One of the most beautiful legs of the Via Francigena. Leaving S. Gimignano, after a hilly stretch, we arrive in the vicinity of one of Sigeric’s stops, which has not yet been precisely located: Molino d’Aiano.
The route continues towards the village and castle of Colle di Val d’Elsa, whose cathedral preserves the relic of the Holy Nail, and then enters the “Sentierelsa” river park and continues to Gracciano, where the Pieve a Elsa, another of Sigeric’s stops, was located. After Le Caldane, ancient thermal baths from Etruscan-Roman times, we continue towards Strove, with its beautiful Romanesque parish church. We pass by the splendid complex of Abbadia a Isola before reaching Monteriggioni, with its unmistakable crown of towers.
Water and refreshment points are only available at the villages.