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Signs

 

The Tuscan Via Francigena runs from North to South, towards Rome, so all the signs are oriented in this direction. Along the way it is possible to find indications with different symbols and logos, but the official institutional route has specific signs. Below are the official signs which enable you to travel safely along the 120 km of road that cross the Terre di Siena from San Gimignano to Radicofani.

  • Non-urban road signs
  • Urban road signs
  • Milestones
  • Leg points
  • Illustrative boards

 

Where to sleep

In Terre di Siena, those who travel the Via Francigena, “slowly”, can count on a welcome suited to the ways they like to travel, definitely characterised by respect for the environment and the local culture. You can choose between various types of structures… 

“Francigena Friendly

A circuit of structures, promoted by the Tuscany Region, which offer guests the following compulsory services, conceived especially for those travelling the Via Francigena:

  •  Possibility to stay for just one night,
  • Washing and drying of clothes,
  • Storage area for shoes,  
  • Material, Information and itineraries,
  • Local weather forecasts.

In the Hospitality section of this website you can discover the structures of this circuit together with a selection of   all the structures that are within a distance of 1 km of the route, for the walking itinerary, and within 5 km for the cycling itinerary.

 

“Terre di Siena green”

 A circuit of operators who share a commitment to respect the environment, save energy and water, use typical local products and make the most of local culture and traditions, offering sustainable tourism.
www.green.terresiena.it

 

An overall offering of about 2900 accommodation facilities

Hotels, holiday farms, B&B, holiday homes, campsites and other types of facility, distributed throughout the territory.
www.terresiena.it

 

A welcome to many religious structures.

 

 

 

Where and what to eat

 

Traditional agriculture with an avant-garde approach to technique and respect for the environment, which offers:

  • 30 productions with the Denomination of Origin – of which 14 DOC and 5 DOCG wines:    Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi.
  • An organic production certified in 800 estates for a surface of 40,000 hectares.
  • Bread, oil and wine, Pecorino cheese, honey, chestnuts, Chianina beef, Cinta Senese pork, pasta and sweets, through to truffles and saffron.

These are the products that reign supreme on tables in Terre di Siena, the same that in the not too distant past guaranteed the survival of the people of this land. This is why the link between producers and consumers, between town and country, is so strong, because, here, the products of the land have always been extremely precious, and deserve attention, care and passion.

There are many spaces for direct sale and for producers and consumers to meet, sustained by the local administrations.

All over the territory there are numerous workshops, markets, restaurants, and cellars that propose tastings and “no miles” products, short supply chains and organic production.

 For information visit: www.green.terresiena.it

 

 

 

Credentials

The Credential is a sort of pilgrim’s “identity card”, a document which certifies that the holder is travelling along the Via Francigena.

Applications for the Credential should be presented to the European Association of the Via Francigena.
www.viefrancigene.org

  

WHERE TO STAMP YOUR CREDENTIAL

On the various legs of the journey, at the tourist information offices or at accommodation facilities, you can have your credential stamped to certify that you have completed the whole journey.

In Terre di Siena, the Credential can be stamped:

  • at accommodation facilities that are part of the Francigena Friendly circuit, indicated in the Hospitality section of this website
  • at accommodation facilities that are part of the Terre di Siena Green circuit, www.green.terresiena.it
  • at the tourist information offices in the following places:

San Gimignano
Piazza Duomo, 1
Tel. +39 0577 940008 - Fax +39 0577 940903
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Monteriggioni
Piazza Roma 23 – Monteriggioni Castle
Tel. and Fax +39 0577 304834
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Siena
Santa Maria della Scala-Palazzo Squarcialupi
Piazza Duomo, 1
Tel. +39 0577 280551 - Fax +39 0577 270676
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Monteroni
Via Corsano Grotti, 790 - Ville di Corsano
Tel. +39 0577 372104
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Buonconvento
Piazzale Garibaldi 2
Tel. +39 0577 809075 - Fax +39 0577 807181
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San Quirico d'Orcia
Loc. Bagno Vignoni
Tel. +39 3334473252
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Radicofani
Via Roma 49
Tel. +39 0578 55684
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How to move around

BY BUS  

Lines for connections within Terre di Siena
Tra-In
Siena: La Lizza Underpass
Piazza Gramsci, Tel. (+39) 0577 204246
www.trainspa.it

Lines for the northern part of the province
Sita 
Lines to and from Florence and connections for the northern part of the province
Florence: Via S. Caterina da Siena, 17
(Santa Maria Novella railway station)
info: 800.37.37.60
www.sita-on-line.it

Lines for Mount Amiata
Rama
Rama Point - Grosseto
Tel. (+39) 0564 25215
www.griforama.it

Lines for the southern part of the province
LFI
La Ferroviaria Italiana
Strada per Chiusi 1 - Chianciano Terme
Tel. (+39) 0578 31174 – fax (+39) 0578 31588
www.lfi.it

 

BY BIKE

The bicycle is the perfect vehicle for slowing down the pace and can be a good way to discover and experience the places along the Via Francigena. If you’re lucky enough to pedal through this area, bends, descents, climbs, ridges and valleys will take on the meaning of a slow and intense tasting session.

Cyclists are welcome in Terre di Siena and, besides magnificent roads, they can find a welcome that takes into account the needs of cycling tourists. This is why Terre di Siena has selected accommodation facilities capable of offering a series of services that are useful to cyclists. Holiday farms immersed in nature, accommodation in small towns, or even in the heart of Siena.

It is possible to rent a bike, either standard or electric, from one of the numerous service centres, or use the bikes from the bike sharing points in Monteriggioni and San Quirico d’Orcia.  

For information visit: www.bici.terresiena.it

 

WITH THE NATURE TRAIN

A romantic and unusual experience on a real steam train or in a centoporte compartment coach, to cross one of Tuscany’s most beautiful landscapes at the speed of days gone by. There are many itineraries, all of which are unusual and irresistible.

For information visit: www.trenonatura.terresiena.it

 

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