Sunday, 6 September 2009

Via Francigena

If you can make it to Rome, then make a week of it. Start out in Florence and take the Via Francigena down to Rome as the pilgrims did back in the Renaissance.

On the way is the beautiful town of San Gimignano. Take a copy of EM Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread and find a seat in one of the 4 Piazzas. This is the only medieval Italian town to retain its feudal identity as 14 of the original 72 towers remain.

Order some Tuscan Bean soup and a gelato and soak up the history.

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