Saturday, November 11
On the third day, travelers will conquer a new leg of the road on foot. From Pieve di Coiano, they will walk to the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta a Chianni (Gambassi Terme), treading down a road marked by centuries of footprints—from those of the Etruscans traveling toward Volterra to those of Sigeric the Serious, the archbishop who documented a stop here in 990 on his way home from Rome.
In the afternoon, they will visit San Miniato, a shielded town on a hill along the Arno, halfway between Florence and Pisa. For more than 40 years here, the International white truffle showcase has taken place. After a long hike, this is an ideal place to try all the key products of the Tuscan tradition: not just truffles, but mushrooms, oil, cold cuts, meat, cheeses and vegetables…all linked to tradition and regional home cooking, made with simple and genuine flavors.
Toscana Ovunque Bella stories:
Leg of the Via Francigena: Leg 9 from San Miniato to Gambassi Terme
[Cover image credit: Martin Holland]