Guided tours along the Via Francigena for families

Walk along one of the most fascinating part of the Via Francigena in Tuscany, where kids will experience the life of medieval pilgrims, walking ancient mule tracks and bridges, following the tales of Sigeric’s travel journal.

More info on the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena has played a crucial role in the road network in Europe in the Middle Ages, as described by Sigeric, the archbishop of Canterbury, who wrote about it in his journal on his way back from Rome. Today this ancient road of history and spirituality, stretching from Canterbury to Rome, is walked by an increasing number of travellers and pilgrims, representing one of the most important historic paths in our Country.

The Via Francigena enters Tuscany through the Cisa Pass and cross the Magra valley in Lunigiana from Pontremoli to Aulla before continuing towards the sea.

Our guided tours of the Via Francigena for families and travellers aim at experiencing the sound of silence while walking this ancient mule tracks across pristine rivers and chestnut woods, learning tales of medieval pilgrims and travellers.


The tour runs every Sunday from April to October
Booking required

  • Rates: 15 € adults / 8 € children 6-14 years
  • Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. at the Tourist Information Office in Pontremoli or Filattiera, according to the itinerary
  • Duration: about 4 hours
  • Difficulty: medium-easy (suitable for kids 6+)

Notes: we recommend to wear hiking shoes and clothwear suitable for walking. In summer a summer hut and water bottle. Mid season rainjacket advisable.

The tour is confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of participants.

It is possible to arrange the tour upon request for individuals, school groups or small groups.