San Miniato Tuscany, ITALY

We spent the last few hours exploring the last of Lucca and climbing one of the towers for 360 deg views of the city. A quick coffee at the bar (and they did serve us a cappacino after 10am) before heading to the station to take us via Pisa to San Miniato. We walked the final 4km to the medieval town perched high on a hill. Our official start of the Via Francigena way.

We will be spending the next 6 days walking a section of the Via Francigena Way from San Miniato to Siena. This is a relatively small section when the real pilgrim journey commenced in Canterbury, England and finished in Rome! Or even on to Jerusalem!

After exploring the little township, we happened upon a very classy restaurant that looked very tempting, so we asked our Hotel reception to book us in, luckily securing the last table in the place.

It was a delight to the senses and our best ever meal in a very long time! A great way to start this next lttle adventure!

The last of Lucca with a view from the tower

Cappacino after 10am in Italy!
Our next 6 days will be spent walking a section of the Via Francigena

San Miniato in the heart of Tuscany

Our Hotel
Our next car?
This is more like it...
This is what we came for!

A surprise for our senses... We stumbled across this very special place in San Miniato where we fine dined on exquisite vegetarian and vegan dishes... something different, but very enjoyable!

Ristorante Maggese

From our Hotel bedroom window...
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Stephen Mathieson