This stage, mainly in the Pisa province, will take us through hilly terrain which is typical for the Tuscany region. It's only towards the end of the day that we will come accross a continuous ascent of some 200 meters. Nevertheless,the various ascents during the day will add up to 800 meters. Our destination Gambassi Terme is situated in the southernmost corner of the Florence province, and as we are hiking mainly south, our stay in this province will be of short duration only.
Gambassi Terme goes back to the Etruscans, and the Castello di Gambassi is documented 1037 for the first time. This place has been well known for producing glass since the Middle Ages and still lives from this business. In the center of Gambassi, we will find a small church with a place in front, from where we have a great view overlooking the lovely, hilly landscape of Tuscany. On the Horizon, we will see the towers of San Gimignano, our destination of the next day. This should stimulate us to look forward to a tasty and nutritious dinner.
The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.
previous stage: Via Francigena: Altopascio - San Miniato
following stage: Via Francigena: Gambassi Terme - San Gimignano
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Tour history (B03738)
First published: Dienstag, 9. August 2011
Last updated: Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2016
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