June events along the Via Francigena

This is a special year for the Via Francigena! As you maybe already know, Via Francigena (literally the road to France) is a group of roads and trails walked by merchants, soldiers and pilgrims travelling to Rome since ancient times and for centuries. The Tuscan part of the Via Francigena starts at the Cisa Pass in the area called Lunigiana north of Pontremoli and heads south toward Acquapendente in Lazio Region passing through many big cities such as Lucca and Siena, but also smallest but characteristic places such as San Miniato, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Today, it is still possible to follow approximately the ancient road and, along the road, there are many accommodations for the night.
Via Francigena [Photo Credtis: Diari di Viaggio]
Via Francigena [Photo Credtis: Diari di Viaggio]
Have a look at the appointments for the month of June along the Tuscan Via Francigena. June 21 The main event will take place on June 21 at Castello San Donato in Lucca, where there will be the official presentation of the Tuscan Via Francigena: after four years of works, the 380 km of roads are now safe and in two weeks you can walk from Passo della Cisa to Radicofani. On June 21, the Italian Minister of Culture and Tourism Dario Franceschini, the president of Tuscany Enrico Rossi and many others authorities involved in the Via Francigena will be present in Lucca. Read the program.
Photos along the Via Francigena [Photo Credtis: Diari di Viaggio]
Photos along the Via Francigena [Photo Credtis: Diari di Viaggio]
June 20-22 On June 20-22 the appointment is in Monteriggioni with “Festival della Viandanza” (“Festival of Wanderers”). This is a slow travel through Tuscany in order to discover something new about this area. Read our post about the Festival della Viandanza.
San Gimignano [Photo Credtis: Diari di Viaggio]
San Gimignano [Photo Credtis: Diari di Viaggio]
June 28 and 30 Francigena International Arts Festival will take place in Lucca on June 28 and in Camaiore on June 30. This festival is about classical music and, at the same time, it enhances and promotes the historical traditions; it discovers along the way the characteristics of folk art and cultural exchange and the spirituality both in a religious and secular meaning. Links (in Italian): Lucca Camaiore