Via Francigena: Pilgrim Accommodation in Pontremoli

UPDATE:

Good news! From 31 March 2015, the Convento Padri Cappuccini in Pontremoli has reopened. With 30 beds, including 15 in private rooms, in modern accommodation, this is definitely the best place for pilgrims to stay. It has a kitchen for the use of pilgrims. Open from 15:00 to 20:00.

Convento Padri Cappuccini di Pontremoli 
Via Cappuccini, 6-54027 Pontremoli (MS)
Telephone:  0187.830395
Website: http://www.cappuccinipontremoli.it/

Price band: C

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 Sadly, the most popular and affordable accommodation for Via Francigena pilgrims arriving in Pontremoli, the Convento Padri Cappuccini, closed in September 2014, although it is expected to reopen at some point.

Below is some alternative accommodation, not all of which are included in the lists on the official Via Francigena website.

Castello del Piagnaro
Pontremoli
Telephone: 0187 4601211 or 0187 831439
Email: info@statuestele.org
Website: http://www.statuestele.org/ing/253/1/foresteria.htm
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Price band:  C

Affordable hostel accommodation. The main problem with this accommodation, and there is plenty of it, is that it is managed by the museum (normally located in the castle, but currently in temporary accommodation at the council offices in Palazzo Comunale in the centre of town until the end of December 2014).  Accommodation needs to be pre-booked. In order to pick up a key, pilgrims must arrive during working hours, which are 09:00-12:30 and 14:30-17:30. Closed on Mondays. [Opening hours updated 31 October 2014]

Website: http://www.statuestele.org/ing/253/1/foresteria.htm

Photo courtesy of Museo dell Statue Stele
B&B Francesca e Cleo
Via Piagnaro, 3
54027 Pontremoli
Telephone: 339 597 0871
Email: francescabardini@virgilio.it
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bb-Francescaecleo-Pontremoli-centro-storico/474896789242767
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Price Band: B  

This small B&B is very conveniently located in the historical centre of Pontremoli, just a few metres off the Via Francigena.

B&B Francesca & Cleo Pontremoli

Photo courtesy of B&B Francesca & Cleo
B&B Ai Chiosi
Viale Chiosi, 15 
54027 Pontremoli
Telephone: 340 2357383/ 340 5065620
Email: aichiosi@libero.it
Website: http://www.aichiosi.it/en/
Trip Advisor reviews
 
Price Band: B.  Discount for pilgrims

A pleasant 10-15 minute walk from the centre of Pontremoli. Closed in winter.

via francigena pontremoli

Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor
Agriturismo Lucchetti Ferrari
Via Costa S. Nicolo 9
52027 Pontremoli 
Telephone: 0187-830571
Email: lucchettiferrari@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lucchettiferrari.it
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Price Band: B

This lovely agriturismo is located on the official Via Francigena route just before you reach the Porta Parma about a 10-15 min walk from the town.

lucchetti ferrari pontremoli

Photo courtesy of Agriturismo Lucchetti Ferrari
 
Hotel Napoleon
Piazza Italia, 2
54027 Pontremoli
Telephone: 0187 830544
Email: info@hotelnapoleon.net
Website: http://hotelnapoleon.net
Trip Advisor reviews
 
Price Band: B. Discount for pilgrims

.A rather nondescript hotel located a 10 minute walk from the historical centre of Pontremoli.

hotel napoleon pontremoli

 

Price Bands:  A= €70+ pp;  B= €35-70 pp; C= €0-35 pp

pilgrim accommodation pontremoli

My thanks to Francesco at Turismo in Lunigiana for the recommendations.

  Via Francigena: Pilgrim accommodation in Pontremoli appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 21 October 2014

 

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