Francigena 3-day Walking tour

Join an unforgettable three-day trekking experience through the most charming stretch of the Tuscan Via Francigena. The adventure will lead you through the wonderful villages of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, ending in the beautiful city of Siena.

This tour is designed to provide a unique experience that immerses you in nature while revealing the beauty of Tuscany away from the hustle and bustle of heavy traffic. Journey through unpaved roads to enjoy an authentic and adventurous experience while connecting with the Tuscany countryside.

The Via Francigena was an ancient road connecting Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy, passing through Tuscany. Used by pilgrims during the Middle Ages, the Via Francigena played a vital role in the region’s cultural, political, and economic development connecting Italy to the rest of Europe. Today, The Tuscany trail, in our opinion, is the most scenic way to explore the region while uncovering the richness of Italy’s history and culture.

Francigena 3-day Walking tour, itinerary

  • Day 1: Gambassi Terme – San Gimignano 13,5km (easy)
  • Day 2: San Gimignano – Colle Val d’Elsa – Monteriggioni 30,5km (challenging)
  • Day 3: Monteriggioni – Siena 20,6 (medium)

Francigena 3-day Walking tour, highlights

You will visit the picturesque villages of Gambassi, San Gimignano, Val D’Elsa, Monteriggioni, and Siena

  • Gambassi Terme: A small town located in the heart of Tuscany, Gambassi Terme is known for its thermal waters and rich history. Surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, this charming town offers a peaceful atmosphere and a glimpse into traditional Tuscan life.
  • San Gimignano: Often referred to as the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages,” San Gimignano is famous for its well-preserved medieval towers that create a striking skyline. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features narrow streets, beautiful squares, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Colle Val d’Elsa: Nestled in the picturesque Val d’Elsa region, Colle Val d’Elsa is a historic town renowned for its crystal glass production. The old town, Colle Alta, boasts beautiful architecture, quaint streets, and a rich artistic heritage, making it a delightful destination for visitors.
  • Monteriggioni: A small, fortified medieval village, Monteriggioni is encircled by impressive walls and 14 towers. With its well-preserved architecture and stunning views of the surrounding Chianti region, this charming village offers a unique step back in time to the Middle Ages.
  • Siena: Known for its stunning Gothic architecture, Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy’s most visited cities. Its historic center, dominated by the Piazza del Campo and the iconic Torre del Mangia, hosts the famous Palio horse race, while the city’s narrow streets, beautiful churches, and vibrant atmosphere captivate visitors from around the world.

Francigena 3-day Walking tour, suitable for?

This tour is ideal for both experienced hikers and those seeking an adventurous vacation. The itinerary can be easily adapted to individual needs and preferences.

Francigena 3-day Walking tour, what’s included?

Our experienced tour leader will guide you through Tuscany’s unique landscapes and history. 

You’ll also enjoy 2 overnight stays in charming accommodations in San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni, including 2 delicious breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. 

Every day, your luggage will be conveniently transferred to your next destination, allowing you to enjoy the journey without the burden of carrying heavy bags. This hassle-free service ensures that you can fully immerse yourself in the trekking experience while knowing that your belongings will be waiting for you at each stop along the way.

Francigena 3-day Walking tour, logistics

The tour begins at 9:30 am on the first day in Gambassi Terme, at the Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta a Chianni. At the end of the experience, private transfer from Siena to Gambassi Terme is provided, with an expected arrival around 6:00 pm.

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