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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.