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The Slow Travel Fest is back in Monteriggioni

Discover more about the first Italian festival dedicated to slow travel

From September 22 to 24, you can take part in the Slow Travel Fest in Monteriggioni, the first Italian festival dedicated to slow travel. Through excursions, walks, talks, music, street performances and nature, these three days will be entirely dedicated to rethinking space and territory at “low speed”. 

The festival is focused on different kinds of travellers with a shared passion for slow travel: people who enjoy walking, cycling or photography, people wishing to get involved in outdoor activities, others who enjoy faith-based tourism or people who just want to sip a glass of wine while listening to music.

Slow travel fest 2017

The Slow Travel fest offers a rich program of activities for the whole family: meetings, music, nature and excursions along the via Francigena and the Sienese mountains.

The locations need no introduction: Monteriggioni, approximately 14 km north of Siena and 60 km south of Florence, is a small, walled ancient town nestled amid stunning rolling hills in the countryside. The hamlet of Abbadia a Isola has recently been restored and completed with the addition of a pilgrims’ hostel. It is the second festival location and is just three kilometres along the Via Francigena from Monteriggioni.

[Photo Credits: Slow Travel Fest]
[Photo Credits: Slow Travel Fest]

Slow Travel Fest is organised by and Il Movimento Lento, in collaboration with the Tuscan Regional Council, Toscana Promozione and Monteriggioni Town Council. Main festival partners are SloWays  and the Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigena.

[Photo Credits: Slow Travel Fest]
[Photo Credits: Slow Travel Fest]



Francigena and Spiritual Routes