Pass by rural landscapes on your Via Francigena walk The charming medieval village of Abbadia Isola on the Via Francigena in Tuscany |  <i>Tim Charody</i> Bridge made of boulders on the Via Francigena |  <i>Tim Charody</i> Cycling the Via Francigena between Aosta and Pavia
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Via Francigena Tour Videos

Watch our inspiring videos of pilgrims walking the Via Francigena

See what it's like to walk the Via Francigena in Italy with our inspiring videos. The Via Francigena is similar to the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain, and you'll witness the same satisfaction of pilgrims walking the route. The beautiful scenery, divine cuisine and local hospitality along the trail will make you want to plan your next trip to Italy.

Due to the long nature of the Via Francigena route (it starts in St Bernard's Pass in Switzerland and finishes in Rome, Italy), we have broken the journey into more attainable walking and cycling tour segments. Likewise, for our videos we have one main video that covers what it's like to walk on the Via Francigena as well as several shorter videos on different stages.

Watch pilgrims walking the Via Francigena route in Italy then choose your Via Francigena tour.

Walking the Via Francigena Video

The Via Francigena has experienced a recent revival and is now one of the most exciting pilgrimage trails in Europe. Even if you’ve been to Italy before, walking along the Via Francigena gives you a new perspective; the time to soak up the spectacular views, pass through charming Tuscan villages and dine on authentic Italian cuisine. 

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One of the world’s most rewarding walking trails, the historic Via Francigena is an ancient road and pilgrim’s route stretching more than a thousand kilometres through Switzerland and Italy, finishing up in the Eternal City of Rome. View tours: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  #ViaFrancigena #Camino #UTracksTravel  ABOUT THE VIA FRANCIGENA  The #Italian section of this iconic trail cuts a path through some of #Italy’s prettiest regions, combining rich history and Roman ruins, medieval cities and traditional villages, world-famous cuisine and mind-blowing natural beauty to discover on foot or by bike.  Start high in the #Swiss Alps and cross the historic Saint Bernard Pass, making your way down through the spectacular alpine landscapes of the Aosta region, through the lush agricultural plains of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna and into the famous rolling hills of #Tuscany.  Discover crumbling ruins, ancient monasteries, imposing castles and sleepy villages; experience the magic of medieval cities such as Parma, Siena and Lucca; and soak up the atmospheric accommodations and fine hospitality that have characterised the route for centuries.  Sample the very best in Italian cuisine on an outstanding Food Lover’s #tour from Parma to #Rome; or tackle the full #Francigena Way, making you one of the lucky few to complete this epic journey in its entirety.  Take a look at our extensive range of itineraries and start planning your #walk or cycle along the Via Francigena. View tours: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  #UTracks have over 450 trips across the active travel spectrum: from relaxed cycling in the Loire Valley, to discovering iconic Camino trails, to challenging #hiking around Mont Blanc.   Walking or cycling, 2-star or 4-star, small group or self guided, land, river or sea - UTracks can help you explore #Europe exactly the way you want. Learn more at https://www.utracks.com/  Stay in touch with UTracks: https://instagram.com/utrackstravel https://twitter.com/UTracks_Travel https://www.facebook.com/UTracks https://www.pinterest.com.au/utracks/ https://www.utracks.com/blog https://www.youtube.com/user/UTracksTravel

 

Walking Fidenza to Tuscany Tour Video

The highlights of walking from Fidenza to Tuscany along the Via Francigena are the Parma Hills, which are a foretaste of the Tuscan mountains to come. There are a few slight climbs, such as to the top of Mount Valoria and over the Cisca Pass, but these reward pilgrims with stupendous vistas over the Lombardy and Lunigiana plains.

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Walk from Fidenza to Tuscany on one of the beautiful stages of Italy's Via Francigena trail. Learn more about this trip and how you can explore it: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Via-Francigena-Fidenza-to-Tuscany  #ViaFrancigena #UTracksTravel #Italy  ABOUT THE VIA FRANCIGENA: FIDENZA TO TUSCANY  One of the world’s most rewarding #walking trails, the historic Via Francigena is an ancient road and #pilgrim’s route stretching more than a thousand kilometres through France, Switzerland and Italy, finishing up in the Eternal City of Rome.  The Italian section of this iconic trail cuts a path through some of Italy’s prettiest regions, combining rich history and Roman ruins, medieval cities and traditional villages, world-famous cuisine and mind-blowing natural beauty to discover on foot or by bike.  The Fidenza to Tuscany section of the historic Via Francigena journeys through the #Apennines and the Parma hills before entering #Tuscany.   Starting in #Fidenza, where you can admire the Cathedral and its portals that narrate the life of Saint Domninus, the walk soon enters the Parma hills, which are a foretaste of the Tuscan mountains to come.   The climb to the top of Mount Valoria and over the Cisa Pass will sometimes be long and demanding, but the priceless views over the Lombardy and Lunigiana plains will reward your efforts.   Descending towards your final destination, you'll continue along the ancient walking path, surrounded by the beauty of the natural landscape. Walking over the medieval Groppodalosio bridge will feel as though you're stepping back in time.   You'll finally arrive in the charming town of #Pontremoli where you can relax among the alleyways of the old town centre.   En route stay in atmospheric farmhouses and small family-run hotels, soaking up the fine hospitality that has characterised the route for centuries.  Find the Fidenza to Tuscany Walking Trip information here: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Francigena-Way-Fidenza-to-Tuscany  Or discover other ways #UTracks lets you explore the Via Francigena #Camino here: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  Stay in touch with UTracks https://instagram.com/utrackstravel https://twitter.com/UTracks_Travel https://www.facebook.com/UTracks https://www.pinterest.com.au/utracks/ https://www.utracks.com/blog https://www.youtube.com/user/UTracksTravel

 

Walking Pontremoli to Lucca Tour Video

The Pontremoli to Lucca section of the trail takes you through a little-known region of Tuscany.

Starting in Pontremoli, in the heart of the Lunigiana region where the green hills are dotted with fine castles, you will descend to the sea in Versilia. Enjoy the coastal scenery as you walk along the sandy beaches and during the warmer months you can happily stop for a swim en route.

Leaving the coast behind, you will head back toward the Tuscan hills. You can visit the fascinating artists' workshops in Pietrasanta, known as the Italian Athens, which rests at the foot of the Apuan Alps. 

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The Via Francigena in Italy has experienced a recent revival and is now one of the most exciting pilgrimage trails in Europe. View tours: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena   #ViaFrancigena #UTracksTravel #Camino  ABOUT THE VIA FRANCIGENA: PONTREMOLI TO LUCCA  This iconic trail cuts a path through some of #Italy’s prettiest regions, combining rich history and Roman ruins, medieval cities and traditional villages, world-famous cuisine and mind-blowing natural beauty to discover on foot or by bike.  The #Pontremoli to #Lucca section of the trail takes you through a little-known region of #Tuscany.  Starting in Pontremoli, in the heart of the Lunigiana region where the green hills are dotted with fine castles, you will descend to the sea in Versilia. Enjoy the coastal scenery as you walk along the sandy beaches and during the warmer months you can happily stop for a swim en route.   Leaving the coast behind, you will head back toward the Tuscan hills. You can visit the fascinating artists' workshops in Pietrasanta, known as the Italian Athens, which rests at the foot of the Apuan Alps.   The highlights continue as you reach the walled town of Lucca, one of the most captivating old town centres of Tuscany.  Find the Pontremoli to Lucca #Walking #Tour information here: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Francigena-Way-Pontremoli-to-Lucca  Or discover other ways UTracks lets you explore the Via #Francigena here: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  ABOUT UTRACKS  #UTracks have over 450 trips across the active #travel spectrum: from relaxed cycling in the Loire Valley, to discovering iconic Camino trails, to challenging hikes around Mont Blanc.   Walking or cycling, 2-star or 4-star, small group or self guided, land, river or sea - UTracks can help you explore #Europe exactly the way you want. Learn more at https://www.utracks.com/  Stay in touch with UTracks: https://instagram.com/utrackstravel https://twitter.com/UTracks_Travel https://www.facebook.com/UTracks https://www.pinterest.com.au/utracks/ https://www.utracks.com/blog https://www.youtube.com/user/UTracksTravel

 

Walking Lucca to Siena Tour Video

Northern Tuscany has so much to be discovered, especially for those travelling on foot. Starting in Lucca, you can spend a day visiting its beautiful gardens and villas, or discovering some of the nearly one hundred churches that characterise this beautiful town. 

The first part of this walk takes you through the open and flat lands of the Val d'Elsa. You then enter the Tuscan Hills. The second half of the tour takes you back in time, exploring narrow streets and buildings of some of the most renowned medieval towns in Tuscany, including San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. 

As you reach Siena the landscape surrounding you is full of open, green rolling hills. Stay in comfortable, family-run accommodation where you can sample the delicious culinary delights of Tuscany.

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Spectacular landscapes, fascinating Tuscan countryside full of vineyards, charming UNESCO towns and picturesque rolling hills are just some of the highlights on this section of Italy's Via Francigena. View tours here: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  #ViaFrancigena #UTracksTravel #Italy  About the Via Francigena: Lucca to Siena Tour  Northern #Tuscany has so much to be discovered, especially for those travelling on foot. Starting in #Lucca, you can spend a day visiting its beautiful gardens and villas, or discovering some of the nearly one hundred churches that characterise this beautiful town.   The first part of this #walk takes you through the open and flat lands of the Val d'Elsa. You then enter the Tuscan Hills.   The second half of the #tour takes you back in time, exploring narrow streets and buildings of some of the most renowned medieval towns in Tuscany, including #SanGimignano and Monteriggioni.   As you reach #Siena the landscape surrounding you is full of open, green rolling hills. Stay in comfortable, family-run accommodation where you can sample the delicious culinary delights of Tuscany.  Find the Lucca to Siena #Walking Trip information here: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Francigena-Way-Lucca-to-Siena  Or discover other ways #UTracks lets you explore the Via #Francigena here: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  About UTracks  UTracks have over 450 trips across the active #travel spectrum: from relaxed cycling in the Loire Valley, to discovering iconic #Camino trails, to challenging hikes around Mont Blanc.   Walking or cycling, 2-star or 4-star, small group or self guided, land, river or sea - UTracks can help you explore #Europe exactly the way you want. Learn more at https://www.utracks.com/  Stay in touch with UTracks: https://instagram.com/utrackstravel https://twitter.com/UTracks_Travel https://www.facebook.com/UTracks https://www.pinterest.com.au/utracks/ https://www.utracks.com/blog https://www.youtube.com/user/UTracksTravel

 

Walking the Best of Tuscany Tour Video

Starting in San Miniato, one of the hidden pearls of the Via Francigena, this itinerary takes you through a region of extraordinary beauty. From the thousand year old Pieve di Chianni, to the crenellated towers of Monteriggioni, to finally reach spectacular Siena, this walk will continue to amaze you. 

The landscape is not the only highlight. At meal times, savour the local cuisine including the precious white truffle of San Miniato, the pici of Siena and the saffron of San Gimignano, while at night stay in quality, handpicked hotels and agriturismi, the perfect blend of comfort on an active holiday in Italy.

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Italy's Via Francigena has experienced a recent revival and is now one of the most exciting pilgrimage trails in Europe. View the Best of the Via Francigena tour: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Guided-Walking/Best-of-the-Via-Francigena View all Via Francigena tours: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  #ViaFrancigena #UTracksTravel #Tuscany  About the Best of the Via Francigena Tour  On this section of the #Camino trail to #Rome, combine well-known towns including #Siena and San Gimignano, with charming hamlets such as San Miniato, to discover the very best of the Tuscan Via #Francigena in a single week.   Starting in San Miniato, one of the hidden pearls of the Via Francigena, this itinerary takes you through a region of extraordinary beauty. From the thousand year old Pieve di Chianni, to the crenellated towers of #Monteriggioni, to finally reach spectacular Siena, this walk will continue to amaze you.   With achievable daily distances ranging from 13 to 24 km (7.5 to 15mi), enjoy wonderful views as you #walk and discover fortified hamlets where time seems to have stopped.   The landscape is not the only highlight. At meal times, savour the local cuisine including the precious white truffle of San Miniato, the pici of Siena and the saffron of San Gimignano, while at night stay in quality, handpicked hotels and agriturismi, the perfect blend of comfort on an active holiday in #Italy.  Find the Best of Tuscany #Walking #Tour information here: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Francigena-Way-Best-of-Tuscany  Or discover other ways #UTracks lets you explore the Via Francigena here: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena  UTracks have over 450 trips across the active #travel spectrum: from relaxed cycling in the Loire Valley, to discovering iconic Camino trails, to challenging hikes around Mont Blanc.   Walking or cycling, 2-star or 4-star, small group or self guided, land, river or sea - UTracks can help you explore #Europe exactly the way you want. Learn more at https://www.utracks.com/  Stay in touch with UTracks: https://instagram.com/utrackstravel https://twitter.com/UTracks_Travel https://www.facebook.com/UTracks https://www.pinterest.com.au/utracks/ https://www.utracks.com/blog https://www.youtube.com/user/UTracksTravel

Walking from Siena to Southern Tuscany Tour Video

Starting in the spectacular medieval city of Siena, which is well worth an extended stay, you will embark on a journey that leads you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, dotted with wonderfully preserved hilltop villages such as San Quirico and Rocca d'Orcia. 

Rolling hills, cypress-lined backroads and the "Crete Senesi" - an area south of Siena where grey crags create a lunar-like landscape - will be the perfect backdrop to your walk.

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Walking on the southern section of Italy's Camino, the Via Francigena, is packed full of rewarding experiences. View tours: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena View the Southern Tuscany from Siena walking tour: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Francigena-Way-Southern-Tuscany-from-Siena #ViaFrancigena #UTracksTravel #Italy ABOUT THE SOUTHERN TUSCANY FROM SIENA VIA FRANCIGENA WALKING TOUR Starting in the spectacular medieval city of Siena, which is well worth an extended stay, you will embark on a journey that leads you through the beautiful #Tuscan countryside, dotted with wonderfully preserved hilltop villages such as San Quirico and Rocca d'Orcia. Rolling hills, cypress-lined backroads and the 'Crete Senesi' - an area south of #Siena where grey crags create a lunar-like landscape - will be the perfect backdrop to your #walk. The important historical context of the region and the astonishing beauty of the landscapes you walk through, combine to make this trip completely unforgettable. Find the Southern #Tuscany from Siena #Walking #Trip information here: https://www.utracks.com/Italy/Self-Guided-Walking/Francigena-Way-Southern-Tuscany-from-Siena Or discover other ways #UTracks lets you explore the Via #Francigena here: https://www.utracks.com/Camino/Via-Francigena ABOUT UTRACKS UTracks have over 450 trips across the active #travel spectrum: from relaxed cycling in the Loire Valley, to discovering iconic #Camino trails, to challenging hikes around Mont Blanc. Walking or cycling, 2-star or 4-star, small group or self guided, land, river or sea - UTracks can help you #explore #Europe exactly the way you want. Learn more at https://www.utracks.com/ Stay in touch with UTracks: https://instagram.com/utrackstravel https://twitter.com/UTracks_Travel https://www.facebook.com/UTracks https://www.pinterest.com.au/utracks/ https://www.utracks.com/blog https://www.youtube.com/user/UTracksTravel

 

Walking Orvieto to Rome Tour Video

The Orvieto to Rome trip takes in the last section of the trail through to Rome, passing by ancient relics and hilltop towns. 

 

The first walk from Orvieto takes you down to the charming lake town of Bolsena, then passes through medieval town Montefiascone, known for its great wine, and then continues through woods and by abbeys as you approach the Eternal City of Rome.

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