name:English (United Kingdom) Siena and the trekking on the Francigena route


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Siena and the trekking on the Francigena route


Siena was one of the most central ones. Almost a due passage, probably because it had a very famous Hospital where pilgrims and visitors could stop, have some rest, have their diseases cured and then follow their path. In the Middle Ages, in fact, the city was one of the richest and most populous in Europe and offered to travelers the opportunity to find comfort and care.


Starting from this month and until November 1st 2015, Siena will live those days through a special urban trekking that will touch ten spots throughout the town, symbols of the presence of Francigena. The track #SienaFrancigena will follow the walls, starting from Porta Camollia with the famous inscription 'Cor magis tibi Sena pandit' (Siena opens up its heart more than his door), a symbol of welcoming of Siena.

The route continues towards San Pietro alla Magione, the home of the Templar Knights and then the Knights of Malta, to which the Church is still tied, where you can discover the context in which they were greeted pilgrims and hear the history of the Knights Templar. The tour will continue through Banchi di Sopra to Piazza Duomo to get to Santa Maria della Scala: the oldest hospital in Europe in the Middle Ages provided care, assistance and services to the pilgrims, and today is home to museums and exhibition routes. You will go on to Porta Romana to end the path at the foot of the Torre del Mangia in the green spaces Orto de 'Pecci, where you will receive the' Bisaccia del Pellegrino ", a medieval-based appetizer made by local products.

Four kilometers of history

The path will go within the ancient walls and will offer a different views of the town, especially to those who love walking slowly and enjoy the colors and the light of the town. A guide will lead you throughout all the itinerary, to point out and underline the historical details of the path.

Tips and info

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