Radicofani to Acquapendente
The last stage of the Via Francigena in Tuscany
This fairly challenging stage of 24 km, taking around 7 hours, starts at Radicofani and takes you to Acquapendente.
The walk starts with a descent of about 8 km following the ridge. There is a splendid view across the valley all the way to Lazio. Beautiful hills, with Monte Amiata behind the Rocca di Radicofani, accompany you throughout the first part of the journey.
There are refreshment stops at Ponte a Rigo and Proceno.
Foto di Antonio Cinotti
San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni (Saint Cassian of the Baths) is a hamlet in the Val di Chiana, in the province of Siena. It is well-known for its thermal springs, which have attracted many people over the centuries.
There are several religious places to visit: the main church of San Casciano (St Cassian), the paleo-Christian church of Santa Maria della Colonna (Our Lady of the Column), the Insigne Collegiata di San Leonardo (Distinguished Collegiate Church of St Leonard) and the church of Sant’Antonio (St Anthony).
From Ponte a Rigo there are still a few kilometres to travel before you cross into Lazio, then you follow a dirt track through the valley of the river Paglia to Proceno. You descend to Ponte Gregoriano before tackling the final climb towards the church of the Santo Sepolcro (Holy Sepulchre), the end of the stage in Acquapendente.