Via Francigena

The Via Francigena  (The French Way) is an ancient pathway  from Canterbury in England to Rome, which has been walked by pilgrims for over a thousand years ago.    

The path through the heart of Tuscany is considered the most   scenic  part of the entire Via Francigena.

The British Archbishop Sigerac (989-994) pioneered the route and described each stage on his way back from Rome.  

Casa Quintino is situated equidistant from three of the most beatiful stages in the whole route:

Stage 30: San Miniato to Gambassi Terme (24 kms) divided into two days at Pieve di Coiano (11.8kms) with  12,2 kms the following day to Gambassi Terme.

Stage 31: Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano (13.4 kms)

Stage 32: San Gimignano to Monteriggioni (31kms) which can be divided into two days - half way at Quartaia (14kms)  with 17 kms remaining the following day

Stage 33: Monteriiggioni to Siena (15-20.6kms) -