This leg is 29 km long and begins in Altopascio; it takes less than 6 hours to complete. On the initial section of the path, in Galleno, trekkers walk on the ancient dirt road of the Via Francigena. After crossing the hills of Cerbaie, wild and deserted, you head for the Ponte a Cappiano, with its recently restored Medici bridge.
From here, along the banks of the Usciana canal, you can cross the ancient swamp that has been drained and go up to the center of Fucecchio. After crossing the Arno, you will come to San Miniato, the once powerful and perfectly maintained medieval town.
Water and refreshments are available in Chimenti, Galleno, Ponte a Cappiano, and Fucecchio.