that passes through Siena
Walking in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, the
Via Lauretana in Tuscany connects the city of Siena to the town of Cortona.It’s an 114-kilometre route through the picturesque ‘lunar’ landscape of the Crete Senesi and the nature of the Val di Chiana valley. The origins of this route date back to Etruscan times, before it was travelled by merchants, pilgrims and soldiers in medieval times.
The path has a religious foundation. The Tuscan Via Lauretana road retraces an ancient Etruscan-Roman route and is an important devotional route, linked to the cult of the Holy House of Mary travelling from the Holy Land to Loreto.