The pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome, the Via Francigena, passes through Tuscany. These trail markers show the way; some are painted on the sides of buildings in towns.


There are many remnants from pilgrim days of the 11th century. Here is an ancient rest stop that offered water to walkers and horses.

I was able to walk this section of the path from Quartaia to Monsanello which passes through a pastoral landscape. Factory it is a small semi-abandoned village located right along the Via Francigena.