Walking the Via Francigena pilgrim route - Part 3
Lucca to Rome
Guidebook to the final 400km of the Via Francigena pilgrim route from Lucca to Rome. Crossing Tuscany in the heartland of Italy, the route goes through two of the region's most important cities, Lucca and Siena, and visits San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Radicofani. Described in 18 stages, with information on facilities and pilgrim hostels.
SeasonsSuitable for walking year round, but the best seasons for moderate weather are spring and autumn, with hottest temperatures in July and August.
CentresLucca, San Miniato, Monteriggioni, Siena, San Quirico d'Orcia, Radicofani, Acquapendente, Bolsena, Viterbo, Sutri, Rome.
DifficultyThis portion of the Via Francigena is suitable for walkers of all levels, with no special gear required. Day stages are graded on level of difficulty from 1-4.
Must SeeThe walled city of Lucca, scenic walks among the vineyards and fields of beautiful Tuscany, the medieval village of Monteriggioni, the stunning city of Siena with its dramatic cathedral, volcanic Lake Bolsena, Viterbo, second home of the Popes, the Etruscan city of Sutri and the Eternal City of Rome.
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Sandy Brown (Rev)
Sanford ‘Sandy’ Brown is an author, community activist, long-distance walker, and ordained minister from Seattle, Washington. In 2020, Sandy joined Cicerone Press as Associate Publisher for Caminos and Pilgrimages.
After reading ‘The Pilgrimage’, by Paolo Coelho in 1992, he planned his 2008 trek on the Camino de Santiago and since then has walked over 9000 kilometres on pilgrim trails in Europe. He records his pilgrim adventures in his popular blog, www.caminoist.org.
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