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Via Francigena in Val d'Orcia
Photo ©Alberto Conte

Check out below the strong points of the two routes

The Via Francigena and the Way of Saint James: similarities and differences

Via Francigena is more beautiful, varied and rich in attractions

Via Francigena in Val d'Arbia
Via Francigena in Val d'Arbia - Credit: Alberto Conte

In Italy you eat better

Menu del pellegrino
Menu del pellegrino - Credit: Alberto Conte

The Via Francigena is less crowded

Via Francigena in Val d'Orcia
Via Francigena in Val d'Orcia - Credit: Alberto Conte

The network of accomodation facilities along the Camino de Santiago is much better organized

Pamplona hostel
Pamplona hostel - Credit: Alberto Conte

The Camino is cheaper

Sign-posts are better along the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago sign-post
Camino de Santiago sign-post - Credit: Alberto Conte

Conclusions

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Francigena and Historical Hikes