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Weekend on Tuscan Via Francigena, Pontremoli to Aulla

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Weekend on Tuscan Via Francigena, Pontremoli to Aulla

Weekend on Tuscan Via Francigena, Pontremoli to Aulla - 3 days

Weekend on Tuscan Via Francigena, Pontremoli to Aulla - 3 days

Ready to explore the lesser-known side of Tuscany?.

Your walk starts from Pontremoli, in the heart of the Lunigiana, the land of the Moon, a very green land dotted with fine castles and home of the mysterious “Stele statues”. On your way, the medieval village of Filetto - so proud of its ancient heritage to celebrate it every year with a very popular festival - before reaching Aulla and its imposing fortress.

Testaroli al Pesto, from Pontremoli, and local rice cakes, among many others.

Day 1: Pontremoli
Day 2: From Pontremoli to Filetto, 17 km
Day 3: From Filetto to Aulla, 15,5 km

Day 1:    Pontremoli

Your trip starts from Pontremoli, a gem of a village in the heart of mysterious Lunigiana, in the Northern part of Tuscany. Stroll through the tower-houses of the city centre, admire warriors and Goddesses made of stone in the Stele Statues museum - the imposing castle perched at the top of the village, guarding the mystery of these ancient locals. 

If you like the magic of written word, sit on the benches of the old town centre and try to guess the author of the literary quotations that they are decorated with. Or just enjoy a few pages of a book and write the first page of your travelogue. 

To celebrate the beginning of your journey, nothing better than a hearty portion of Testaroli - the local pasta, made in a very unique and traditional way - served with almond pesto, or a very thick slice of delicious "torta d'erbi", a salty pie filled with wild herbs.

Day 2:    From Pontremoli to Filetto, 17 km

Ready to set off? In your first day you're walking in a beautiful scenery, where lush green forests alternate with small Medieval hamlets. The tower-houses in Ponticello, the ancient hospital of Saint Jacob in Filattiera - above all, the Pieve di Sorano, which treasured the statues of ancient Celtic warriors for centuries. 

Villafranca is a Medieval hamlet of great beauty: you can walk up the hill to the walled village of Malgrate and its castle, or glimpse the ruins of the ancient castle of Malnido - home to the rich Malaspina family - among the trees. 

The day is filled with Medieval sceneries, right to the last step: today's destination is Filetto, hosting a yearly Medieval festival that attracts people from all over the region

Distance: 17 km

Elevation gain: +250/-300 m

Day 3:    From Filetto to Aulla, 15,5 km

From Filetto you walk right into a thick and fragrant forest, following portions of an ancient Roman road - a fairytale scenery on the way to the Terrarossa Castle, where one would not be surprised to see knights and dragons.

The last part of the itinerary follows the tracks of an abandoned railway, now converted in a walking and cycle path. 

If you are passionate about ancient history, don't miss the museum of San Caprasio Abbey, housing archaeological remains from the Medieval period, nor a stroll along the ancient walls of the Brunella fortress. 

Feeling peckish? Go for the local "focaccette" - fragrant and warm, rigorously served with local cold cuts and cheese. 

If you want some more time to visit Aulla, it is possible to add an extra night in Aulla (not included in the price displayed here)

Distance: 15,5 km

Elevation gain: +200/-300 m


 Two nights in double room in *** hotels with breakfast

Ai Chiosi Pontremoli
B&B Ai Chiosi - Pontremoli

“Ai Chiosi” Bed and Breakfast consists of two recently restored ancient manor houses, separated by a 300 square metres stone paved patio and surrounded by 3 hectares of farmland.

Between the two farm houses there is the availability of a large open space in the green of nature, where it is possible to stay in relax, of a suitable area for the entertainment of children and of a reserved parking.

The hospitality is familiar and careful of guest expectations, respecting their privacy.

Locanda Gavarini
Locanda Gavarini - Mocrone
practical info

You can find more information in the "accommodation" section: we always select your accommodation for their character and comfort. You will always be booked in a private, en-suite room, with breakfast included. 

Luggage transfer (max. 20 kg)  from one hotel to the hotel is included in the price

From any airport, reach the closest railway station, from where you can get to Pontremoli by train. Trains are direct from Pisa, whereas you need to change if travelling from Florence, Bologna, Genova and Milano.

On departure from Aulla, you can easily get to Pisa and Florence by direct train. Trains to Genova, Bologna and Milano are not direct.

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Thanks to our special APP, you will be able to follow the track of the whole trip on your mobile phone, with no need for internet. GPS tracks are available on request.


What is included

  • 2 Nights in double room in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast
  • luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • maps and detailed description of the itinerary
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Medical and luggage travel insurance
  • 24h phone assistance

What is not included 

  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated.
  • visits and entrance fees - tips
  • personal expense
  • possible sojourn taxes
  • everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.

Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • Single room supplement
  • cancellation insurance
  • overnight in Aulla
  • Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.
Is this trip for me?

Three walking days to get a taste of Lunigiana, from Pontremoli and its Stele Statues to Aulla, through the Medieval hamlet of Filetto. This is a great trip if you'd like to experience a walking trip without committing to a whole week. 


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