On the occasion of the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri's death, with the support of the Agresto Association, you can take part in an eight-day itinerary through the Sienese territory crossed by the Francigena, following the trail of places and figures linked to the Florentine poet.
Departing from San Gimignano, we will cross the charming historic centers of Colle Val d'Elsa, Monteriggioni, Siena, Buonconvento, Torrenieri, San Quirico, Bagno Vignoni, Castiglione D'Orcia, Gallina and Abbadia San Salvatore. We will then take a trip to Proceno before reaching Radicofani.
There are countless geographical references and figures contained in Dante's work that refer to these places, just as there are many interesting stories about Dante's contemporaries who have enriched our heritage. This helps us to reconstruct a unique picture of medieval Tuscany, of which the path is just a small part. The best known places are Folgore da San Gimignano, Arnolfo di Cambio, Sapìa Salvani, Cecco Angiolieri, Arrigo VII and Ghino di Tacco.
With expert guides and walkers, actors, re-enactors and historical groups, the path will be made more pleasant and interesting with informative on the history of the territories and the recitation of passages from the Divine Comedy.
The entire path will be followed and documented by a photographer and videomaker who will take care of the documentation of the event.
July 12, 2021, San Gimignano - Colle val D’Elsa
We will walk together in the historical centers, while in the other stops, where the Via Francigena passes, excerpts from the Divine Comedy will be heard.
10 am Departure from Porta San Matteo and walk through the historic center
11:30 am Piazza Duomo and Sala Dante
2.30 pm La Torraccia di Chiusi
4 pm Abbadia a Coneo
6 pm Historic center of Colle Val D’Elsa
9.30 pm Bastion of Sapia (Show)
July 13, 2021, Colle Val D’Elsa - Monteriggioni
We walk together from the Church of San Martino di Strove up to Monteriggioni Castello. Excerpts from the Divine Comedy will be read.
2.30 pm Colle Val d’Elsa along "Il Diborrato"
15:30 STROVE Church of San Martino
17:30 ABBADIA A ISOLA (Church of Saints Salvatore and Cirino)
7 pm MONTERIGGIONI church of Santa Maria Assunta (Recitation)
July 14, 2021, Monteriggioni - Siena
You can walk together in the historic center of Siena with a guided tour of Dante's places upon reservation at the Siena Tourist Office. Excerpts from the Divine Comedy will be read at the following stops:
11 am COLLE CIUPI Church of San Lorenzo
12 pm CASTLE OF THE CHIOCCIOLA
13.00 LA VILLA rest stop
2.30 pm EREMO di San Leonardo al Lago
6 pm SIENA Loggia del Papa
July 15, 2021, Monteroni d’Arbia - Buonconvento
In all the stops, historians will meet and read passages from the Divine Comedy
15:30 Cuna (La Grancia)
4 pm Cuna Church of Saints Iacopo and Cristoforo
5 pm Lucignano Val d’Arbia Church of San Giovanni Battista
6:15 pm Ponte d’Arbia
7pm Buonconvento Historic center
9.30 pm Buonconvento Gardens Piazzale Garibaldi (Show)
July 16, 2021, Buonconvento - San Quirico d’Orcia
We will walk together from the old Cassia to the historic center of San Quirico d’Orcia. In all the stops, historians will meet and read from the Divine Comedy.
2.30 pm Tricerchi Castle
3 pm Caparzo Farm
4 pm Torrenieri (Hostel)
4:30 pm Walk from the bridge over the Tuomo stream, passing through Abbadia, to the center of San Quirico d’Orcia
6 pm Historic center of San Quirico d’Orcia with a visit of its artistic gems
9.30 pm San Quirico d’Orcia Nilde Iotti Garden (Show)
July 17, 2021, San Quirico d’Orcia - Castiglion d’Orcia - Abbadia San Salvatore
We will walk together from San Quirico d’Orcia to Vignoni Alto. In the other stops, there will be acting performances.
10 am Walk from San Quirico d’Orcia to Vignoni Alto
11:30 am Vignoni Alto (Church of San Biagio)
12:30 am Church of San Pellegrino alle Briccole
4 pm Castiglion d’Orcia, Piazza Vecchietta
6 pm Abbadia San Salvatore, historic center
9:30 pm Abbadia San Salvatore Cloister of the Abbey (Show)
July 18, 2021, San Casciano dei Bagni - Proceno
11 am San Casciano dei Bagni Old town
3:30 pm Ponte al Rigo Church of Santa Elisabetta (Recitation)
6 pm Proceno Historic center
8 pm Dinner with Dante
9:30 pm Proceno Castle (Show)
July 19, 2021, Proceno - Radicofani
3 pm Walk from Casa al Maestro to Radicofani
5:30 pm Radicofani, tour of the historic center
9.30 pm St. Peter's Square (Show)