Watch: Walking Sicily's Magna Via Francigena

Rural vistas are the norm on the Magna Via Francigena
Rural vistas are the norm on the Magna Via Francigena

Watch: Sicily's Magna Via Francigena Trail

If you're a fan of getting off the beaten track, it's likely that Sicily's Magna Via Francigena will appeal to you. 
 
Like the Camino de Santiago in Spain or the Via Francigena trail on mainland Italy, the Magna Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrimage trail where you'll still feel a great sense of achievement, enjoy a strong community spirit, and get to become immersed in the local relaxed pace of like. However, because the Magna Via Francigena is on the island of Sicily, it does attract fewer walkers. This is what makes it quite a remarkable experience.
 
The hilltop town of Cammarata on the Magna Via Francigena in Sicily Palermo Cathedral is the starting point of the Magna Via Francigena in Sicily Fabulous scenery on the Magna Via Francigena in Sicily
 
The Magna Via Francigena, or il Cammino di Sicilia, according to the locals, is a pilgrimage route to be covered on foot. It's a 160km long historical, naturalistic and cultural itinerary that connects the two extreme coasts, Palermo and Agrigento. In the middle of the island lies the wonder: trails of nature, hidden paths, crowded villages and enchanting places that evoke ancient times and popular traditions in their streets.
 
National Geographic recently walked the Magna Via Francigena and wrote a detailed article on their experiences. Read it here.
 

Watch the Magna Via Francigena

Watch the official Magna Via Francigena film below. It's all in Sicilian but the wonderfully bubbly language just adds to the romance of the route.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Do you want to walk the Magna Via Francigena? Let us know in the comment section. 
 
 
  
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Comments (2)

Frans

Dear UTracks, we are three people and interested in walking the Magna Via Francigena this summer, starting Sunday 3 July and finishing Thursday 7 July. This is probably too short to walk the whole Camina, but hopefully we could do the nicest part. Is there an itinerary including hotels / B&B that you could suggest for us? We would be flexible getting to and from any location to start depart from.
Thanks for your help.
Frans

4 months ago
William from UTracks

Hi Frans,

Great to hear you're interested in Sicily's Magna Via Francigena, it's emerging as a popular trail for walkers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. A member from our team will contact you directly to discuss planning your trip.

Enjoy,
William.

4 months ago
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