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The Via Romea del Chianti, that joins Florence and Siena across the heart of Tuscany has one of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy: the Chianti region is rich in history, culture and color in every season of the year.
In the land of the Palio (Siena), this road meets the more famous Via Francigena, the queen of the Vie Romee.
Thanks to the idea and work of a group of volunteers from the Tuscan group “Il Pellegrino” this itinerary was recently traced and perfectly reported. For this and other historic Tuscan roads, the “Pellegrinetto” was used as symbol: “Il signum super vestem”, a bronze plaque from the 12th century and conserved in the Bargello museum.
Travelers used this for safe passage. It is an itinerary that begins in Florence at Porta Romana and leads to circa 70 km of comfortable gravel roads (few are asphalted): Siena, Porta Camollia, Galluzzo, with its magniﬁcent Certosa, SantAndrea in Percussina (Casa Machiavelli), San Casciano (ﬁrst town in Chianti Classico), Badia a Passignano (Vallombrosian abbey), San Donation in Poggio, Castellina in Chianti (with its Medieval rock and Etruscan necropolis) are the main locations it meets, but the via will lead you on the discovery of small towns, old houses and villas whose beauty will leave you breathless.
The magniﬁcent panorama of the Chiant hills will ﬁll your eyes and heart: safe trip!