Via Francigena Day 30 – San Gimignano to Colle di Val d’Elsa

Day 30 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from San Gimignano to Colle di Val d’Elsa. Distance: 10.3 miles. Weather: sunny, temperature mid-80s. San Gimignano was besieged by throngs…

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Via Francigena Day 29 – Gambassi to San Gimignano

Day 29 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Gambassi to the medieval town of San Gimignano. Distance: 9 miles. Weather: sunny, temperature high 70s. A New Use for…

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Via Francigena Day 28 – San Miniato to Gambassi

Day 28 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us on a gorgeous route from San Miniato to Gambassi. Distance: 16.2 miles. Weather: sunny, windy, temperature high 70s. Today marks a…

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Via Francigena Day 27 – A Jump to San Miniato

Day 27 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage had us taking a train to San Miniato due to lack of lodging on the route. Distance: (3 miles of actual trail walking).…

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Via Francigena Day 26 – Lucca to Altopascio

Day 26 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage had us splitting in groups of two, and heading for Altopascio. Distance: 12.1 miles. Weather: clouds, rain, 70 degrees. Many pilgrims choose to…

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Via Francigena Day 25 – Avenza Beach Day + Lucca

Day 25 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage had us checking out the beach in Avenza, and reaching the walled city of Lucca. Weather: sunny, low 80s. The rain cleared early…

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Via Francigena Day 24 – Sarzana to Avenza

Day 24 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Sarzana to Avenza! Distance: 12.1 miles. Weather: cloudy, rain in the afternoon, temps: 70s.

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Via Francigena Day 23 – Aulla to Sarzana

Day 23 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Aulla to Sarzana, and our first ocean views! Distance: 12.3 miles. Weather: partly cloudy, low 80s. Dad’s Italian book described…

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Via Francigena Day 22 – Filetto to Aulla

Day 22 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Filetto to Aulla. Distance: 10.9 miles. Weather: partly cloudy, rain, low 80s. Dad had been clever to split the segment…

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Via Francigena Day 21 – Pontremoli to Filetto

Day 21 of our Via Francigena pilgrimage took us from Pontremoli to Filetto. Distance: 11.9 miles. Weather: partly cloudy, low 80s. The 31 kilometer segment from Pontremoli to Aulla is…

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