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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 ...

 

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 ...



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 ...

 

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 ...

How to move around

By bus: lnes for principal connections in and out the province ...
By bike: 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 ...
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 ...

The pilgrim's dictionary

The pilgrim's dictionary

Bisaccia: shoulder bag; etymology: from the Latin Bis and Saccus, meaning "double sack".
Bordone: a long walking stick with a curved handle, used by pilgrims ...


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