Savor a section of the Via Francigena: Abbadia di Isola to Monteriggioni “a piedi”

The Tuscan experience can be much more than sipping fine wines and dining on rich pasta dishes; there is living history to be found, the opportunity to literally walk in the steps of the ancients

All roads lead to Rome as the old saying goes – all 1,243 miles of road when we’re talking about the Via Francigena, the ancient byway connecting Canterbury to Rome. While the serious-minded, contemporary pellegrini (pilgrims) consider walking the full distance a consummate goal, many of us pellegrini-of-the-heart find biting off a piece that big a bit unrealistic, even if the yearning is earnest. But like a rich dessert to be enjoyed in small portions, this ancient pathway is...

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