Via Francigena Tuscany  - San Gimignano holidays - What to see in Tuscany

The Via Francigena

Paths plowed by History

A stay at our hotel offers the precious possibility to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the ancient Via Francigena, first taken by Bishop Sigerico, in the year 990, from Canterbury to Rome. Follow its steps and dive into the marvels of timeless Tuscany.

  • A travel back in time

    The Via Francigena is more than two thousand kilometers long, traced by mountain paths and rock mule tracks, white roads sided by austere cypresses or bushy pines, roads that cut through fields and away from traffic. Beneath your feet, original Roman slabs come to life, as well as river pebbles and medieval cobbles. The entire trajectory is marked by road signs. It is safe and can be easily enjoyed by people of all ages, just as it was once used by millions of pilgrims on their way to Rome, many centuries ago.

  • The Via Francigena in Tuscany

    An important part of Via Francigena is located in Tuscany, from Passo della Cisa to Ponte di Rigo, in Lazio. 394 kilometers of endless countryside, quiet woods and genuinely beautiful hamlets, the home of a varied food and wine culture.

    The legs that are within easy reach from our hotel are Gambassi Terme - San Gimignano and San Gimignano - Monteriggioni.

  • Gambassi Terme – San Gimignano

    An important part of Via Francigena is located in Tuscany, from Passo della Cisa to Ponte di Rigo, in Lazio. 394 kilometers of endless countryside, quiet woods and genuinely beautiful hamlets, the home of a varied food and wine culture.

    The legs that are within easy reach from our hotel are Gambassi Terme - San Gimignano and San Gimignano - Monteriggioni.

  • San Gimignano – Monteriggioni

    This part is 30 kilometers long, a 7-hour walk. Here you will find yourself in what is universally considered one of the most beautiful parts of the Via Francigena. With a postcard-worthy Tuscany behind your back - San Gimignano - get ready to face pleasant up-and-down paths as you discover churches brimming with spirituality and history (Santa Maria in Coneo, San Martino di Strove and Abbadia a Isola). The trip ends near the austere walls of Monteriggioni, a fascinating medieval fortress.

  • Walking at your side

    The Leon Bianco Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the Tuscan itineraries of the Via Francigena. The Via Francigena cuts through Piazza della Cisterna. Our hotel also has an inner yard for your bicycle, if you decide to bike along the way. To recharge your batteries, upon request we can prepare for you delicious breakfast boxes and lunch boxes you can enjoy on the road.

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