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All roads lead to Rome. The Via Francigena is an ancient road to Rome, passing through England, France Switzerland and finally Italy. In medieval times it was an important road for the pilgrims heading south, and is since 1994 designated as a...more
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I recently completed the section of the Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena and although we were not blessed with the best weather (it rained for a few hours nearly every day) we enjoyed nearly every step. The section from Lucca to Altopascio (Day 1...More

1  Thank TonyandKatya
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I send this message to share with you my Francigena hiking tour in August 17, which started at the border between Switzerland and Italy: from "Pas du Grand San Bernard" to Ivrea. I can only recommend this itinerary because it's really beautiful and authentic. I...More

9  Thank Carlotta C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

After thoroughly enjoying the uplifting Camino de Santiago in Spain we decided to walk on the Via Francigena in Italy (Lucca to Siena). What a disappointment! We had good written instructions from the company that organised our accommodation and luggage transfer. However we would strongly...More

11  Thank Memjp
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Having enjoyed our pilgrimage hikes on the Portuguese and French Caminos in Spain, we decided to try the Via Francigena in Italy this year. Once again, we used the services of Follow the Camino/One Foot Abroad to book inns and luggage transfers for us. We...More

8  Thank Moses A
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Maybe I'm spoiled for choice in the hiking I've done in Australia and UK, but this trail was just shocking. Walking along roads almost all of the time, with the ear-splitting roar of traffic going past (usually trying to run you over, as is their...More

12  Thank Companion807422
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Our route was as follows: Sarzana to Marina di Carrara (Hotel Exclusive)17.5km; Montignoso (Agriturismo Karma) 19.9km; Pietrasanta (Sul Prado) 11.8km; Nocchi (Villa Montecatini) 14.8km; Lucca (Il Seminario) 22.4km; Altopascio (La Loggia) 18.1km; San Miniato (Agriturismo Marrucola) 34.1km; Gambassi Terme (Agriturristica La Torre Antica) 25.2km; San...More

17  Thank Family152
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I did both routes leading to Siena - from Monteriggioni (Abbadia Isola) and to Isola d'Arbia. It's great as long as you keep out from main roads. Some signs are misleading, but if you have a good map, you won't get lost.

5  Thank Mikolaj_wie
Reviewed 26 November 2014

A friend and I (in our 60s) walked the Via Francigena from Florence to Assisi to Rome (530 km) in September with hotels, luggage transfers and directions provided by Camino ways. The overall experience was wonderful, exploring the many pilgrimage sites, staying in interesting small...More

16  Thank Norman S
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Summer (early June) is definitely not a good time to walk. We planned the 100km route from Viterbo to Rome. We ended walk half and took the bus in half. This route is not as popular as the Camino, and mainly walk along the traffic....More

7  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

We've been exploring the Via Francigena heading south from Siena, a lovely leg of the old pilgrims' path to Rome. The trail marking is improving. If you like to walk in the countryside, you will know how to prepare. Bring water, expect mud, etc.

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Denise, I walked from Lucca to Siena in May and am repeating the journey in September. The walk is great (apart from the first half of the first day which is along a relatively busy road). The trail is well marked but you... More
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