View back to San Gimignano

View back to San Gimignano

As we had a short stay the day before, we will compensate with a longer one today. We will hike through the hilly Tuskany and remain in the Siena province all day. On our way, we will get through agricultural areas, vineyards and also forests, and of course, we will also meet smaller agglomerations and minor rivers. The largest river to cross is the Fiume Elsa, which we cross in a village named Graciano Dell'Elsa, a place also suited to interrupt the stage if our feet or legs recommend to do so.
all ways will lead to Rome

all ways will lead to Rome

Our todays destination, Monteriggione, is situated on a hill, surrounded by a city wall, built in 1204 to protect the place from armed forces of the city of Florence. the small towers on the wall make it look like a crown.

Note(s)

The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.