Starting in Canterbury and crossing Europe, the Via Francigena is a stunning heritage trail dating back to the Middle Ages. From the WWI battlefields to the Champagne region, Lake Geneva and the mighty Alps, the Aosta Valley and Tuscany, the Via Francigena is full of history and amazing landscapes to explore on your way to Rome, the dazzling eternal city!
This leg of the Francigena way is maybe the most interesting and beautiful among Italian legs because of the gentle landscape of Tuscany and of the beauty of the towns you will walk through! A journey you will never forget together with the wines you will taste, the food you will discover and the friendly people you will meet! Welcome to Tuscany!
Lucca to Siena
Arrival in Lucca and accommodation in a centrally located Hotel. Time for visiting the charming Tuscan town embraced by its old city walls. Remember not to miss the unique Anfiteatro Square, the circle square in the heart of the town.
First leg: LUCCA – ALTOPASCIO . Arrival in Altopascio and accommodation in Hotel . Luggage will be transferred by UmbriAction staff. It is possible to have dinner in one of the nice and cozy restaurants of the center of Altopascio for tasting "Farinata" or Ribollita" or other delicious Tuscan dish.
Total Km 18
Breakfast. Second leg: ALTOPASCIO – SAN MINIATO. Km 23. Arrival in San Miniato, the famous town of Black Truffles in Tuscany. Accommodation in Hotel . Time for discovering the beauty of this Tuscan hamlet, San Miniato
Total km 29 +203 m/ -198 (it is possible to split this long leg into 2 shorter with an overnight in Le Vedute)
Third leg: SAN MINIATO – GAMBASSI Gambassi is a nice Spa town in the heart of Tuscany. Gambassi is a natural balcony overlooking the hills towards San Gimignano.
Total km 24 +523 /*383
Fourth leg: GAMBASSI – SAN GIMIGNANO San Gimignano is world famous as the towns of towers. Arriving from the valley the magnificent view of the town dominated by its old towers is really breathtaking!
Total km 18 +417 / -410
Fifth leg: SAN GIMIGNANO – MONTERIGGIONI Monteriggioni is one of a kind. This old castle that dates back to the XI century is really amazing! The exciting experience of remaining inside the city walls at night is really unforgettable and means stepping back in the past for many centuries!
Total km 30 +628m/ -641 (it is possible to split this long leg with an overnight in Colle di val d'Elsa )
Breakfast. Sixth leg: MONTERIGGIONI – SIENA km 21 . Your final destination is Siena, the town of the Palio, of the Panforte and of many other important historical events. Accommodation in hotel in the center of the town and spare time for visiting amazing Piazza del campo and the Cathedral, including santa Caterina Monasetry.
Accomodations: Accommodations are in Bed & Breakfast or 3* hotels or country hotels always in the center of every destination, to better enjoy the real atmosphere of every tuscan hamlet. Breakfast is always included. Dinner is not included but always available with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement)
Food: 7 breakfasts
7 overnights in Bed and Breakfast basis in double room as mentioned in the program, luggage transfer from 1 hotel to the following (1 case per person max 20kg each), pilgrim passport, maps and instruction, assistance UmbriAction.
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE
city tax when expected, lunch, dinner, beverages, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfers on arrival and/or departure.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN LUCCA, SIENA OR IN ANY ANOTHER DESTINATION. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.
SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM
AIRPORT TO LUCCA HOTEL OR FROM SIENA HOTEL TO AIRPORT ON REQUEST
SUPPLEMENT FOR AN ENGLISH SPEAKING HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST
DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS ON REQUEST