On Saturday, 15 June 2013, Farfalle in Cammino, the non-profit responsible tourism organisation, is offering a guided tour along the Via Francigena from the Cisa Pass to Pontremoli. You will be able to follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims and medieval merchants on a journey through history, art and the traditional food of the region.
The morning’s walk along the Via Francigena ends at Piagnaro Castle in Pontremoli, where a tasting lunch of traditional Lunigiana specialities will be served. After lunch and a visit to the Museum of Stele Statues at the castle, the tour continues with a guided walk through the streets of Pontremoli to the Church of St Peter, which houses a 12th Century labyrinth stone.
The tour is in Italian but the tour guide will also be able to provide brief comments in English. English audio-guides are available at the Castle and Museum.
Good-priced overnight accommodation can be arranged and it will also be possible to organise other guided tours on Sunday, 16 June.
€25 per person; booking essential.
For further information and reservations phone 0187 831439 – 3283120525 – 360700369
This tour is part of the “l’arte del gusto/il gusto dell’ arte” series of events promoted by the Regione Toscana Musei and by Vetrina Toscana. It is being run in collaboration with the Museo delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi – Castello del Piagnaro, local restaurants in the Vetrina Toscana network (Trattoria Pelliccia and Osteria Oca Bianca), the Comune of Pontremoli, Pro Loco, the Istituto Valorizzazione Castelli, and the Farfalle in Cammino. It is also listed in the Francigena Festival and Veglie Francigene programmes for 2013.
Explore history and food on the Via Francigena appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 12 June 2013.