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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

Alberto Conte by Alberto Conte
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
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Francigena and Historical Hikes