Via Francigena

Cycling on Via Francigena, from Lucca to Rome

Redazione AEVF
Redazione AEVF

A journey that includes two of the most beautiful Tuscan towns, walking through some extraordinary villages: in some cases better known, such as San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, in other cases less known but perhaps, for this reason, more interesting and surprising, such as San Miniato and Colle val d’Elsa, to end the journey in the Eternal City: Rome.

The scenery varies from the industrial plain of Lucca to the hills of the Val d’Elsa, where the modern wayfarer can plunge into atmospheres that revoke the medieval pilgrimage, among parish churches a thousand years old and ancient paved paths, to continue on plegendary dirt roads of Siena for kilometres and kilometres, crossing the Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia, icons of the Tuscan landscape. You will visit wonderful villages like Bagno Vignoni, with its enormous thermal pool in the centre of the square, and Radicofani, whose fortress dominates southern Tuscany.

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