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Carol Neville
Via Francigena Taste of Tuscany Tour from Siena
Via Francigena Taste of Tuscany tour from Siena to Radicofani is designed to minimise long walks and maximise enjoyment of Tuscan history, culture, food and wine. In addition, our experienced guides will give you tips on photography and sketching along the way! Our Taste of Tuscany tour begins with two days in Florence, followed by...
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Via Francigena Taste of Tuscany Tour Via Francigena Taste of Tuscany Tour was scheduled to start on Friday 4th September 2020. Sadly, the coronavirus meant we had to cancel the tour. Since we can’t go on the tour, please join us on a virtual jourey! Several aspects of this tour that set it apart from...
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Via Francigena and Besançcon
In 990 AD, Bysiceon was Archbishop Sigeric’s 59th (LIX) place of rest on his return journey from Rome to Canterbury. Throughout history Bysiceon has played a strategic role in the Via Francigena, otherwise known as the road through France. For millenia, many pilgrims, soldiers and merchants have trod this famous path. And, in today’s world,...
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L'Allegoria del Buon governo
Via Francigena and Siena The Via Francigena in Siena is not to be missed for many reasons. My favourite reason is to see the fresco Allegory of Good and Bad Government, by Lorenzetti in the Palazzo Pubblico. Every time I go to Siena I have to visit the Palazzo Publicco and absorb every detail of...
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Le Briccole
Sigeric’s Stopover XI, Abricula Le Briccole is a group of abandoned buildings along the Via Francigena. It is where Archbishop Sigeric stayed when he walked the Via Francigena in 990 AD. But, in those days it was called Abricula. Today Le Briccole is only accessible on foot. So you have to walk to see it!...
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Acquapendente Pugnaloni
This week I would have been packing my suitcase ready to fly to Rome for the Acquapendente Pugnaloni Festival. Instead of the excitement of the real event I sit at home sharing my reflections of past festivals. So, why am I so disappointed about missing out on the Pugnaloni? The History The Acquapendente Pugnaloni Festival...
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Via Francigena Coronavirus Updates
Via Francigena Coronavirus Updates As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world, each nation reacts differently. In Australia the lockdown began with a ‘Great Toilet Paper Stampede’. No one can quite work out why! But how is the rest of the world reacting? To find out here are some links and information for current Via Francigena...
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Piazzale Michelangelo
Carol the Pilgrim heads to Florence Carol the Pilgrim was heading back to Switzerland after her Via Francigena adventures in Tuscany. A weird mix of events led her to become ‘Lost in Florence at Midnight’. It all began with the train trip from Orvieto to Florence. It was one of those usual delays where the...
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Via Francigena in Bolsena
‘Signora! Signora! Basta! No! No!’ Carol the Pilgrim was very pleased to be a part of the Via Francigena and the Bolsena Eucharistic Miracle. But, the truth is she had sinned! Despite her very best efforts, her clumsy foot managed to dislodge several flowers from under the arm pit of the sleeping Santa Cristina. As...
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