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The Via Francigena

Length:

Consigliato: individuals, small groups

Note: long sections also by bike and on horseback

Type: Itineraries on foot

The Via Francigena is the ancient pilgrims’ route to the tomb of St Peter in Rome. Since a few years ago, there has been a new campaign to promote and develop it, on a par with the historical and cultural importance it had for centuries. The modern route, designated as a Major Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe since 2004, largely follows the route recorded by Sigerico at the end of the 10th century, where the Monteriggioni area is indicated by the “submansio” of Borgonuovo (later Abbadia Isola). Of the almost 2,000 km between Canterbury and Rome, around half is located in Italy, where the route is subdivided into 44 sections. The Tuscan stage, certainly one of the most attractive in terms of the beauty of the towns and cities, the borghi, and the landscape that it passes through, also includes Monteriggioni as one of the modern-day stop-offs, situated between the other stopping-off places of San Gimignano to the north, and Siena to the south.
Whether you are about to embark on the journey to Rome, or just want to experience a short section of this ancient travellers’ route, Monteriggioni can be a very good reference point, both as a point of departure  and as a delightful place to pass through. Whatever your preference, we suggest that you get hold of the Credential Card (carta credenziale) which, stamped at every stopping-off place, will be a pleasing souvenir of your journey at the end of your experience.

Stop-offs, maps, and useful info about the route

www.viefrancigene.org
www.francigena.beniculturali.it
www.regione.toscana.it/via-francigena
www.turismo.intoscana.it
www.viafrancigenatoscana.eu
www.francigena.provincia.siena.it

Ospitality in Monteriggioni

Municipal hostel "Contessa Ava"

Casa per ferie Santa Maria Assunta

Low-cost hospitality

Here below are Church organizations dedicated to low-cost hospitality. These organizations are different from commercial premises regulated by Tuscan low, since hospitality, as part of the Catholic Church’s mission, is offered free of charge, although guests are welcome to make voluntary donations.

 

Ospitale di S. Cirino ad Abbadia Isola

Loc. Abbadia Isola 4, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)

Open from Maundy Thursday to October

Tel. +39 329 6593778 (at other times of year, contact +39 328 8742548)

Credentials card

Available at Monteriggioni tourist office, P.za Roma 23, +39 0577 304834

Other places that issue the card

Where to sleep nearby

Monteriggioni Suite Strada di Strove 2, loc. Abbadia Isola, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
S.m. affittacamere Abbadia Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
None Il Colombaio Strada di Serfignano, loc. Abbadia Isola, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
S.m. affittacamere La Badia Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
S. m. affittacamere L’arco Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
Ostello Contessa Ava Loc. Abbadia Isola
Castelbigozzi Strada di Bigozzi, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Castel Pietraio Strada di Strove 33, loc. Strove,53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casalta Via Matteotti 22, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Le Parate di Castel Pietraio Strada di Strove 33, loc. Strove,53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Borgo Stomennano Loc. Stomennano, 3, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None La Caminata Loc. Caminata 2, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casa per ferie S. Maria Assunta P.za Roma 23, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
Romantik hotel Monteriggioni Via I maggio 4, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Stomennano Loc. Stomennano 3, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Camere Dentro il Castello Via I maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni Castello (SI)
La Maison dell'Hotel Monteriggioni Via I maggio 13 - 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Nella Piazza Via D. Alighieri 1, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Monteriggioni Castello Via I Maggio 10, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None In Piazza Via D. Alighieri 1, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
La Signoria 1212 Via I Maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Sweet Home Largo Fontebranda 10, Monteriggioni Castello 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
camera 1 B&B Torre della Chiocciola Strada della Chiocciola n. 18/b 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Vecchio Noce Strada della Villa 25, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
La Màgia Strada di Riciano 2, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None San Luigi e tre Madonne Strada di Bellaria 5-6, loc. S. Colomba, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
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