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Pilgrim trail recommended route Stage 39

Via Francigena: San Miniato - Gambassi Terme

Pilgrim trail · Pisa
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  • Blick zurück nach San Miniato
    Blick zurück nach San Miniato
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m 400 300 200 100 20 15 10 5 km San Miniato: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Gambassi Terme Pieve Santi- Pietro- e-Paolo Osteria del Pellegrino Campriano Calenzano II: Chiesa Poggio Tagliato
moderate
Distance 24.3 km
6:52 h
429 m
254 m
327 m
77 m
This stage, mainly in the Pisa province, will take us through hilly terrain which is typical for the Tuscany region. It's only towards the end of the day that we will come accross a continuous ascent of some 200 meters. Nevertheless,the various ascents during the day will add up to 800 meters. Our destination Gambassi Terme is situated in the southernmost corner of the Florence province, and as we are hiking mainly south, our stay in this province will be of short duration only.
Gambassi Terme goes back to the Etruscans, and the Castello di Gambassi is documented 1037 for the first time. This place has been well known for producing glass since the Middle Ages and still lives from this business. In the center of Gambassi, we will find a small church with a place in front, from where we have a great view overlooking the lovely, hilly landscape of Tuscany. On the Horizon, we will see the towers of San Gimignano, our destination of the next day. This should stimulate us to look forward to a tasty and nutritious dinner.

Note(s)
The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.

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Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Highest point
327 m
Lowest point
77 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.30%Dirt road 2.70%Forested/wild trail 60.54%Path 0.28%Road 13.50%Unknown 18.65%
Asphalt
1 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
14.7 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
3.3 km
Unknown
4.5 km
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Rest stops

San Miniato: Cattedrale di Santa Maria
Osteria del Pellegrino
Gambassi Terme

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Start

San Miniato bei der Cattedrale di Santa Maria (153 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.679557, 10.851412
DMS
43°40'46.4"N 10°51'05.1"E
UTM
32T 649233 4837948
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Destination

Gambassi Terme im Ortszentrum

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Coordinates

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43.679557, 10.851412
DMS
43°40'46.4"N 10°51'05.1"E
UTM
32T 649233 4837948
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.3 km
Duration
6:52 h
Ascent
429 m
Descent
254 m
Highest point
327 m
Lowest point
77 m
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