Let's discover some of the historical background. In 990, Sigerico, the Archbishop of Canterbury, went to Rome to receive the pallium - symbol of the pastoral mission - from the hands of the Pope. On the way back, he noted the stops of the journey in a travel diary thanks to which it was possible to reconstruct the route. However, the Lombards had formerly plotted the route in the 6th century as they crossed the Cisa pass, tracing a safe route to reach the historic seaport of Luni and Tuscia. Over the years, monuments and artistic treasures enriched the main points of a path that was able to link the Mediterranean area with the North Sea, thus contributing to the flourishing of European trade.
Today, the Francigena represents a wonderful journey (secular or spiritual) that is enriching as you encounter nature, culture and tradition treated with a conscious and respectful tourism.