Footpath San Gimignano to Siena ~ 5 Days
- Walk along the medieval Pilgrim's Way from Canterbury to Rome
- Via Francigena in Tuscany - San Gimignano to Siena
- Tour Code: GELTS20
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Day 1: Colle Val d’Elsa Arrival in Florence and private transfer to Colle Val d’Elsa. Check into your hotel and time to stroll around the old town known for its perfectly preserved “tunnel” streets and for its crystal ware. Overnight Colle Val d’Elsa.
Day 2: Via Francigena The first day walk takes you at first through the whole historical town centre of Colle Val D’Elsa.escend into the valley where you pick up one of the supposed routes of the ancient Via Francigena. Through hilly landscape of vineyards and forests you reach the small hamlet of Bibbiano. Descent to the valley of the river Foci. . Then you start to climb up along a comfortable track up to the beautiful agriturismo, where you will spend the next two nights. Arrive to enjoy it’s fabulous setting and surroundings, and pool. For those who want there is also a longer option to walk to here. Dinner at the private restaurant is included tonight. Total walking time: around 3,5 hours + sightseeing time (4-5 hours with extra option). Overnight Agriturismo
Day 3: San Gimignano Begin your walk to San Gimignano, up along the ridge to the small hamlets of Ciuciano and San Donato, passing along several old countryside churches and villa’s and often with wonderful views of the skyline of San Gimignano. This town – sometimes referred to as having the only “skyscrapers” in Tuscany a wonderful medieval city with picturesque vineyards, olive and cypress groves on either side. You have time to explore this small romantic old town.Do make a nice stroll along its impressive medieval town walls. In the town itself there are numerous places to enjoy lunch. Then walk back to your agriturismo along a beatiful route through the rolling vineyards. In alternative you can also follow the Via Francigena back: Total walking time: around 4 – 5 hours (+ circa 1 h. in San Gimignano – various options).
Day 4: Today you will follow the Via Francigena heading for Monteriggioni. First down into the river valley, and following it you reach one of the most wonderful Romanesque churches of Tuscany, la Badia a Conèo. The next stop is Quartaia, followed by Gracciano, once one of the most important wheat towns of Tuscany. Another short stretch brings you to the Badia ad Isola, once an important stop on the medieval Via Francigena, and a very intriguing building. The final destination for today is Monteriggioni, where you’ll have the time for a drink in the square. Then you are transferred to Siena, where you settle in your centrally located hote.l In the evening you can take a nice stroll into town to have dinner in one of the many nice restaurants, or sip a drink in the ‘Piazza del Campo’. Total walking time: around
5 hours + sightseeing time.
Day 5: End of the tour.
- Private transfer Florence to Colle Val d’Elsa
- Extensive route notes, with description of the route & tourist information
- Maps at 1 : 25.000 scale or more detailed
- GPS tracks of each walk
- 24/7 assistance
- 1 night in Colle Val d'Elsa, 1 night Siena, 2 nights in an Agriturismo half-board
- Daily breakfast
- 1 Luggage Transfer Colle Val d’Elsa – Torraccia di Chiusi (day 2)
- 1 Transfer Monteriggioni – Siena (day 4)
- Luggage transport
- Flights, gratuities, city tax (paid locally)
- Departure transfer
- Beverages & meals not mentioned
- Items & expenses of a personal nature, and any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”.
2020 Rates & Dates
|Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov||$1055||$1655||$1735|
|May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep||$1225||$1825||$1900|
Hotel: 3* or Similar
- All nights are spent in characteristic family-run hotels
- Generally 3-star and beautiful agriturismo’s
- All rooms have en-suite facilities
Rates are per person in CAD ($) and indicative of Euro price, subject to change. Minimum 2 passengers.
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply.