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Peace in contact with nature

Tuscany is crossed by one of the most beautiful routes that history has given us, we are talking about the Via Francigena. This long itinerary was born for religious purposes: it was the central hub of the great ways of faith, a sort of obligatory passage for the faithful who headed from the north of Europe to Rome. Today the Via Francigena is not a religious path but an opportunity to cross Tuscany enjoying its wonderful landscapes.

Spring and autumn are the perfect seasons to decide to tackle this adventure boy walk, by bicycle or on horseback.

Among the many stages , we list below those that go into the heart of Tuscany to savor its landscapes and more traditional gastronomy.

From San Miniato to Altopascio

It is a stage of about 30 km that can be covered in 6 hours of walking or by mountain bike, in the initial part of the stage it is possible to walk on the original pavement of the Via Francigena. Cross the Cerbaie hills and the historic center of Fucecchio to finally arrive at the perfectly preserved historic and medieval village of San Miniato. There is certainly no shortage of opportunities to enjoy excellent food.

From San Miniato to Gambassi Terme

This route also lasts about 6 hours and is 23.7 km long, it is one of the most beautiful and fascinating stretches of the Via Francigena. Shortly after starting the stage you will find yourself surrounded by the Tuscan hills with their colors of rare beauty. Vineyards and fruit trees will attempt your journey to Gambassi Terme where you can stay and enjoy the well-being of its ancient spas.

From Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano

A relatively short stage compared to the previous ones (about 13 km) but which leads you into a real pearl of Tuscany: San Gimignano, the city known for its countless towers.

From San Gimignano to Monteriggioni

An exciting 31 km long stage corresponding to about 7 hours of walking. The goal is noble: the Monteriggioni castle. The journey will take us to cross Poggibonsi where it is worth spending some time visiting the Archaeological Park and the Fortress of Poggio Imperiale.

These are just some of the many possible itineraries along the Via Francigena. Immerse yourself in the Tuscan territory among medieval villages, breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable flavors.