|| Arrive in Siena
|| Walk from Siena to Lucignano d’Arbia
|| Lucignano d’Arbia
|| Walk from Lucignano d’Arbia to Buonconvento
|| Walk from Buonconvento to San Quirico
|| San Quirico
|| Walk from San Quirico d’Orcia to Castiglione
|| Castiglione d’Orcia
|| Walk from Castiglione d’Orcia to Radicofani
|| Walk from Radicofani to Acquapendente
|| Departure from Acquapendente
Day 1 – Arrive in Siena Siena on BB basis
Arrive in Siena and check-in at the hotel. If you arrive early, its biannual “Palio” horse
race, held in the most beautiful shell-shaped square in Europe: the Piazza del Campo. Don’t miss a visit to the Duomo, an architectural treasure, and numerous imposing medieval palaces.History comes
alive as you meander through the narrow streets of this fantastically preserved jewel of Italy.
Day 2 – Walk from Siena to Lucignano d’Arbia Lucignano d’Arbia on BB basis
After breakfast take start off on your wonderful Via Francigena trip along the astonishing Tuscan countryside. Walking alongside cultivated meadows, with its colours changing from the greens
and yellows of spring and summer to ochre’s of Autumn, you will pass through the medieval village of Cuna, just a few hundredmeters before entering the town of Monteroni d’Arbia, with its
famous watermill. The last part of the walk leads you to the fortified hamlet of Lucignano d’Arbia, along it’s characteristic cypress tree-lined entrance.
Day 3 – Walk from Lucignano d’Arbia to Buonconvento Buonconvento on BB basis
Today’s walk is through a series of rolling hills and wheatcultivated meadows in the heart of the “Crete Senesi”, a clay area that never ceases to amaze the passer by, with its distinctive grey coloured soil that makes it look like you’re on the moon. Your destination for today is the walled town of Buonconvento, rightly considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. From Buonconvento a steep but short climb will lead you to your accommodation for the night, an organic farm with amazing views on the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia
Day 4 – Walk from Buonconvento to San Quirico d’Orcia San Quirico d’Orcia on BB basis
Today your journey will take you towards San Quirico, over dirt roads and some asphalted ones: these, however, will be compensated by the beautiful views of the Val D’Orcia, among
hills tinted with charming shades and scattered with vineyards and cypress trees. In San Quirico you will stand enchanted before the gate of the Collegiata, trying to recognise the various architectural styles that blend into its decorations, before enjoying a rest among the green hedges of the Horti Leonini, a fifteenth-century garden..
Day 5 – Walk from San Quirico d’Orcia to Castiglione Castigione d’Orcia on BB basis
You will continue your journey across the fabulous views of the Val D’Orcia: just beyond San Quirico you will enter a timeless world visiting Vignoni Alto, and you will be able to enjoy a
reinvigorating rest in the thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni, with its unmistakable pool in the middle of the main square. The other pearl of the day is Castiglione, in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, which you will pass close by as you travel across one of the most beautiful panoramic sections of the whole Via Francigena.
Day 6 – Walk from Castiglione d’Orcia to Radicofani Radicofani on HB basis
Today you will test your strength with a short but demanding leg of your journey which will take you as far as Radicofani: but it will be worth it, because admiring the view from the Radicofani fortress, tired but satisfied, will repay all your efforts. You will also be able to visit the Pieve di San Pietro, a little jewel dating back to the thirteenth century, and take an evening walk in its old town centre, admiring the magic of the illuminated Fortress..
Day 7 – Transfer to Radicofani and walk to Acquapendente Acquapendente on BB basis
The longest walk of your trip is also one of the most rewarding,thanks to the astonishing panorama you will be offered. A short car transfer will lead to the main square of Radicofani: the imposing “Rocca” (the castle) is dominating the entire valley, giving a view stretching out for kilometres over the Tuscan hills and Monta Amiata. Walking along the old consular road “ViaCassia), the breath-taking sights walking down the ridge will absolutely inspire a sensation of well-being, until you reach the
final stage of the trip in Acquapendente (you will have a short transfer from Centeno to Ponte Gregoriano to avoid a section with lot of traffic)
Day 8 – Arrivederci Acquapendente!
The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have pre-booked extra nights with us or
other extra services.