Walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany is to experience a Tuscany not many others get to see. As a pilgrim trail, the Via Francigena is a quiet and contemplative route that runs through the whole region, so it offers the opportunity to explore the lesser-known parts of Tuscany, like the beautiful north.
We are walking travel bloggers over at What if we walked? and in 2017 hiked the whole Via Francigena from Canterbury in the UK to Rome, and we loved northern Tuscany particularly. It surprised and delighted us with its untouched medieval villages and tranquil mountain landscapes. So we’ve put together a suggested three day walking route, complete with pilgrim places to stay and eat, for you to experience one of our favourite hidden parts of the whole 2,000km route.