Numerous documents, mostly from the 1600 and 1700s, reveal that the preferred stops along the pilgrim itinerary were made in the Florentine Valdarno, Palazzolo, Troghi and Figline, Levanella and Ponte a Buriano. The route led to the Val di Chiana until reaching Cortona, and then travelled to Foligno, passing through Assisi and Perugia. Past the Valico del Col Fiorito, it travelled through the Chienti Valley, until Recanati, and finally Loreto.
Throughout the Middle Ages, in fact, the route continued to have an important function, despite that fact that it lost its appeal as the preferred route to Rome. Instead, it was primarily used to travel from Florence to Arezzo, travelling through the upper Valdarno. This is why numerous markets were opened along the route, leading the Florentine Republic, in the 1300s, to establish one of its 'terrenuove' there (like Castel San Giovanni), aimed at conquering one of its last feudal areas and thus gain control of the entire territory.
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