Did you know that on average pilgrims like us on the Via Francigena walk over 25km a day? That is a lot of spent energy and used calories! Not surprisingly then food is an important part of life on the road – hikers are always looking for a chance to refuel.
But for pilgrims, mealtimes are not just that; they’re also a time to meet and share something with both locals and other pilgrims along the way.
This is particularly true of walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany, with its rich gastronomic history and friendly people. There are lots of places to eat along the route, and stopping for food gives a unique insight into both Tuscan and pilgrim culture.
Here we share our experiences of what and where we ate on the Via Francigena in Tuscany, breakfast, lunch and dinner.