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.
Cycling on Via Francigena, from Siena to Rome: cycling through a postcard-like landscape, between art towns, the famous Tuscan countryside and local food.
A journey that links two of the most beautiful historical cities in Italy, cycling through other extraordinary places.
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
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.
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!
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.
From the harsh Alpine peaks to gentle hills, ending in the tranquil agricultural plain of Piedmont.
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.
Walking on Via Francigena, on a journey rich of art of gastronomic specialties, along the Po river, from Pavia to Fidenza.
Walking on Via Francigena, from Fidenza to Pontremoli: a journey across the wild Appennini mountains, reaching Pontremoli, "the gateway to Tuscany".
A very varied walk through the lesser-known Tuscany: from Pontremoli, between the Lunigiana hills, to the beautiful Lucca, passing from the Versilia coast.
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 walking tour from Lucca to Siena, through well-known towns as Monteriggioni or San Gimignano, but also discovering hidden gems of Tuscan countryside.
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!
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 walk from Siena to Viterbo: a journey that will satisfy all your for all five senses in a postcard-like countryside.
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 three-days walk between Siena and Buonconvento, an itinerary that gives you a taste of the finest Via Francigena in Tuscany has to offer
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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