Via Francigena in Tuscany (Lucca to Siena)
Via Francigena (St. Francis Way) is an ancient European pilgrim route that connects England and France with Rome (Italy) since medieval times. Nowadays, it is commonly known as one of the most famous long-distance self-guided hiking trails in the world. We have selected a wonderful section of the Italian part of the route for you that starts in Lucca and finishes in Siena. Enjoy the oldest independent walking route in enchanting Tuscany as you advance from one stunningly beautiful town to the next through the beautiful Val d’Elsa. You will soak into the medieval atmosphere of the wonderful villages of Monteriggioni and San Gimignano while enjoying the exquisite local cuisine and wine production. Your final destination Siena and its surrounding landscape will take your breath away.
- Duration8 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
- What is includedAccommodation in 2-3 star hotels and agriturismo with en-suite facilities including breakfast (1x dinner included too on Day 3); Detailed roadbook and map in English; Via Francigena Passport; People and luggage transfer on Day 2 (San Minato train station-Hotel San Miniato); Luggage transfers (days 3 to 7 incl.); Where luggage transfers are included: one piece of luggage per person is allowed (up to 20kg); Emergency hotline
- What is not includedEntrance charges; tickets for the public transport; drinks and other meals. Possible CITY TAX to be paid in cash on the spot (it varies depending on the city and on the hotel’s category); Luggage transfer is NOT included on Day 2 as you travel by train from Lucca to San Miniato (but it is included from San Minato to your accommodation!)
- Best periodApril, May, June, July, August, September, October