Walking Via Francigena
Discover the route
Via Francigena is the Lombard road travelled since the year 1000 by pilgrims on their way to Rome. It’s 120 kilometres long through the province of Siena and it’s known for the stunning landscapes of hills, gullies and rows of cypress trees. The journey is exciting because you walk through history and pass villages such as San Gimignano, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Siena, Monteroni d’Arbia, Buonconvento, Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia, Castiglione d’Orcia, Radicofani and San Casciano dei Bagni, as well as the Abbey of San Salvatore.
Walking the Via Francigena road is a journey to discover places of worship, castles and museums. As was the case with pilgrims, those travelling on foot can stop over at a monastery or medieval abbey.
In Siena, Via Francigena runs through the heart of the city from Porta Camollia to Porta Romana. Learn about the stops along the Via Francigena in Siena on this page.
Learn about the Via Francigena in the city of Siena.
Via Francigena urban route
Historically, when we speak of Via Francigena or Vie Francigene, we mean a group of roads that in medieval times
How to prepare for the Via Francigena
Before starting any journey, it’s essential to prepare in the best possible way! You must train, plan the route and