The “Via Francigena”, an ancient pilgrimage route documented since 800 BC., crosses the Elsa river valley.
Pilgrims from north-western Europe, particularly from France, travelled along this route to reach the city of Rome. The Hospital of “Santa Maria della Scala” in Siena was a meeting and rest stop, and the current welcoming tradition is closely linked to the Francigena pilgrimage. Traces of this route are still visible along the way, and even today many pilgrims travel along this route to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes between Siena and Radicofani.
There are many historical and artistic towns to discover in the Elsa valley, such as San Gimignano
Length: Half Day 5 km – Full Day 14 km
Start/End: San Piero a Sieve
Additional activities: Half Day Chianti Rufina Wine Tasting; Full Day Castle Visit, Light Lunch and Wine Tasting