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.
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
Discover the genius behind the “Chianti Classico and Gallo Nero” wines by walking through the celebrating vineyards where they are produced.
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 beautiful glacial Lake Como has been a popular holiday destination since Roman times. This walking programme takes in the highlights of the Monti Lariani and the Ticino mountains with a selection walks of varying lengths and difficulty.
Enjoy a climb up to the top of Monte Capanne and get that tingly feeling as you look out across the rich blueness of the Mediterranean Sea out to Corsica, mainland Italy and the Tuscan Archipelago.
Walking on Via Francigena, on a journey rich of art of gastronomic specialties, along the Po river, from Pavia to Fidenza.
The historic path from Spoleto to Rieti takes you on the footsteps of St. Francis, you will be able to feel his presence as you wander through the magnificent countryside, walking through forests, fields, vineyards and olive groves, with always a medieval town on a hill in sight
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 74.095ha Majella National Park, located in the Italian Abruzzo region, is an impressive limestone massif with over 25.500ha of wilderness; it is a little unknown area not far from Rome and the Adriatic coast suitable for nature lovers and families alike.
Slowly cycling through the western coast of Sicily you will be able to appreciate its vivid contrasts and extraordinary history.
Pedal through the quintessential Tuscan landscape of vineyards and olive groves from Pisa to Florence, passing through Lucca and Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo.
Cycle through the magnificent glacial valleys of South Tyrol and Trentino and discover the traditional lifestyle in the quaint old towns along the way.
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.
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.
A journey in the magical atmosphere of the Cinque Terre, five unique fishing villages along the Ligurian Coast.
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.
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.
The Val Badia will astonish you with its breath-taking landscapes on this quintessential Dolomite walking tour. Enjoy exhilarating hikes through the awe-inspiring nature of dramatic limestone mountains with snowcapped peaks, magnificent nature reserves, and picture-perfect alpine pastures and idyllic meadows.
Visit the panoramic Amalfi Coast and the magnificent Gulf of Naples with Capri and the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius towering in the horizon.
Puglia’s coastal trail, from Otranto to Gagliano del Capo, is a perfect synthesis of all the wonders Apulia has to offer: epic views, amazing swimming spots, unknown villages waiting to be explored and windswept, undisturbed nature.
Salento is in the south-eastern most region of Italy lying in the so-called "heel of the boot". Situated in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, this region is filled with memories of the different civilizations that inhabited it, from the Messapi, to the Greeks, followed by the Romans and then the Normans.
The right trip for those who dream of living all year round at the seaside: you will travel in the sunshine of the Riviera Ligure, through coastal villages where at every turn you will be able to answer the call of the sea.
Piemonte is Italy’s paradise for true connoisseurs of mouth-watering food, truffles and fabulous wines. The Langhe region is set between the Alps and the Apennine mountains and is blessed with the fertile lands that produce the Tuber Magnatum and the Barolo and Barbera.
Langhe region is set between the Alps and the Apennine mountains and is blessed with the fertile lands that produce the Tuber Magnatum – a prized white truffle – and some of Italy’s most prestigious red wines: the Barolo and Barbera.
Wondrous island landscapes and wild inland wilderness welcome you on your journey through Sardinia. Behold white cliffs over 800 meters high and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, shimmering with deep shades of blue.
A travel across Sicily, a fascinating land with many colours: the intense whiteness of the fishing villages, the yellow of cultivated fields, the blue and green shades of the sea, the black lava of the Aeolian Islands and its active volcanoes.
A walk in the beautiful South Tyrol, the heart of the Trentino Alto Adige region, where German and Italian culture perfectly combine: the itinerary follows the “Chestnut route”, a walking route in the shadows of the Dolomites Mountain.
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.
Visit some of Italy’s most famed cultural centre such as Pisa, Lucca and Florence as well as its lesser know and more intimate corners, such as Calci, where a world-famous Natural History Museum is housed and Vinci, where Leonardo da Vinci was born.
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.
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.
In the shadow of Sicily’s world-famous volcano, Mt. Etna, emerge the incredibly beautiful mountains of the Parco delle Madonie, with peaks reaching up 2.000 metres.
Tucked away in the Southern Italian Alps near the French border, lies the beautiful Val Maira with its tranquil villages, chapels and churches settled in an uncontaminated landscape.
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.
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 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.
Enjoy exhilarating hikes through a magnificent nature with stunning landscapes of dramatic snowcapped peaks, picture-perfect alpine pastures and idyllic meadows. Touring the Mont Blanc, Europe’s heighest peak you walk through 3 different countries France, Italy and Switzerland.
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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