Walking on the Via Francigena – itinerary

The Sienese stretch of the Via Francigena allows you to immerse yourself in the different types of environment that characterize the Sienese territory: from San Gimignano almost to Siena, from Siena to San Quirico and the Val d’Orcia passing through the lands of Brunello under Montalcino, from the end of the Val d’Orcia to the fortress of Radicofani or the mountain of Abbadia San Salvatore.

In the northernmost areas we find woods of oaks and valleys rich in waterways. Near Siena you then pass to the hilly landscape rich in areas cultivated with wheat, vines and olive trees up to the whole Val d’Orcia.

The final stretch of the Radicofani trail takes place at an altitude and then on valleys and gullies to pasture for the sheep, while the variant of Abbadia San Salvatore rises in the woods of the southern slope of Amiata.

The entire route is rich in monuments and works of art that are worth a stop and a visit.

From a hydrogeological point of view, the rivers Elsa, Arbia-Ombrone, Orcia and Paglia cross both rivers and many tributaries.

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The Route

  • Distance: 172 (165) km
  • Altimeters: + 1.310 (1.046) m
  • Slope maximum: 22 (26) %
  • Type of road surface: mixed (asphalt, dirt road, path, paved)