• Picturesque village at 740 meters
  • Small population of 16 people
  • Located near Casentinesi Forests National Park
  • No services for pilgrims


Nestled at 740 meters above sea level, Valagnesi is a tranquil village with a population of just 16 residents. Located just outside the entrance to the mesmerizing Casentinesi Forests National Park, this peaceful settlement offers pilgrims a chance to experience authentic Tuscan village life. Despite its lack of services for travelers, Valagnesi’s serene atmosphere and natural beauty make it a memorable stop on the Via di Francesco pilgrimage trail.

Distance from Stage Start:
7.8 km
Distance to Stage End:
11.22 km
740 meters

Culture & History

Valagnesi may be small, but its rich cultural history and intimate connection with nature make it an important waypoint for pilgrims seeking solace and reflection. The village’s humble beginnings and strong ties to the surrounding landscape are evident in its traditional architecture and the locals’ reverence for their environment. The village’s simplicity and warmth offer a refreshing pause for weary travelers as they immerse themselves in the timelessness of rural Tuscany.

Events & Festivals

While Valagnesi does not host any major events, its close proximity to the Casentinesi Forests National Park provides ample opportunities for exploration and contemplation. The absence of services in the village encourages pilgrims to be self-sufficient and to connect more deeply with nature and the area’s spirituality.

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