Along the Via Francigena
A slow holiday in Siena; this is what awaits you, if during your stay in Tuscany you decide to visit the many abbeys, monasteries, villages and spedali
(or hospices) along the Via Francigena
. Obviously leaving your car or motorbike in the garage!
Also known as Via Romea or Via Franchigena, the Via Francigena is actually a net of roads
that connected the most important European cities to Rome, the capital of Christianity and the Papal see. It follows the itinerary that Sigerico followed around 990 to go from Canterbury (in southern Great Britain) to the capital of Italy. In the past centuries, thousands of pilgrims and travellers, merchants and noble people walked along the Via Francigena, which may be considered a real medieval and Renaissance "expressway".
And it is thanks to this important road that Siena flourished in the first centuries of second millennium. Not only the Via Francigena does runs through the province of Siena from north to south; it also penetrates into the town of the Palio, in particular in the districts called Cittΰ and San Martino. It is not by chance, then, that you may happen to stumble across a brown sign with a pilgrim on it that indicates Sigerico`s itinerary
If you want to have real slow holidays in Siena , the advice is to rent a mountain bike and visit the numerous abbeys, monasteries, villages and spedali
along the Via Francigena.
Our most requested villas:
Villa with pool near Montepulciano (Siena), in Valdichiana. Sleeps 6, garden, air conditioning, hydromassage, Internet connection, outdoor toys for children. Spas, golf club, tennis club and riding stable within a few kilometres.
*Valid in some periods
Villa for vacation rental in Radda in Chianti, between Florence and Siena, in the Tuscan countryside. Accommodation for 12/13 people, garden, swimming pool, panoramic view, Internet connection.
*Valid in some periods
Villa sleeping 4+2 between Florence and Siena, in the Chianti region, in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Swimming pool, air conditioning, Internet connection, table-football table, table-tennis table. Riding stable and tennis club within a few kilometres.
Luxury villa near San Gimignano, Siena and Florence. Panoramic position on the Chianti hills. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the garden, nice and elegant furniture. Air conditioning, Internet WI-FI connection. 8 beds.