La Francigena

The Francigena Way

La Francigena

The Via Francigena from Canterbury (England) led to Rome is a journey of history, a major route which in the past by thousands of pilgrims traveling to Rome.
The Via Francigena today in Siena
It must point out that you can not define a clear and precise route for the Via Francigena because it never really existed. In fact, in medieval times the concept of road was very different from the contemporary. The result is a network of paths that branch off the area where they join converging on certain focal points.
The part of this route that runs through all of Tuscany has recently been made safe and equipped with useful facilities to pilgrims and travelers, such as water supply areas, places equipped for the stop, ad hoc structures, official signs and stickers along the pathway. In 380 km and 15 stages allows you to cross from north to south – that’s the official sense of distance – a Tuscany that changes at every turn, step by step immersed in a landscape that for centuries has welcomed thousands of pilgrims and curious walkers.

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