The Via Francigena is an ancient route that crosses Europe and allowed pilgrims to reach Rome. The route, indicated today by special signs, starts from the Cathedral of Canterbury and crosses the English Channel to reach France, which will be crossed from north to south.
The main French cities that can be visited along the way are Reims, in whose Gothic cathedral almost all the kings of France have been crowned, and Besançon.
After crossing the Swiss Alps, you cross the Italian border at the Colle del Gran San Bernardo and head south through Pavia, Fidenza, Parma, the Passo della Cisa, Siena and Viterbo to finally reach Rome.
In Tuscany, some of the minor stages pass through San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, San Quirico d'Orcia and Radicofani.
There are some extensions of the Via Francigena south of Rome that reach Puglia, from where you boarded to Jerusalem and the Holy Land.