, reaching Pontremoli, "the gateway to Tuscany".
From the harsh Alpine peaks to gentle hills, ending in the tranquil agricultural plain of Piedmont.
Travelling in the footsteps of Saint Francis through Umbria, the green heart of Italy: you will perceive his humble spirituality in following his footsteps through forests, vineyards and olive groves, surrounded by green hills sprangled with medieval villages.
The Magna Via Francigena is not a trip or a holiday, it’s a “journey” of discovery that, like a budding wild flower, slowly opens up to reveal a vibrant, colourful and scented heart. Leave behind the bustling art-filled cities and archaeological sites that line the coasts of Sicily and step by step, village by village traverse one of Italy’s last frontiers.
The path starts from the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, and winds through a rural landscape that will offer unexpected and unforgettable views that seem to belong to a bygone era, such as the medieval center of Stia or the Monastery of Camaldoli.
Enchanted places, age-old villages within the marvellous landscape of Monte Rosa and Lys glacier.
Enjoy breathtaking views as the landscape changes day after day, from the vineyards at the bottom of the valley to the snowy peaks of the glacier.
This historic path takes you to a lesser known part of Italy, the Sabina, an area in Latium characterized by green hills and enchanting hamlets guarded by imposing castles. This area is also renowned for the endless variety of the local food, that will put your taste buds in heaven. The route is mostly on so called Strade Bianche, gravel roads that meander through the hills.
This walk combines famous towns such as Siena and San Gimignano with small beautiful hamlets: the best of the Tuscan Via Francigena in a single route!
The Tuscan landscape of the Val d’Orcia will warm your heart like a classic photograph as you penetrate its natural beauty. You are in for a thrilling ride along steep valleys, dense forests, rivers and the legendary “badlands” eroded clay slopes.
A journey through the land of the rice fields, which from March to May, when they are flooded, treat the traveller to wonderful views of the “chequered sea”, in which the mountains of the Alps reflect on fine days.
A very varied walk through the lesser-known Tuscany: from Pontremoli, between the Lunigiana hills, to the beautiful Lucca, passing from the Versilia coast.
From Piazza Maggiore to Piazza della Signoria, along an ancient Road that owes its suggestive name to the mountains you will meet along the route: Adone, Giove, Venere, and Lunario. It is difficult to explain what the Via degli Dei really is: history, legend, nature, flavours, voices...
A walking tour from Lucca to Siena, through well-known towns as Monteriggioni or San Gimignano, but also discovering hidden gems of Tuscan countryside.
Cycling on Via Francigena from Pavia to Lucca: a journey that starts in the green Po valley and takes you to Tuscany, ending in medieval Lucca
This trip follows the steps of St Dominic's last trip, from the golden hills of Val d'Orcia to the Appennino woods, through art cities such as Siena, Florence and Bologna.
Are you ready to immerse yourself in the typical colors of the Tuscan countryside? On this backpacking trip, you will travel along the legendary Senese dirt roads ("strade bianche"), through the Val d’Arbia and Val d’Orcia. Along the way, you will encounter postcard-like villages such as Bagno Vignoni, with its thermal pool in the middle of the square, and Radicofani.
This segment has a symbolic value as you cross the Alps. Scrambling along mountain trail you reach the historical hospital of the Agostinian Friars founded more than 1000 years ago, who along the centuries saved so many lives of pilgrims with their famous dogs. The superb scenery of the Pass with the small lake and the crown of high mountains greet us at departure.
Cycling on Via Francigena, from Siena to Rome: cycling through a postcard-like landscape, between art towns, the famous Tuscan countryside and local food.
The first part of the Via Francigena cycling itinerary takes you from the snowy peaks of Grand St. Bernard to the fertile Pianura Padana plain, cycling throughout the rolling Piedmont hills. Admire the unique scenery of the "Checkered Sea" around Vercelli, take your time to sunbathe on the fluvial beaches, contemplate the Alps that dominate the scenery as you cycle in the valleys descending through orchards and woods.
A walk from Siena to Viterbo: a journey that will satisfy all your for all five senses in a postcard-like countryside.
A journey that links two of the most beautiful historical cities in Italy, cycling through other extraordinary places.
Are you ready to leave for an adventurous ride around our unique country? The cycling itinerary of Via Francigena takes you on an epic journey from the snowy peaks of Grand St. Bernard to Rome, through the Appennines and the scenic Tuscan countryside. It's the trip of a lifetime!
The complete itinerary of the Italian Via Francigena, from Grand St. Bernard to Rome. A 50-days trip that will make you appreciate with calm and slowness the extraordinary variety of our country. SloWays knows Via Francigena well, because for years we have been active in the preservation, marking and mapping of this route.
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