Stage 70: Altopascio-San Miniato

Stage 70 of the Via Francigena takes pilgrims from Altopascio to San Miniato, offering a journey marked by Tuscan beauty. Walkers will enjoy rolling landscapes, olive groves and vineyards, experiencing the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the region.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Altopascio: The stage begins in Altopascio, where pilgrims can explore the Spedale di San Jacopo, an ancient medieval hospital. The town also has charming squares and historic buildings.
  • Ponticelli: On the way to San Miniato, walkers can pass through Ponticelli, a small town characterized by its calm atmosphere and Tuscan landscapes.
  • San Miniato: The stage concludes in San Miniato, a jewel on top of a hill. Known for its rich history and panoramic views, San Miniato features an impressive cathedral and medieval fortress dominating the skyline.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Cathedral of San Jacopo (Altopascio): In addition to the Spedale di San Jacopo, Altopascio is home to the Cathedral of San Jacopo, which features unique architecture and a spiritual atmosphere.
  • San Miniato Cathedral: In San Miniato, the cathedral is a must-see. Located at the top of the hill, it offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and houses works of sacred art.
  • San Miniato Fortress: The medieval fortress of San Miniato is a historical monument that represents the strategic importance of the city over the centuries.
  • Tower of Frederick II (San Miniato): Also in San Miniato, the Tower of Frederick II is a prominent landmark that provides spectacular views of the surrounding region.

Stage 70 provides pilgrims with an authentic experience of Tuscany, from the historical remains of Altopascio to the medieval majesty of San Miniato.

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StagesVia Francigena

Etapa 69

Lucca - Altopascio

19 km
Etapa 70

Altopascio - San Miniato

29 km
Etapa 71

San Miniato - Gambassi Terme

24 km
Etapa 72

Gambassi Terme-San Gimignano

14 km
Etapa 73

San Gimignano - Monteriggioni

31 km
Etapa 74

Monteriggioni - Siena

21 km
Etapa 82

Viterbo - Vetralla

18 km
Etapa 83

Vetralla - Sutri

24 km
Etapa 84

Sutri - Campagnano di Roma

27 km
Etapa 85

Campagnano di Roma - Isola Farnese

24 km
Etapa 86

Isola Farnese - Roma

18 km

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