Via Francigena in the North

Leg 21 - From Cassio to Passo della Cisa

From Cassio follow the main road of the Cisa 3 km further (mind the traffic, moderate in weekdays and heavy in the week end) later,

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Leg 22 - From Passo della Cisa to Pontremoli

From Cisa Pass we reach Righetto Pass where, crossing the main road, a steep and hard slope leading to Groppoli begins.

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Leg 23 - From Pontremoli to Aulla

Walking on this long and difficult stage you can enjoy the ancient villages: Ponticello, Filattiera, Filetto, Villafranca, and Virgoletta.

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Leg 24 - From Aulla to Sarzana

The majority of the leg is on dirt road, it is quite demanding, very beautiful and it gifts the traveler with the first view of the sea.
The atmospheres of the ancient villages along the way are really interesting,

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Leg 25 - From Sarzana to Massa

The leg is flat; the main attractive is the archeological area of Luni, ancient Roman harbour where the pilgrims used to board towards Santiago. 

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Leg 26 - From Massa to Camaiore

This leg rises to the Aghinolfi Castle to access a panoramic way, that needs to be covered carefully because of the traffic.
The leg continues towards Pietrasanta, "the small Italian Athens",

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Leg 27 - From Camaiore to Lucca

From Camaiore the leg rises up to Monte Magno from where the path follows the SP1, that in some points is pretty dangerous because of the traffic.
Once raised to Piazzano you will descend the valley of the Contesola creek 

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Leg 28 - From Lucca to Altopascio

Undertake a plain route where the main attractions are historical and religeous buildings along the path: the boundary wall and the amphitheatre in Lucca,

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Leg 29 - From Altopascio to S. Miniato

In the initial section of the route cross a lovely paved track along the ancient Via Francigena.
Past the area of Cerbaie, wild and deserted.

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Leg 30 - From S. Miniato to Gambassi Terme

A marvellous route, quite hard lacking road-houses. From San Miniato, after an hour walk along the asphalt road,

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Leg 31 - From Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano

A short moving route, rich in interesting views sorrounding Via Francigena.

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Leg 32 - From San Gimignano to Monteriggioni

One of the most beautiful route along Via Francigena. Leave S. Gimignano, after going up and down, reach Molino d'Aiano, a resort along the track of Sigerico.

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Leg 33 - From Monteriggioni to Siena

Leave the city centre of Monteriggioni, walk down white streets of the Sienese mountain towards Cerbaia, an ancient Medieval village that is abandoned today.

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Leg 34 - From Siena to Ponte d'Arbia

If you undertake this itinerary on a sunny day, it can be unforgettable thanks to unlimited views visible from the crests of Val d'Arbia,

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Leg 35 - From Ponte d'Arbia to San Quirico

The first village that we cross is Buonconvento, whose city centre deserves a visit. Walk along a track parallel to the street towards Montalcino,

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Leg 36 - From San Quirico to Radicofani

The route continues among the enchanting views of Val d'Orcia. The first attraction of the day is Vignoni Alto,

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Leg 37 - From Radicofani to Acquapendente

The slope from Radicofani along the old Via Cassia is one of the most beautiful and exciting tracks along the Via Francigena

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Leg 38 - From Acquapendente to Bolsena

After a visit to the Church of Santo Sepolcro (its bright crypt was built in accordance with the church of the same name in the Holy Land) the route continues without problems till San Lorenzo Nuovo

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Leg 39 - From Bolsena to Montefiascone

Among olive groves and brushes the path detaches from Bolsena and, after going up and down, admiring wonderful sights of the lake.

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Leg 40 - From Montefiascone to Viterbo

The first section of the route is spectacular, walking along the ancient paving of Via Cassia, still in good condition.

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