Stage 73: San Gimignano-Monteriggioni

Stage 73 of the Via Francigena is a fascinating stretch that connects the historic towns of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Pilgrims will embark on a journey through the Tuscan countryside, experiencing the cultural and natural wealth of this Italian region.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • San Gimignano: The stage begins in San Gimignano, known for its emblematic medieval towers and its old town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Pilgrims can explore the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy the panoramic views from the heights of the towers.
  • Monteriggioni: The final destination is Monteriggioni, a medieval gem famous for its imposing circular wall and defensive towers. The town preserves its medieval structure almost intact, offering pilgrims an authentic experience of the past.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Towers of San Gimignano: Before leaving San Gimignano, pilgrims can once again admire the majestic medieval towers that characterize the city’s skyline.
  • Walls and Towers of Monteriggioni: Upon arriving at Monteriggioni, pilgrims will immerse themselves in the medieval atmosphere of the fortified city. The well-preserved walls and towers offer an impressive glimpse of the military architecture of the period.

This stage allows pilgrims to experience the authenticity of two charming Tuscan towns, each with its own historical and cultural character. From the majesty of the towers of San Gimignano to the fortress of Monteriggioni, the journey is steeped in the rich heritage of medieval Italy.

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StagesVia Francigena

Etapa 69

Lucca - Altopascio

19 km
2/5
4h15min
Etapa 70

Altopascio - San Miniato

29 km
3/5
7h
Etapa 71

San Miniato - Gambassi Terme

24 km
3/5
6h15min
Etapa 72

Gambassi Terme-San Gimignano

14 km
2/5
3h30min
Etapa 73

San Gimignano - Monteriggioni

31 km
4/5
7h30min
Etapa 74

Monteriggioni - Siena

21 km
3/5
5h
Etapa 82

Viterbo - Vetralla

18 km
3/5
4h15min
Etapa 83

Vetralla - Sutri

24 km
3/5
6h
Etapa 84

Sutri - Campagnano di Roma

27 km
3/5
6h
Etapa 85

Campagnano di Roma - Isola Farnese

24 km
3/5
6h43min
Etapa 86

Isola Farnese - Roma

18 km
2/5
4h30min

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