Great walking! Follow the route of Via Romea , the early medieval road to Rome
Walk from the famous medieval towers of San Gimignano…to Siena the best preserved great medieval city in Europe
Nights at ATG`s exclusive **** retreat, Pieve a Castello, for seven centuries an important overnight stop on the medieval ´ Road to Rome `
Superb art especially medieval frescoes, and medieval architecture along the route
Very comfortable accommodation
Day 1 Arrive in San Gimignano
Day 2 Explore San Gimignano, its churches with fine medieval frescoes, famous towers and ancient streets. Optional circular walk (4miles).
Day 3 Walk across open country, through vineyards and woods, following the ancient Via Romea to Pieve a Castello. (12 miles)
Day 4 Time to relax at Pieve a Castello, swim or enjoy the extensive Footloose-style walks in the area (2-10 miles).
Day 5 Walk following the Via Romea (now a track) through the forests Montagnola, visiting the church of Santa Colomba, with early medieval frescoes, before continuing to Siena (12.4 miles)
Day 6 Departure dayWhy not extend in Florence, Siena or at Pieve a Castello?
When to go
Start any day from 01 Apr to 24 Oct
** SAN GIMIGNANO:
* PIEVE A CASTELLO
Flights & Transport
Recommended Destination Airports: Pisa, Florence
From Pisa and Florence there are trains to Poggibonsi (1.5hrs ) then a bus to San Gimignano (1hr).