Explore the Via di Francesco Towns

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Tuscany's towns as you traverse the Via di Francesco, a pilgrimage trail steeped in history, spirituality, and enchanting landscapes.

Towns on the Trail

Uncover the Hidden Treasures of Via di Francesco's Tuscan Towns

Embrace the captivating charm of Tuscany’s towns as you journey along the Via di Francesco.

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Pharmacy (Farmacia)
Grocery & Market
Post Office
Church & Sacred Sites
Water Fountain
Food & Bar
  • Official starting point of the Via di Francesco
  • Birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Rich artistic and architectural heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Home to the powerful Medici family
  • Halfway point between Firenze and Pontassieve
  • Indulge in delectable pastries at Pasticceria Andrea
  • Official end of Stage 1 on Via di Francesco
  • Medici bridge over the Sieve river
  • Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie
  • Savor a coffee at Locanda Tinti
  • Experience the transition from vineyards to forests
  • Small Coop market is good for food supplies
  • Stunning mountain pass at 1050 meters overlooking Montemignaio
  • Famous “Schiacciata con funghi porcini” dish at Ristorante Consumi
  • Afternoon or evening snacks and drinks at Chalet il Valico
  • Refresh at the water fountain near Strada Provincaiale di Gualdo
  • Observe local equestrian culture at Il Gualdo stables
  • Experience the tranquility of the picturesque trails
  • Visit the charming Church of S. Jacopo
  • Explore the historic Castel Castagnaio ruins
  • Discover the picturesque woods rich in porcini mushrooms and chestnuts
  • Revere the relic of St James at Chiesa di San Jacopo
  • Scattered houses with Lombard origins
  • Two ancient routes to Passo della Consuma
  • Historic Church of Badiola in Pietrafitta
  • Piazza Tanucci and Santa Maria della Assunta
  • Wool museum (Museo dell’Arte della Lana di Stia)
  • Beautiful medieval architecture
  • Birthplace of statesman Bernardo Tanucci
  • St Francis Statue!!
  • Picturesque village at 740 meters
  • Small population of 16 people
  • Located near Casentinesi Forests National Park
  • No services for pilgrims
  • Tranquil forest paths in the Casentino Forest
  • Ancient Benedictine Monastery of Camaldoli
  • Sacro Eremo e Monastero di Camaldoli
  • 400-year-old Chestnut Tree – Il Castagno di Miraglia
  • Unique Camaldolese pharmacy and herbal remedies
  • Explore the ancient Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Visit the unique Forestry Museum and Arboreto Carlo Siemoni
  • Discover the rich history of the Castelletti hamlets
  • Church of St. Egidio with Romanesque elements
  • Charming Cappellina with Madonna delle Sette Spade
  • Stunning views along the ancient Via Romea
  • Rest in the peaceful Casa Santicchio Refuge
  • Taste delicious organic meals from their farm
  • Enjoy a Finnish wellness treatment with a view
  • Immerse yourself in the sacred Vallesanta valley
  • Alternative route on Stage 6 of Via di Francesco
  • Two Ospitale Pilgrim Network accommodations
  • Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo
  • LH5 bus connections to Badia Prataglia and Bibbiena
  • Refreshing water fountain for pilgrims
  • Delicious Casentine specialties at Panificio Rimbocchi
  • Scenic route to La Verna Sanctuary
  • LH5 bus connection to Bibbiena and Badia Prataglia
  • Official end of the Tuscan stages of Via di Francesco
  • Visit the Sanctuary of San Francis at La Verna
  • Experience the centuries-old beech forests
  • Della Robbia terracotta art in churches
  • Sasso Spicco, St. Francis’ prayer spot
  • La Beccia stone path to La Verna Sanctuary
  • Stunning views of the sanctuary
  • H11 bus connection to Bibbiena and Chiusi della Verna
  • Serene atmosphere in the Casentino Forest
  • Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta: Romanesque-Gothic church with ancient frescoes
  • Castle of the Guidi Counts: impressive medieval mountain fortress
  • Local delicacies: Casentino ham, goat’s cheese, and mushrooms
  • Oratory of the Madonna delle Calle: historic pilgrimage site
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Off Trail
  • Marvel at Piero della Francesca’s frescoes in the Church of San Francesco
  • Witness the thrilling Giostra del Saracino medieval joust
  • Explore the imposing Medicean Fortress and enjoy panoramic city views
  • Discover ancient history at the Roman Amphitheatre
  • Imposing Poppi Castle with stunning courtyard
  • Rilliana Library: ancient manuscripts collection
  • Remarkable Chapel of Counts Guidi and Taddeo Gaddi frescoes
  • Hexagonal-shaped Oratorio della Madonna del Morbo
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Off Trail
  • Bus junction for Camaldoli, Badia Prataglia, and Chiusi della Verna
  • Marvel at glazed terracotta reliefs in the Church of San Lorenzo
  • Explore the 15th-century Palazzo Dovizi, home to Cardinal Bernardo Dovizi
  • Visit the enchanting Rococo-style Oratorio of San Francesco
  • Discover the remarkable art at the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Sasso