The Cammino di Dante is a long journey divided into stages, which touch some of the most significant places in the poet's life. In three days of hiking we will explore one of the most important stretches of the Cammino in Tuscan territory, and from our starting point in Val di Sieve we will walk ancient roads and medieval pathways, visit churches and fortresses contemporaneous with the author of the Divine Comedy, and arrive, eventually, in his beloved Florence.
The abbey in San Godenzo will catapult us back into 1302, when exiled White Guelf and Ghibelline factions, usually rivals, united under its roof. Among them was Dante, turned out under a death sentence by the podestà of Florence, Cante Gabrielli da Gubbio. In this little town the exiles formed a pact, which was signed by many notaries and is today preserved in the Florentine state archives.
We will walk to Dicomano along the paths that Dante trod on his flight to Romagna, past parish churches and chestnut trees, through landscapes little altered since his day. We will meet the haunts of his youth, when he spent time at his family's summer residence near Pontassieve, and other places that he does not fail to mention in the Comedy. Eventually we will reach Florence and the heart of his city.