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?
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.
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.
The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail in South Tyrol is a multi-day hiking trip at great heights, a true attraction for hikers. Its path develops from the Adige river source at the Resia Pass in the north until Stava/Staben in the Lower Venosta Valley, finishing in the capital Merano.
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.
Enjoy exhilarating hikes through a magnificent nature reserve with stunning landscapes of dramatic limestone mountains and snow-capped peaks, picture-perfect alpine pastures and idyllic meadows.
A walk in the magical atmosphere of the Dolomites, a land of wild open spaces, green meadows and jagged peaks standing out against the deep blue sky: from the beginning to the end you walk surrounded by glaciers, ridges and massifs, enjoying spellbinding views that make every walk unforgettable.
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.
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.
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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