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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

Tuscan Classic: Itinerary

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 day

Why not extend in Florence, Siena or at Pieve  a Castello?


Shorter 5 day Itinerary

One night in each hotel en route.


Tuscan Classic:


Nights 1 & 2
San Gimignano
*** Leon Bianco
Comfortable hotel in medieval centre. B&B

Nights 3 & 4
Monteriggioni Pieve Castello ****
Nights 5 & 6
Siena Athena ***(*)
Tuscan Classic:



When to go

Start any day from 01 Apr to 24 Oct



Of interest.
Worth travelling to see if you are in the area.
Of great interest.
Worth travelling to see if you are in the country.
Of outstanding interest.
  Worth travelling to see if you are in Europe.



On Route


The best - preserved great medieval city in Europe. An abundance of outstanding 14C and 15C art and architecture. The Piazza de Campo, scene of the Palio  horserace.


Walled medieval town with world-famous towers.


Former Augustinian canonry  with proto- Romanesque  basilica-style church and rare 8th Century  baptistery with Lombard arcading.


Tiny medieval village encircled  by 13C walls surmounted by watchtowers. (optional walk day 4).


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).



From:    To: Price
Pisa  Airport First Hotel from ₤100
Florence Airport First Hotel from ₤90




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