Via Francigena - Crossing Tuscany | Our Walking Guide Tours | J Barter Travel


 Via Francigena - Crossing Tuscany 

This will be our sixth year collaborating with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and we like to think that we are more than just their Camino providers, but their friends.  A great store of stories and adventures has been built up through the years. In 2019, the charity completed the first stage of the French Camino, from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Estella; this year, they will undertake the section from Via Francigena path through Tuscany, from San Miniato to Siena, which is one of the most popular and spectacular stretches of the Via Francigena, the Italian Camino. 


Dates of travel

From October 7th to October 14th 2023

Adult Price: Available on request 

Single Supplement: Available on request

Fundraising Target: Available on request

Contact Anne Burns at 02145878200 or


What’s Included

  • 7 nights ensuite hotel accommodation 

  • Breakfast and evening dinner

  • All private transfers

• Pisa airport to San Miniato on Day 1

• Gambassi Terme to San Miniato on
• Day 2 San Miniato to Gambassi Terme on
• Day 3 Monteriggione to Colle di Vall D ́Elsa
• Day 5Colle di Vall D ́Elsa to Monteriggione
• Day 6 Siena to Pisa airport on Day 8
  • Daily luggage transfer (One bag per person)

  • Pilgrim passport and shell

  • Blister Clinic every day

  • Detailed information prior to start

  • Experienced guiding services


More Information

This 7 night guided walking tour along the Via Francigena path through Tuscany, from San Miniato to Siena, is one of the most popular and spectacular stretches of the Via Francigena, the Italian Camino. During our trip, we will discover no less than four incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites - the historic centres of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano.


On this 86km section of the Via Francigena, we will walk through the heart of Tuscany, across beautiful rolling hills, forested valleys and unique architectural sites. There are many wonderful historic towns and villages along the way, from the beautiful walled town of Monteriggioni to breathtaking San Gimignano, with its soaring tower houses, to magnificent Siena, a historical, artistic, and gastronomic gem, as well as home to one of Italy's most traditional horse races, the Palio di Siena.

Walking stages:

  • San Miniato - Gambassi (24km)

  • Gambassi Terme - San Gimignano (19km)

  • San Gimignano - Colle di Val d'Elsa (13km)

  • Colle di Val d'Elsa - Monteriggione (14km)

  • Monteriggione - Siena (21 km)


Trip Highlights

  • Discovering the famously lush and rolling Tuscan landscape
  • Exploring the historic town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Seeing the walled hilltop village of Monterrigioni for the first time
  • Sampling local Chianti wines and tasty local dishes
  • Reflecting on your journey amid the vibrant atmosphere of historic Siena


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