La Via Francigena
On the remains of the former Etruscan, Roman and Longobard roads, La Via Francigena dates to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. In centuries past, crusaders, Templars, merchants, pilgrims, Saint Francis of Assisi, and even the Great Charlemagne, walked the Via Francigena from as far as Northern Europe to Rome, and from there on to Jerusalem. Today, the Via Francigena is one of the most important and suggestive walks in Europe and compliments the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Of the numerous sites along the Via Francigena, we have selected the most magnificent, impressive and historic locations, each with its own architectural style. These sites still display the same mystical characteristics and splendor as when they were first constructed, centuries ago. You will be enchanted by the legends, myths and romanticism of these astonishing places, as you imagine how they provided shelter to pilgrims on their way to Rome and to the Holy Land.
This is the birthplace of the legends of “The Sword in the Rock” and of “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.” Here silence is supreme. These places are lost in time, yet capable of opening your senses and emotions, and of enveloping you within a sense place, time and wonder. This tour is not only a cultural walk along the Via Francigena, but also an invitation to switch off from the material world, to look to the sky, to ponder the beauty of life that surrounds you and to absorb its inspiration.