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Trekking for families: the via Francigena
Half-day excursion in Lunigiana along a fascinating leg of the historical pilgrim route, an itinerary designed specifically for families

The Via Francigena represented the backbone of the European road network during the centuries of the middle ages, starting from the famous itinerary of Sigeric (Archbishop of Canterbury) returning from Rome to England. 

Today this main road is traveled on foot in the direction of the holy places by thousands of pilgrims, and has become one of the most important historical itineraries in our country. 

The Lunigiana and its valleys are one of the fundamental junctions of the via Francigena, which enters Tuscany through the Cisa Pass. 
The route then reaches the stations of Pontremoli and Aulla, leading towards the sea. 

This short itinerary allows us to walk along this millenary road, among splendid woods, villages and stone bridges, suggestive mountain streams, vineyards and olive groves. 
Walking on mule tracks and bridges we will discover the life of medieval pilgrims and hunt for symbols and secrets following the stories and clues in Sigeric's diary. 

The route is specially designed for families and children, to bring them closer to life in the open air and teach them the taste of the journey and discovery.

Please wear comfortable shoes, clothes and a hat. Participants who do not have the necessary equipment may not be admitted to the tour. 


  • Every Sunday from April to October 
  • Adults: full price 
  • Children (6 - 12 years): € 7 
  • Minimum 8 participants Also available by reservation for groups, families and school groups 
  • Length: 4/6 Km depending on the route 
  • Technical difficulty: medium-low, suitable for children (minimum age: 6 years) 

For the 2021 season all our tours will be adapted to the anti Covid-19 legislation; specific information will be communicated during the booking and reconfirmation phase.


Sigeric Point Pontremoli, Via Armani Ricci, Pontremoli MS, Italia
From 01 April 2021 to 31 October 2021
start 09:00  end  13:00 

Prices include
  • Guided Tour
Meeting point
Sigeric Point, Pontremoli, Via Ricci Armani 10
  • Meeting: at 9.30 a.m. at Sigeric Point in Pontremoli or tourist office in Filattiera, depending on the itinerary
  • itinerary end: about 1.00 p.m. 
Cancellation and no-show policies
Please note that booking is required in advance
Read the cancellation policies
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P.IVA: 01325050456
via P. Bologna, 4, 54027 Pontremoli (MS)
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